[Lorraine] Arnaville bridgehead - September 10, 1944 - September 12, 1944

Crossing of the Moselle river.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/05/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the setback of the Dornot bridgehead,General Irwin, commander of the 5th US Infantry Division, ordered to the 10th Inf Rgt to cross the Moselle river at Arnaville some kilometers below. This time, the operation was better prepared than in Dornot and a first wave of infantrymen crossed the river on assault boats. After that, while infantrymen engaged the battle against German soldiers on the wooden heights, US engineers built a pontoon bridge, under the cover of a smoke screen. In spite of several German counter-attacks on the bridgehead, US infantrymen kept the ground around Voisage farm, until they were reinforced. As in Omaha Beach in Normandy, the battle was tough but victory was for the strongest party on the ground. In the evening of 12th of September, after three days of fierce battle, US troops kept firmly the bridgehead.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : Take 2 command cards (Germans were surprised). Draw two cards after turns 1 and 2. You will then have a hand of 4 command cards for the rest of the battle
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Voisage farm and Hill 386 are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Collapsible Rafts and Boats" rules (Actions 5) to the four Allied infantry units with a battlestar.
- The Allied player has the opportunity to use a smoke screen, only three times. Use "Smoke Screens" rules (Actions 21).
- The Allied player can place a pontoon bridge as soon as the four units with battlestar reached the opposite bank of the river. Use "Pontoon Bridge" rules (Terrains 33).
- Use "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) to the two Allied armored units with TD badge.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Album Memorial Lorraine - Ed. Heimdal.

Remember, see the crossing area of the Moselle river near Arnaville.

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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