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5675A  Crucifix Hill
October 08, 1944
Western Front
French Open 2010
By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/19/2010

Historical Background:
October 1944 - The US Army nears Aachen. Rather than heading straight for the town, General Hodges opts for an encircling maneuver. The 30th Infantry Division, north of Aachen, marches South, while the 1st Infantry Division skirts the suburbs via the South-East. Between the two stands a hill, topped with a large crucifix, north of the village of Haaren. Dubbed Crucifix hill by the GIs, it is replete with bunkers, fortified machine gun nests and other camouflaged positions, all manned by infantry men of the 246.Volksgrenadier Division. Equipped with flamethrowers, Bangalores and other explosive charges, and supported by US artillery and a battalion of tank destroyers, the specialized assault teams launch an attack on this formidable position. After an intense battle, and despite counter-attacks from the German 116th Infantry Division and 3rd Division Panzergrenadiers, Crucifix Hill falls into American hands.

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

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United-States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. The main bunker on the top of Crucifix Hill is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- The two Axis infantry units with a badge are Elite troops (Troops 2 - Specialized Units)
- The three Allied infantry units with a badge are Combat Engineers (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers)

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°60 - La bataille d'Aix-la-Chapelle.
- Wikipedia - Article "Battle of Crucifix Hill"

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