[Lorraine] Counter-attack at Distroff - November 15, 1944

Attack of the 25.Panzer-Grenadier Division Kampfgruppe.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/01/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In the east of Thionville, the village of Distroff was held by the 2nd Battalion, 358th Infantry of 90th US Infantry Division. In the morning of 15th November, the village was under the fire of German artillery then was attacked by a Kampfgruppe of the 25.Panzer-Grenadier Division made up of two mechanized infantry battalions supported by a few tanks and assault guns. The first attack was repelled but the Germans made a new one and entered in the village. US infantry were supported by a tank platoon of the 712nd Tank Battalion and one tank-destroyer platoon of the 773rd TD Battalion. Finally the German attack failed, leaving on the ground eight tanks, seventeen half-tracks and about 150 bodies. US losses were heavy but less than the Germans.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The church of Distroff is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Half-Track" (Troops 18) and "Re-supply" rules (Actions 24) for the two Axis units with HT badge.
- Use "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) to the US armored unit with TD badge.

Scenario Bibliography:
- 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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