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Battle of Arracourt - September 14, 1944 - September 17, 1944

American Blitzkrieg
Western Front By: 50th - Last update: 06/10/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x5
    first You play first


Historical Background:
During Patton's 3rd Armored push through France, the crossing of the Moselle River takes place near Nancy. The 4th Armored division wait for the construction of Pontoon bridges to the north, while the 8th Armored division fords the river to the south. The first crossing went well. After taking Nancy, the 3rd Armored Battalion continued East toward Arracourt. When they approach the roads to Arracourt, they come under fire from the 5th Panzer division. This part of the battle lasted four days until the Germans retreated. Patton lost his fuel reserves to Monty again and had to wait for more fuel. Patton dug in while he waited, and the Germans gathered their reserves. The battle is yours!

Briefing:
Allies: Take five command cards and move first.

Axis: Take five command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Allies: Take five medals. Arracourt counts as a temporary medal objective.

Axis: Take six medals

Special Rules:
For rules on Tank Destroyers, see Winter Wars rulebook page 8.
The rules on the Stug III are as follows; 3 figures, They move 1 and battle, or 2 and not battle, and shoot 4 3 2 2 against infantry or 3 3 3 against armor.
The elite armor unit is a Panther. (follows same rules as elite armor-4 figures), for rules on elite armor, see Troops card #2.

Scenario Bibliography:
Patton 360 documentary
Greatest Tank Battles-Battle of Arracourt documentary
Campaigns of WWII Day by Day by Bishop & McNabb
Wikipedia-Battle of Arracourt

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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