- Poor Yorek on 2013-12-31
|Overall Rating, 167 votes|
|Expansion Rank: 44 of 74|
|Popularity: Ownership & Activity|
|Status||Owned by 21%||Played by 14%||AAR'd by 15%||Medaled by 1%|
|Rank||37th of 99||16th of 93||13th of 89||34th of 48|
|Expansion Game Requirements & Playability|
|16/30||Battle of the Bulge|
In December 1944, a massive German attack struck American lines in the Ardennes forest of eastern Belgium. Achieving local surprise, the Germans push forward in what became known as the "Battle of the Bulge" until the Americans rallied and drove them back. The battle became known as a tremendous feat of American arms.
|01. Fuel Stop: Bullingen||12||6||3.3|
|02. Failed Orders||13||7||3.2|
|03. A Dicey Proposition||8||7||3.5|
|04. The Vengeful Halftrack||10||4||3.6|
|05. Striking Back||7||5||3.5|
|06. Hot Time at Trois Ponts||5||2||3.8|
|08. One Last Attempt||2||3||2.7|
|09. What really Happened at Les Tscheous?||6||2||2.8|
|10. Turning the Tables||3||2||4.3|
|11. Tightening the Noose||1||1||4|
|12. If at First You Don't Succeed||10||7||3|
|13. Schnellgruppe Knittel||6||4||4.1|
|14. Christmas Escape||7||4||3|
|15. Christmas Eve Surprise||3||2||3.7|
|16. First Action||8||5||3.1|
|17. A Manhay Christmas||6||4||4.3|
|18. Christmas Belle Haye||7||3||3.3|
|19. Tri le Chesling||3||3||3.8|
|20. Manhay Subdued||5||2||3.4|
|21. Paratroopers Prevail||5||5||3.8|
|22. Villers la Bonne Eau||1||1||4|
|23. Confusion at Lutrebois||1||0||4|
|24. Back to Lutrebois||4||3||3.2|
|25. Malevolent Young Men||6||3||3.7|
|27. Sergeant O'Toole Shines||3||2||3.3|
|28. Bois Des Corbeaux||1||1||4|
|29. West of Michamps||3||3||3.7|
|30. Last Gasp||4||2||3.5|
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Game's Order of Battle|
|15 Errata Items|
ENG's must be in good order to destroy the bridges
(campsawyer on 2014 May 18)
Just to put things straight : * the bridge across the Amblève river is at Petit Spai * No StuGs there ; a PzJg IV/70 broke down the bridge and ended up in the river. * KG Hansen tried to relieve the pressure on KG Peiper by cutting off task force Lovelady. Reinforcing KG Knittel at Stavelot was easier.
(leonard on 2012 Jun 18)
This scenario uses a board from Battle of the Bulge (board #10), not from Elsenborn Ridge as indicated in the scenario notes
(filbox on 2011 Aug 03)
Tanks are doubled for all victory conditions
(campsawyer on 2012 Aug 24)
Setup of the Americans is incorrect, reading board 22. It should read:
Setup 1st on any hill hex on board 25 and anywhere at least 4 hexes from the east map edge on board 24
(campsawyer on 2011 Aug 31)
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
All SS PzIVH tanks should have a movement of 8.
The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".
All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.
The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."
(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
All SS 75mm IG guns are direct fire weapons (black), not indirect (white).
The reduced direct fire value of the SS HMG is 5-5 in Beyond Normandy and Road to Berlin.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
The Units in Beyond Normandy were misprinted with a movement factor of 5. The movement factor should be 8.
(rerathbun on 2012 Mar 21)
Liberation 1944's counters are mislabeled 'PzIVF2.' The counter's ratings are correct (Armor 5, Move 8, DF 11-6, AT 6-8).
(rerathbun on 2014 Feb 14)
The M18 has a special rule in Battle of the Bulge but it applies globally: "A two-step M18 unit can fire one anti-tank shot and move half its movement allowance (retain fractions) in a single impulse. The order in which it does these two actions is the player's choice."
|Nations at War - Scenario Appearance Percentages|
|Battle Types - Scenario Appearance Percentages|
|Kill Them All||
|Kill Them All|
|Enter & Exit||
|Enter & Exit|
|Conditions - Scenario Appearance Percentages|