The Push to the Ruhr - November 16, 1944 - December 16, 1944

Operation Queen
Western Front By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 08/29/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x10 x6 x10
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Operation Queen was an American operation aimed against the Ruhr River, as a staging point for a subsequent thrust over the river to the Rhine. It was conducted by the 1st and 9th U.S. Army. The offensive commenced on November 16th with one of the heaviest Allied tactical bombings of the war. Allied advance was unexpectedly slow, against heavy German resistance, especially in the Hurtgen forest. Casualties for this campaign were tremendous, and the operation was not able to meet its sophisticated goals.

Allies 6 cards, you move first.
Axis: 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
10 medals.
Stolberg is a temporary objective worth 1 medal for the Allies.
Eschweiler(2 town hexes) and Werth (2 town hexes) are majority temporary medal objectives worth 1 medal for both sides.
The Allies gain an additional medal for each exiting unit off the Axis baseline.

The Axis start with 2 medals.

Special Rules:
Use Air Power as Barrage.
Mines are laid by the Axis.
Follow camouflage rules for the marked 7 Axis units.(Actions-16)
ALL German regular and SWA infantry are 3 figures due to intensive bombing before attack causing low morale among the young and inexperienced troops.
Use winter weather rules.(Actions-26)
German special force armor unit has 4 figures.
Place a badge on the German Tank Destroyer unit. (Troops-24)
Special weapons asset rules late war (SWA-5) for the German units equipped with an anti-tank gun.
Place a heavy anti-tank badge on the German unit. (Troop 23)
Special weapons asset rules late war(SWA-7) for the German units equipped with a machine gun.
Special weapons asset rules late war(SWA-8) for the German and U.S. units equipped with a mortar.
Place badges on the German and American special forces units. (Troops-2) NOTE: All German special force units are 4 figures.
Place badges on the U.S. engineer units(Troops-4)
PLace a Half-Track badge on the U.S. unit. (Troops 18) It can resupply. It is 3 figures.

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.

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