Siege of Bastogne - December 20, 1943 - December 27, 1943

Western Front By: nstanley69 - Last update: 07/01/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x5 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The Siege of Bastogne was an engagement between American and German forces at the Belgian town of Bastogne, as part of the larger Battle of the Bulge. The goal of the German offensive was the harbor at Antwerp. In order to reach it before the Allies could regroup and bring their superior air power to bear, German mechanized forces had to seize the roadways through eastern Belgium. Because all seven main roads in the Ardennes mountain range converged on the small town of Bastogne, control of its crossroads was vital to the German attack. The siege lasted from December 20 to December 27 when the besieged American forces were relieved by elements of General Patton's Third Army.

Axis Player:
- Take 4 Command cards.
- You move first.

Allied Player:
- Take 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Axis Player:
- 6 medals

Allied Player:
- 5 medals

If Allied units occupy 3 Town hexes in Bastogne at the end of their turn, they win immediately.

Special Rules:
Whenever either player plays an Armored Assault card, at the end of the turn place 3 Allied tank units on the 3 hexes marked with an "X".

Both forces had ample time to dig in and fortify their positions. Therefore all sandbags are permanent.

All the Allied units are special forces of the 101st Airborne division. Therefore, there is no need to place Ranger badges with the units.

101st Airborne may move 1 or 2 hexes and still battle.

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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