Battle of Aachen - October 02, 1944 - October 21, 1944

Western Front By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 07/06/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x10 x6 x10
    first You play first


Historical Background:
The Battle of Aachen was fought from Oct. 2 to Oct. 21st, 1944. It was one of the largest urban battles fought by U.S. forces in WW2, and the first city on German soil to be captured by the Allies. The city had been incorporated into the Siegfried line, the main defensive network on Germany's western border. The Siegfried Line consisted of several belts of inter-connected pillboxes and bunkers protected by extensive minefields, dragon's teeth anti-tank obstacles, and barbed wire entanglements. The battle ended with a German surrender, but their tenacious defense significantly disrupted Allied plans for the advance into Germany.

Briefing:
Allies: 6 cards, you move first.
Axis: 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
10 medals
Crucifix Hill, Rimburg and Ubach are temporary medal objectives for the Allies.
Hotel Quellenhof is a temporary medal objective for both sides. If any unit occupies either the medal token or star hexes it counts as one medal irregardless if the other hex is occupied by the enemy.
The road exit hexes(2) can be used by the Allies for additional medals for each exiting unit.
The exit hex near the bridge can be used by the Axis for additional medals for each exiting unit.

Special Rules:
The mine is laid out by the Germans.
The two German 4 figure armor units represent Tigers.
German anti-tank units as marked.
German and U.S. special forces as marked.
German and U.S. engineers as marked.
The three U.S. 4 figure armor units represent M26 Pershings.
German and U.S. mobile artillery as marked. They can move 1 and battle.
(Capt. Bobbie E. Brown single handed wiped out three enemy pillboxes on Crucifix Hill and deliberately drew enemy fire to find out where enemy emplacements were. For his actions he was awarded the Medal of Honor. He is represented by the engineer unit in the center)

Warning:
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.

Set-up Order
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