Corinth Corinth

High Stakes at Bruyères - October 17, 1944

Western Front By: RBorg - Last update: 08/22/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x8 x12 x8 x12
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Historical Background:
In the heavily wooded valleys of the Vosges Mountains, a bitter battle pitched the US 36th and 45th Infantry Divisions against the German 338th Volksgrenadier and 198th Infantry Divisions, in October 1944. The Allies had been ordered to move forward on a broad front and the town of Bruyeres stood smack dab in their path. For the German High Command, holding the line in this valley was critical: if it fell, their upcoming counter-offensive in the Ardennes, Operation Wacht am Rhein, could be disastrously compromised. The inhabitants of Bruyeres had never imagined so much would be at stake in their little town of northeastern France.

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

Axis Player [Germany]
Take 8 Command cards.

Allied Player [United States]
Take 8 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
12 Medals.

The 8 town hexes of Bruyeres and 3 surrounding town hexes form a 11 hex Turn Start Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 2 Medals for whoever controls the most hexes.

Special Rules:
Re-supply rules (Actions 24 - Resupply) are in effect for Supply Trucks (Troops 17 - Supply Trucks) and Half-Tracks (Troops 18 - Half-Tracks).

Urban Warfare Combat card rules are in effect (Actions 25 - Combat Cards). Each Field General receives 2 Combat cards at the start of the battle.

Place a figure and badge on the Axis Army Sniper figure (Troops 10 - Snipers).

Smoke Shells rules (Actions 31 - Smoke Shells) are in effect for the Nebelwerfer (Troops 25 - Screaming Meemies).

Place badges on the Axis elite Infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units) and Allied Engineer unit (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

Use the proper figures for the Allied Mobile Artillery unit (Troops 14 - Mobile Artillery).

Tiger Tank rules are in effect (Troops 16 - Tigers).

The Axis armor unit marked with a Tank Destroyer badge is a Tank Destroyer unit (Troops 24 - Tank Destroyers).

Special Weapon Asset late war rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets, Late War) are in effect for the units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 6 - Mortar) and Machine Guns (SWAs 7 - Machine Gun). Place the proper figure with these units.