Holding the Fort at Clervaux - December 17, 1944

Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein - Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/29/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
December 17, 1944 - Colonel Fuller, commander of the 110th Infantry Regiment, is waiting for the enemy in Clervaux : defenses have been laid everywhere, even in the old castle. The German Panzers are closing in so Colonel Fuller decides to send a Sherman platoon to Munshausen to pick up a motorized infantry company. The hope is that they will attack Marnach, held by German forces. But before they even have a chance to get in motion, Clervaux is suddenly attacked by the 26th Volksgrenadier Division and 2nd Panzer Division.

Realizing the seriousness of the situation,General Cota, commander of the 28th US Infantry Division, sends a tank company from the 707th Tank Battalion as backup, but this proves to be too little to late. Despite the heroic resistance of the company of GIs nestled in the castle, Clervaux is lost by the end of day. The sacrifice of the 110th infantry Regiment won't be in vain, though. For the Allies now have the time to reinforce Bastogne and prevent the Germans from reaching the Meuse.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Germany]:
Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Allied Player [United States]:
Take 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on the US Rangers elite infantry unit and on the German elite tank units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).

Bad weather prevented both sides from using airplanes: remove the "Air Power" card from the deck at game start.

(Open de France Memoir '44 - 2009)

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La bataille des Ardennes" - Michel Hérubel.
- "Bastogne, la bataille des Ardennes" - P. Elstob - Ed. Marabout.
- Album Mémorial Ardennes - Ed. Heimdal.

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