Longvilly Trap - December 19, 1944

Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein
Western Front By: RBorg - Last update: 12/14/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
December 18, 1944, six days before Christmas: German armor has come to within a few miles of the city of Bastogne. Unwilling to give up this important traffic center, the Americans organize a defense perimeter around the town. In the late afternoon, Combat Command B arrives at Bastogne and immediately sets up three road blocks: - Noville (north; Team Desobry) - Longvilly (northeast; Team Cherry) - Wardin (east; Team O'Hara).

A day later - December 19, 1944: After learning of the passage of Team Cherry through the village of Mageret, the Germans establish their own road block and decide to wait for the Panzergrenadiers to catch up before attempting to seize Bastogne. Cherry soon discovers elements of the Panzer Lehr on the team's rear. Longvilly is now cut-off and it becomes vital for Team Cherry to attempt a breakthrough and reopen the road to Bastogne!

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 4 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

The two road hexes with Exit markers are Exit hexes for the Allied 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 1 German engineer unit (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

Place a badge on the 2 Axis Tank Destroyer units (Troops 24 - Tank Destroyers).

Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for the 2 Axis units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 6 - Mortar Late War). Place a badge on these 2 units.

The river is frozen but impassable.

Scenario Bibliography:
BADGES
Combat engineers
Tank destroyers
Mortar

LOGOS
W/D Board
Winter Wars

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