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[Lorraine] Fort Yutz - November 12, 1944

Crossing the Moselle River at Thionville.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
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Historical Background:
The US command needed to have a pontoon bridge on the Moselle River at Thionville in order to launch the 10th US Armoured Division towards the Saar region, so the 2/378th Infantry of 95th US Infantry Division was ordered to cross the river, capture Fort Yutz and make a solid bridge-head on the other bank of the river. The US infantry battalion crossed the river on assault boats and attacked fort Yutz from the island by crossing the little canal on two foot bridges. Once the bridge-head was realized, the 2/378th continued its attack against Fort Illange, a Maginot line fortress. During this time, the US engineers built the pontoon bridge on the river.
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:
6 medals.
Fort Yutz is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.
Fort Illange is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Collapsible Rafts and Boats" rules (Actions 5) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Pontoon Bridge" rules (Terrain 33). This only bridge could be placed once an Allied unit had landed on the other bank of the Moselle River (or on the island).
- The two bridges on the canal could be used only by infantry units.
- Use "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) to the Allied armored unit with TD badge.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial Lorraine - Ed. Heimdal.
- Hyperwar - US Army in WWII, Lorraine Campaign.

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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