[Lorraine] Han-sur-Nied's bridge - November 11, 1944

Crossing under enemy fire.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/21/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
An column of the 6th Armored Division arrived in front of Han-sur-Nied on the 11th of November. The bridge over the Nied Française river was defended by some elements of the 17.SS Panzer Grenadier Division and several anti-aircraft guns on a neighbouring hill. Colonel Hines, commander of the US column ordered to clear the bridge and tanks of the B Company, 68th Tank Battalion, advanced to capture the bridge. The tanks were followed by A Company of the 317th Infantry with the support of an engineer company and a battery of armored howitzers M-7. Crossing the bridge under enemy fire inflicted some losses in tanks and infantry but the bridge was captured and the area was securized after the battle.
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.
The church of Han-sur-Nied is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) for the US unit with engineer badge .
- Use "Mobile Artillery" rules (Troops 14) for the US artillery unit.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Mémorial Lorraine - Ed. Heimdal.
- Hyperwar - US Army in WWII, Lorraine Campaign.
- Satellite Image of the area.

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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