Longvilly Trap - December 19, 1944

Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein - Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein
Western Front By: RBorg - Last update: 12/19/2008
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x4 x5
first You play first    


Historical Background:
December 18, 1944, six days before Christmas: German armor has come to within a few miles of the city of Bastogne. Unwilling to give up this important traffic center, the Americans organize a defense perimeter around the town. In the late afternoon, Combat Command B arrives at Bastogne and immediately sets up three road blocks:
- Noville (north; Team Desobry)
- Longvilly (northeast; Team Cherry)
- Wardin (east; Team O'Hara)

A day later - December 19, 1944: After learning of the passage of Team Cherry through the village of Mageret, the Germans establish their own road block and decide to wait for the Panzergrenadiere to catch up before attempting to seize Bastogne. Cherry soon discovers elements of the Panzer Lehr on the team's rear. Longvilly is now cut-off and it becomes vital for Team Cherry to attempt a breakthrough and reopen the road to Bastogne!

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis Player
[Germany]
Take 5 Command cards.
You move first.

Allied Player
[United States]
Take 4 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals.

The two road hexes with an Exit markers are Exit hexes for the Allied forces.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on the German engineer units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers). An Engineer unit that moves onto a Road Block hex and is eligible to battle may clear the Road Block hex in lieu of battling.

The Air Power card must be played as an Artillery Bombard Tactic card instead: Artillery battles twice or moves up to 3 hexes.

Air Rules are not in effect. The Air Sortie cards are set aside and are not used in this mission.

Scenario Bibliography:
December 2008 on-line release.

Set-up Order
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