Moselle-Saar Triangle 2 - January 18, 1945 - January 29, 1945

German armor counterattacks Battle 2 of 3
Western Front By: 50th - Last update: 06/08/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x8 x5 x7
first You play first    


Historical Background:
As the 20th Corps or "Ghost Corps" continued to take the cities and towns of the Moselle-Saar triangle, Hitler pulled the 11th armored panzer division from the front, and had them cross the Saar to defend the Sigfried Line. The 94th Infantry division was ordered in to replace the beleaguered 90th Infantry division. When the allies found themselves against armor, Patton sent the 8th armored division and the 10th armored division to assist the "Ghost Corps".

Briefing:
Allies: Take 5 command cards

Axis: Take 6 command cards and go first.As long as you hold Sinz AND Orsholz, you get 6 command cards. Lose EITHER of these and discard down to 4 cards. However if you retake the cities, you get 6 cards again.

Conditions of Victory:
Allies: you MUST take Sinz and Orsholz and 5 units.

Axis: you MUST hold Sinz and Orsholz and take 6 units.

Special Rules:
This battle takes place in January in the middle of a snowstorm. Therefore the armored units can only move 2 hexes and the infantry and artillery units can move 1 OR fire. Special units infantry can move 1 AND fire.

Scenario Bibliography:
Wikipedia-94th Infantry Division
Documentary- The Ghost Corps

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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