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The Battle of the Hotton Bridge. - December 21, 1944 - December 22, 1944

Unternehmen Fall Gelb - Part of the battle of the Bulge
Western Front By: JJAZ - Last update: 04/12/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x5 x5
first You play first    

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Historical Background:
The Battle of Hotton Bridge was a crucial battle to hold the Bridges and Prevent Germany from breaking through the allied defenses.
The Allies had most bridges ready to detonate in case the Germans would try to cross the River Ourthe.
Colonel Fraser was formally charged with the defense of the area, his company B defended Hotton.
The spark plug of the defense of Hotton was captain Preston C Hodges.
After a fierce 2 day battle the Allies prevented that the Germans took Hotton and also prevented they had to blow the bridge.

Axis take 5 cards.
you go first.
Allies take 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals.

Special Rules:
The air power card is played as an artillery bombard card.

The allied unit near Hotton is equipped with a late war Anti Tank Gun. (SWA 5 Anti Tank Gun).

Scenario Bibliography:
Holding the line.
The 51st Engineer battalion and the battle of the bulge.
By Ken Hechler
Studies in military engineering NR 4.

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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