[DO2022] SC01 First battle for Schmidt - October 06, 1944

Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
Western Front By: Cpl_Uhl - Last update: 04/09/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
6 October 1944: Hürtgen Forest is a rugged area between the Ruhr and Aachen. The German defenders had numerous bunkers in the area, mostly belonging to the deep defences of the Siegfried Line. The dense forest allowed infiltration and flanking attacks, and it was sometimes difficult to establish a front line or to be confident that an area had been cleared of the enemy.
The Germans units were hastily filled up with untrained boys and old men, often unfit for normal military service. Transportation was also a problem as most supplies had to be manhandled to the front line. Nonetheless German defenders had the advantage of their commanders, who had been fighting for years and had learned the necessary tactics for fighting efficiently in winter and forested areas, whereas the Americans were often well-trained but inexperienced.

Allied player (USA) : take 5 command cards.
You move first.

Axis player (Germany): take 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Germeter & Vossenack are both temporary medals for the Allies.

Special Rules:
Bunkers (Terrain 2 - The axis player is the original owner of the bunkers. They give no defensive bonus to the allied units.), Forest (Terrain 3), Town & Villages (Terrain 14), Roads (Terrain 42), Dragon's Teeth (Terrain 46),
Troops 1

The armor units marked with a battle star is a dozer tank. A dozer tank may enter a hex with a hedgehog or dragon's teeth. When it enters such a hex, it must stop and may move no further on that turn. It must remove the obstacle and may still battle.

Neither side has air superiority. Both players roll one die per target on air power.

Scenario Bibliography:
Dutch open 2022 research.

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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