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Fuhren
Battle of the Bulge #16
(Attacker) Germany vs United States (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 15th Fallschirmjäger Regiment
Germany 352nd Pioneer Battalion
Germany 915th Volksgrenadier Regiment
United States 109th "Thirteenth Pennsylvania" Infantry Regiment
United States 707th Tank Battalion
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Balance:



Overall balance chart for BaBu016
Total
Side 1 3
Draw 0
Side 2 2
Overall Rating, 5 votes
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Scenario Rank: 488 of 598
Parent Game Battle of the Bulge
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-12-16
Start Time 05:30
Turn Count 45
Visibility Day
Counters 98
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 3
Maps 4: 10, 11, 12, 9
Layout Dimensions 86 x 84 cm
34 x 33 in
Play Bounty 121
AAR Bounty 163
Total Plays 5
Total AARs 1
Battle Types
Enter & Exit
River Crossing
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Reinforcements
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Battle of the Bulge maps + counters
Introduction

The 352nd Volksgrenadier Division's right wing crossed the Our River at the village of Roth, west of the town of Fuhren; held by Company E, 100th Infantry Regiment. The Americans' observation of the German crossing site made them an obstacle to be eliminated.

Conclusion

The German 915th Regiment crossed the Our near Bettel and moved against Longsdorf. Company E held Fuhren against a series of uncoordinated attacks as the bulk of the German infantry bypassed the town. In the afternoon the 109th Regimental reserve was committed to relieve the now-surrounded company, but was only able to reach the outskirts of the town on Longsdorf (Board 10) before nightfall.


Display Relevant AFV Rules

AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle
  • Vulnerable to results on the Assault Combat Chart (7.25, 7.63, ACC), and may be attacked by Anti-Tank fire (11.2, DFT). Anti-Tank fire only affects the individual unit fired upon (7.62, 11.0).
  • AFV's are activated by tank leaders (3.2, 3.3, 5.42, 6.8). They may also be activated as part of an initial activating stack, but if activated in this way would need a tank leader in order to carry out combat movement.
  • AFV's do not block Direct Fire (10.1).
  • Full-strength AFV's with "armor efficiency" may make two anti-tank (AT) fire attacks per turn (either in their action segment or during opportunity fire) if they have AT fire values of 0 or more (11.2).
  • Each unit with an AT fire value of 2 or more may fire at targets at a distance of between 100% and 150% of its printed AT range. It does so at half its AT fire value. (11.3)
  • Efficient and non-efficient AFV's may conduct two opportunity fires per turn if using direct fire (7.44, 7.64). Units with both Direct and AT Fire values may use either type of fire in the same turn as their opportunity fire, but not both (7.22, 13.0). Units which can take opportunity fire twice per turn do not have to target the same unit both times (13.0).
  • Demoralized AFV's are not required to flee from units that do not have AT fire values (14.3).
  • Place a Wreck marker when an AFV is eliminated in a bridge or town hex (16.3).
  • AFV's do not benefit from Entrenchments (16.42).
  • AFV's may Dig In (16.2).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables. Do not take step losses from Direct or Bombardment Fire. If X or #X result on Fire Table, make M morale check instead (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Provide the +1 modifier on the Assault Table when combined with infantry. (Modifier only applies to Germans in all scenarios; Soviet Guards in scenarios taking place after 1942; Polish, US and Commonwealth in scenarios taking place after 1943.) (ACC)
  • Tank: all are closed-top and provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • Tank Destroyer: do not provide the +1 Assault bonus, even if closed-top (SB)

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
Fallschirmjager
  • Foot
Heer
  • Mechanized
  • Motorized
Luftwaffe
United States Order of Battle
Army
  • Mechanized
  • Motorized

Display Errata (4)

4 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 2

Two 105mms (ID#s 1204, 1205) have "16-31" fire values in black (direct fire), when they should be in white (indirect fire).

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
Overall balance chart for 20

The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
Overall balance chart for 63

The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
Overall balance chart for 54

The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."

(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)

Display AARs (1)

Battle of the Bulge Scenario 16
Author triangular_cube
Method Solo
Victor Germany
Play Date 2017-01-20
Language English
Scenario BaBu016

The Germans begin crossing the river with what is an overwhelming force ready to overrun the American town and then exit the south edge of the irregularly shaped map. Once again they have seemingly infinite time to do this, so they gather up strength before moving on the town and simply overwhelm it with bodies and artillery support. The only real chance America has is to kill off enough German GREN units to prevent their VC, but they only caused 2 step losses before succumbing. The Germans then exited the map before any sides reinforcements arrived. It seems very lopsided like most Scenarios in BoB if the attacking Germans are patient.

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