[Germany] Bazooka town - March 30, 1945 - April 01, 1945

The Spearhead Division capture Paderborn.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/30/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    


Historical Background:
After the defeat of the battle of the Bulge, the German Army was not able to prevent the invasion of "Vaterland" by Allied forces. On the western front, 1st and 9th US armies were nearby to surround the Ruhr and its defenders. 3rd US Armored Division "Spearhead", under the command of general Rose, was running to Paderborn, Mecca of the Panzerwaffe (German armored forces). Stopped one day long by fierce combats in Kirchborchen, known as "Bazooka town" because of the use of numerous "Panzerfaust", the "Spearhead" capture Paderborn on the 1st of April 1945. The same day, the junction between the two US armies was done at Lippstadt, the Ruhr was definitively surrounded. The "Spearhead" was victorious but had lost its commander, killed in action on the 30th of March.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals, the church of Paderborn is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Elite Armored Units" rules (Troop 2) to the Axis armored units in the right and left sections.
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troop 16) to the Axis armored unit in the central section.
- Use "Special Weapon Assets" rules (SWA 1 & 2) for the three Axis units with antitank badges.
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules (Terrain 61) for the Lippe river.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipedia - article "Tanks in town".
- Magazine Historia - 1945, la chute du IIIe Reich.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans on the 28th of December 2009.

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.

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