[Battle of the Bulge] The road to Bastogne - December 23, 1944 - December 26, 1944

Battle of the Bulge - The run of Ltc Abrams' tanks.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x12 x6 x12
    first You play first

Historical Background:
From the 22nd of December, the 4th US Armored Division was ordered to advance to Bastogne. General Gaffey, commander of the division, had planned two axes of advance : CCA on the right , on the road Arlon-Bastogne and CCB on the left, between Halvey-la-Neuve and Chaumont. but the advance of the two Combat Command was delayed by the German defenses andon the 24th of December, Gaffey decided to activate his reserve unit, the CCR, on the left side of CCB. the tank unit of the CCR was the 37th Tank Battalion of Ltc Abrams. The village of Assenois was the target of his artillery support and Abrams ordered to an armoured vanguard to cross the village without stopping. On the 26th of December, this vanguard with only three tanks reached the defensive perimeter of the 101st US Airborne Division. Bastogne was no more surrounded.
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 [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals.
For the Allied player, Exit markers are in effect on the road hexagons marked with these markers.

Special Rules:
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules for the three Allied units with engineer badge (Troops 4).
- Use "Mobile Artillery" rules (Troops 14) for two US artillery units.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units equipped with antitank weapons (SWAs 5).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- Use "Roadblocks" rules (Terrains 40).
- Use "Camouflage" rules (Actions 16) to all Axis infantry units in villages.
- Use "Winter Weather" rules (Actions 26).

Scenario Bibliography:
39-45 Magazine n°365 - Article sur Bastogne.
- Album Mémorial "Ardennes" - Ed. Heimdal.

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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