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Wingen on the Moder River - January 03, 1945 - January 05, 1945

Western Front By: trumpetman52 - Last update: 12/14/2008
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x4 x4 x4


Historical Background:
The Hardt Mountains in France nestled a village, Wingen on the Moder River. The terrain had steep slopes all around the town. In January 1945, the weather was fierce with waist deep snow and subzero chill factor temperatures. On January 3, the 1st & 3rd battalions of the 12th SS Gebirgsfager (Mountain Infantry) regiment, 6th SS Mountain Division pushed for the town of Wingen. The U.S. Army's 1st Battalion 179th Infantry command post & HQ was in the town of Wingen. The 276th Infantry was also in the area. "C" company was north of Wingen, "A" company was south of Wingen and "B" company was northeast of Wingen. The German 1st infantry quickly took the town of Heideneck, northwest of Wingen and the 3rd infantry quickly overpowered the U.S. 179th Infantry, which was entirely killed, wounded, or captured. The U.S. 179th & 276th were both taken by complete surprise and the Germans quickly overtook the town of Wingen. The 276th, in complete disarray, regrouped, with the eventual assistance from the 274th infantry from southwest of Wingen, was able to regroup and retake the town of Wingen. The 276th two tank units were disastrous in their operations, entering the city from the west. The battle for the town of Wingen became one of the fiercest battles that was fought on the French countryside, with house to house combat taking place. The green American 276th infantry was fighting a German battle hardened 12th Mountain Division, but the 276th were finally able to drive the Germans out of Wingen on the Moder River. History has been written. The playing field is now at peace. This battle is now in your hands. Can you rewrite history?

Briefing:
Allies: 3 Command Cards, When one hex of Wingen is occupied by a German infantry unit the Allies immediatly draw one additional card and the Allied player then has 4 cards.

Axis: 5 Command Cards, Axis player moves first.

Conditions of Victory:
The Axis player must have entered at least one hex of the town of Wingen.

Victory points begin after the Axis player occupies a town hex.

Four victory points are required for a win.

Special Rules:
The town of Wingen consists of 6 hexes. The train stations are not part of the town.

The 179th Infantry cannot exit the town of Wingen until the town has been entered by the German army.

Remove the Barrage and the Air Power cards from the deck.

Note: Review the Railroad Station rules, TP Pg 5 and the Church rules TP Pg. 10

Note: this scenario requires playing pieces from the Terrain Pack and the original game.

Scenario Bibliography:
http://www.files.trailblazersww2.org/Maps/nordwindmap.jpg

http://www.lonesentry.com/gi_stories_booklets/70thinfantry/index.html

http://www.historynet.com/magazines/world_war_2/3033861.html

Google Earth: Wingen-sur-Moder, France

Mapquest: Wingen-sur-Moder, France

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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