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Relief of Bastogne - December 20, 1944 - December 27, 1944

Western Front By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 10/23/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x9 x5 x9
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The siege of Bastogne is one chapter in the history of the Battle of the Ardennes. On December 16th, 1944, the Germans launched their greatest offensive of the war in the west. Achieving considerable success in their first attacks, they broke through, penetrated 65 miles into Allied territory, and threatened the entire front in the west. The failure of this German drive was due in part to the American resistance at Bastogne.

Allies: 5 cards
Axis: 5 cards, you move first

Conditions of Victory:
9 medals
The 2 Bastogne ruins hexes are temporary medal objectives worth 1 medal each for the Axis.
St. Etianne and Villeroux are temporary medal objectives for the Axis worth 1 medal each.
The Bastogne city hex is a temporary medal objective for the Allies worth 1 medal.
Foy and Morvie are temporary medal objectives for the Allies worth 1 medal each.

Special Rules:
Air Power card is played as Artillery Bombard.
Axis elite infantry units can move two and battle.
Axis armor units with rosette have 4 figures.
Allied elite units( both Rangers and Airborne) can move two and battle.
Axis and Allied engineer disregard terrain battle dice reductions.
ALL armor units for both sides move only 2 hexes due to winter conditions.

Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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