Resistance at Marvie - December 23, 1944 - December 24, 1944

Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein
Western Front By: RBorg - Last update: 12/14/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x9 x6 x9
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On December 23, the Germans started to shell Marvie, a suburb of Bastogne. At about the same time, German tanks and infantry slowly began to progress toward Hill 500. A few US soldiers were able to withdraw, but most stayed on the hill as the Germans encircled them. North of Marvie, the elite German infantry had worked their way through a hastily-laid minefield and were advancing on a farmhouse. Lt. Col. James O'Hara ordered his team of tanks and artillery to move forward and check on the German advance in this sector. The German infantry now came toward the houses at Marvie, but the American infantry held like a rock. To the southwest, the Germans were advancing in force and had already crossed the frozen stream. Only a few platoons were in position to oppose the German advance, but they held until a few Shermans came forward to counter the attack. Not knowing the strength of this American counter-attack, the Germans took up defensive positions and decided to wait.??

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

Briefing:
Axis Player
[Germany]
Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Allied Player
[United States]
Take 6 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
9 Medals.

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

The three road hexes marked with a medal are Temporary Medal Objectives 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 badges on the 4 German elite infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).

Church rules are in effect (Terrain 19 - Churches).

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

The Allied player lays out the 3 Minefields (Terrain 29 - Minefields).

Scenario Bibliography:
BADGES
Elite infantry

LOGOS
Breakthrough
Eastern Front
Winter Wars

Set-up Order
15
1
3
3
9
34
4
20
14
8
3
6
1
4
3