Battle of Arracourt 2 - September 18, 1944 - September 23, 1944

First Counterattack
Western Front By: 50th - Last update: 12/14/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On the morning of Sept 18th the 35th tank battalion was ordered to defend Luneville against a German counterattack. Elements of the 2nd Cavalry Squadron reinforced the reserve combat command (CCR), which had moved to the north and center of town. The 3rd platoon of the 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion moved to Luneville to guard the city against a German tank column approaching from the east. Elements of Combat Command A (CCA) were moved to the high ground north of the city. Also the CCA reinforced Luneville with one infantry company, one artillery battery, and one platoon of tank destroyers. The 166th Engineer Battalion entered the battle south of the city. The German forces numbered 40 Panzers, and 40 half tracks supported by artillery fire, according to the locals. General Manteuffel was ordered to press the attack and take Luneville. By nightfall, the Infantry of the 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion, and tanks of the 35th Tank Battalion, succeeded in driving most of the Germans out of the vicinity of Luneville. Tanks of the 10th Tank Battalion and the 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion held the high ground to the east of hill 341 fought all night long.

Briefing:
Axis: Take 6 command cards and move first.

Allies: Take 6 command cards

Conditions of Victory:
Axis: Take 7 victory medals, with one of these being the temporary medal objective at Luneville.

Allies: Take 6 victory medals.

Special Rules:
For rules on tank destroyers, see Winter Wars rulebook page 8.
For rules on Heavy Anti-Tank guns, see Winter Wars rulebook page 8.
For rules on Engineers, see Troops card #4.
For rules on half tracks, see Troops card #18.
For rules on Anti-Tank SWA, see Winter Wars rulebook page 9 or SWA card #5.

Scenario Bibliography:
WWII Campaigns Day by Day, by Bishop and McNabb
Greatest Tank Battles-Battle of Arracourt documentary
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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2
1
2
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15
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5
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10
1
4
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1