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Wardin - December 19, 1944

Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein
Western Front By: RBorg - Last update: 12/14/2010
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Historical Background:
The morning of December 19 opened under a thick fog. The stragglers that had been poring back through the Allied lines had stopped coming, which could only mean the enemy was approaching. In the village of Wardin, Team S-2 and Company B of 54th Armored Infantry Battalion had secured the road block and part of the village, while O?Hara?s Armor was in position on the hills to the south, supported by 420th Armored field Artillery. The Germans initially attacked through the woods in front of O?Hara, while their Combat engineers attempted to clear the minefields. But they were soon pushed back and the threat of the minefield remained. They then opted to skirt O?Hara?s position and move in full force against Wardin. Late in the day, the 28th Division command post in Bastogne received word that the Allied forces in Wardin had been wiped out.

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 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 Medals.

The 5 town hexes of Wardin form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 Medal for whoever controls Wardin.

The 4 road hexes marked with medals are Temporary Medal Objectives worth 1 Medal each for the Axis forces.

Special Rules:
Winter Combat (Actions 25 - Combat Cards), Winter Weather (Actions 26 - Winter Weather) and Reduced Visibility (Actions 27 - Reduced Visibility) rules are in effect.

Place a badge on the 2 German engineer units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

Place a badge on the 2 Allied Half-Track units (Troops 18 - Half-Tracks). Supply Vehicle rules are not in effect.

Place a badge on the Axis Tank Destroyer unit (Troops 24 - Tank Destroyers).

The Allied player lays out the Minefields (Terrain 29 - Minefields).

The river is frozen (Terrain 47 - Frozen Rivers).

Scenario Bibliography:
BADGES
Combat engineers
Tank destroyers
Half-tracks

LOGOS
W/D Board
Winter Wars

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