Tangle of the Elites
Airborne - Remastered #9
|(Attacker) Germany||vs||America (Attacker)|
|America||505th Parachute Infantry Regiment|
|America||82nd "All American" Airborne Division|
|Germany||6th "Green Devils" Fallschirmjäger Regiment|
|Overall Rating, 3 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 560|
|Parent Game||Airborne - Remastered|
|Maps||0: 26, 33|
|Layout Dimensions||56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
|Enter & Exit|
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Airborne - Remastered||book|
|Battle of the Bulge||counters|
|Elsenborn Ridge||maps + counters|
|Fall of France||maps|
When American paratroopers ambushed and killed General Wilhelm Farley of the German 91st Air-Landing Division, the man in charge of the Normandy defense against enemy paratroopers, it left a void in the command structure that headquarters was slow to fill. Maj. Friedrich August von der Heydte, commander of the 6th Fallschirmjäger Regiment, decided he could wait no longer for direction from above and sent out his recon units on his own authority. The patrols reported the key cities of St. Marie Eglise, St. Marie du Mont, and most importantly Carentan were still unoccupied by the enemy. Von der Heydte detailed the 1st Battalion to take St. Marie du Mont, while the 2nd moved into St. Marie Eglise, and the 3rd Battalion secured Carentan. Their orders specified they hold their objectives at all cost.
By the time the Germans arrived the Americans were advancing on Carentan and had occupied the other two villages. Just north of the Douve River the two sides clashed. The Fallschirmjägers managed to occupy Carentan but failed to drive the Americans back. Maj. von der Heydte received heavy criticism for failing to compel the Americans to withdraw, but his occupation of Carentan would provide many benefits for the Germans in the days to come.
|1 Errata Item|
Reduce strength direct fire value be came 5-5 in Army at Dawn.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
|Tangle of the Elites won by US|
US wins tangle of the elites by exiting 13 steps off the south map edge. Six town hexes were controlled by US to five by Germans with four contested in assaults at the conclussion of the scenario. US forces entered the north map edge and moved south rapidly to control as many town hexes as possible. There are ten town hexes on the US side of the map, US gained control of nine. The Germans advanced unopposed into town hex 0212 and had control of five on their side of the map. Hexes 0713, 1209, 0314, and 0213 would be jointly contested in assault combat at the end of the scenario. With almost all German units engaged in efforts to control towns, US units, mostly ones entered as reinforcements, exited the south edge in the vacinity of hex 0417. Four steps exited on turn 12, four on turn 14, two each on turns 15 and 16, and one on turn 17. US had 13 step loses to Germans 10. Exit of more than 10 US steps denies Germans victory. US also controlled more towns and eliminated more than 8 German steps giving US victory.