What happens to Vichy when Allies Liberate Paris?



  • Recent game I played, the Allies liberated paris but I couldnt find anything in the rules that said what happened to the Vichy… anyone know what happens?


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017

    It’s on the Vichy France Reference Sheet for sure. On the Reference Sheet under “Vichy Surrender”"

    "If Southern France is conquered, Vichy surrenders. All Vichy colonies subsequently join Free France. All Vichy units join Free France. 14.4.5 Internal French Conflict Vichy and Free France are in an internal French conflict. They may attack each other’s units and land zones. A Free France attack on Vichy does not make Vichy Align with Germany.
    If Vichy attacks a Free French land zone containing units not from Free France, these non Free French units do not participate in the combat and are moved to the nearest land zone in their possession.
    If Vichy attacks Free France in a sea zone containing other Allied naval units, these non Free French units do not participate in the combat but stays in the zone.

    The bolded part is what’s really relevant. Now that I look at this, the rest of that doesn’t really have anything to do with Vichy Surrender, so not really sure why it’s under that section on the Reference Sheet haha.

    Long story short, retaking Paris doesn’t do anything in terms of Vichy. You need to retake Southern France, which is the Vichy capital.

    The Rulebook under 14.4.4 Vichy Surrender also states:

    “If Southern France is conquered, Vichy surrenders. All Vichy colonies subsequently join Free France”.

    Hope that answers your question!


  • 2018 2017 '16

    Aside from what Chris said, you also roll for the Vichy ships too.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017

    Thanks GHG! I was 99% sure that was also a rule, but I didn’t catch it in my quick perusal of the rules before responding here!



  • @Chris_Henry
    Thanks guys, I was wondering if there was anything specific about Paris being liberated.
    But what you guys said seems to make sense.


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