Memoir '44 D-Day Landings Memoir '44 D-Day Landings

The Bulge Breaks Through - December 16, 1944 - December 18, 1944

Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein - Outnumbered and Outgunned
Western Front By: 50th - Last update: 07/19/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x8 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
The men of the 110th infantry regiment thought that the war was winding down. They thought they were in a quiet area. The Second Panzer 26th Volksgrenadier, and Panzer Lehr divisions were about to drive through their positions. Some of the 2nd and Panzer Lehr units crossed the bridges while the rest waited with the 26th Volksgrenadier while pontoon bridges were being built across the Our River. Once they crossed, they would move down to Hosingen, while the 26th tried to clear the road to Bastogne. The 110th was assigned the central section of a 25 mile long position along a road they called Skyline Road. At the resort town of Clervaux (called Clerf on German maps) was the 110th's command post. Eventually the Panzer Lehr and Volksgrenadier forces reached Clervaux and encircled the town. Finally help came in the form of 707th Tank Battalion which consisted of Stuarts, and some towed guns.

Briefing:
Axis: You must take 5 cards and move first. To help cross the Our River, pontoon bridges can be assembled.

Allies: Take 8 command cards and move second.

Conditions of Victory:
Axis: You must take the town of Clervaux and 5 more medals. You also get one medal that for each unit that exits off the board on the road to Bastogne.

Allies: You must keep the town of Clervaux and 5 more medals. At the end of any turn that the allies lose Clearvaux discard three cards and the maximum card count is reduced to five until the town is re-captured.

Special Rules:
Air Power and Air Sorties are removed before play. Play with Breakthrough Deck if possible.
Winter Combat Cards may be used for this scenario.
Winter Weather rules are in effect. See page 4 of Winter Wars.
Reduced Visibility or 1 hex in effect. Weather chart may be used instead of Winter Weather rules. For Reduced Visibility see page 4 of Winter Wars. See weather chart by Rasmussen81.
Pontoon Bridges rules in effect. For rules see Terrain Pack rulebook page 12 or Terrain card 33.
Late War SWA rules in effect, for rules see Winter Wars Rulebook pages 8-9 or SWA cards 4-6.
The German Volksgrenadier units with the German Rosette badge are special forces.
The Mobile Artillery can move one and still battle. See PT page 11, WW page 11, Troops card #14.
The Special Forces armor in Marnach is a Tank Destroyer unit. See page 8 of Winter Wars.
House Rules:
The special forces armor moves 3 has four figures, fires 4 4 4, and are not affected by grenade hits.
For heavy anti-tank gun, see Troops Card # 23.
At the beginning of allied turn 6 place armor units and 1 artillery unit in spaces marked "reinforcements"
The armor units are M-5 Stuart Light tanks which have three figures and shoot 2,2,2 and move 4 instead of 3. Light armor cannot shoot heavier armor.
The medal hex of Clervaux is a Castle hex found on page 3 of Winter Wars, or Terrain Card #67.

Scenario Bibliography:
World War II magazine January 2001

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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