[Alsace 1945] Battle of Oberhoffen camp - March 15, 1945 - March 16, 1945

Operation Undertone - The breakthrough of Anne-Marie Line.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/28/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
At the end of the Nordwind German offensive, the battle front was consolidated on the banks of Moder River, south of the Haguenau forest. German troops set up the Anne-Marie defensive line and the Oberhoffen military camp was the main strong point. The 7th US Army Corps had moved to the west so a French division, the 3rd DIA, was facing the enemy lines at Oberhoffen. An allied offensive, Operation Undertone, was ordered to advance towards Lauterbourg and the German border. The 3rd DIA was in charge to capture the Oberhoffen camp and to clear the Haguenau forest. On the 15th of March, French infantrymen of 4th RTT and 3rd RTA assaulted the positions of the 477.Volksgrenadier Division, covered by several minefields. This day, the advance was low and the losses were heavy. The 16th of March was the decision day and the French troops captured Oberhoffen camp. The Allied offensive to Lauterbourg was on the move.
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 [France] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The barracks of Oberhoffen camp is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for the three German units equipped with a mortar (SWAs 6) or a machine-gun (SWAs 7).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Histoire des combats 1944-45 de la libération d'Oberhoffen-sur-Moder".
- "Album Mémorial Bataille d'Alsace" - Ed. Heimdal.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans on the 27th of December 2015.

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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