[Alsace] Battle of Reipertswiller - January 16, 1945 - January 20, 1945

Unternehmen Nordwind - Surrounded on the Ebersberg.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/23/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the night of 31st December 1944, Germans launched Operation Nordwind with the objective to retake the Saverne gap and to destroy Allied troops in Alsace. But the offensive was quickly blocked in the Bitche sector because of the Allied reinforcement. Nevertheless the 6 SS.Gebirgs-Division, vanguard of the German LXXXX Armeekorps, had reached the village of Reipertswiller. Five companies of the 157th Infantry Rgt, 45th Infantry Division, were surrounded on the Ebersberg (hill 420) north-east of the village. In spite of several US attacks to liberate the surrounded troops and an attempt yo breakthrough, the Germans defended their positions and finally US troops surrendered on the 20th of January 1945.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troop 10) to the Axis infantry unit with a single figure.
- Special Weapon Asset >1942 rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Allied unit equipped with mortars (SWAs 6).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial Bataille d'Alsace - Ed. Heimdal.
- http://www.45thdivision.org/CampaignsBattles/Reipertswiller.htm.

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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