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Counterattack
Black SS #33
(Attacker) Germany vs United States (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 2nd SS "Das Reich" Division
United States 35th "Santa Fe" Infantry Division
United States 737th Tank Battalion
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Balance:



Overall balance chart for BlSS033
Total
Side 1 0
Draw 1
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 1 vote
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Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Black SS
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-08-11
Start Time 07:00
Turn Count 18
Visibility Day
Counters 79
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 2
Maps 2: 23, 24
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 140
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Road Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Black SS book
Elsenborn Ridge maps + counters
Introduction

As Gen. Omar Bradley contemplated a bold stroke to encircle and destroy the German panzer divisions that had attacked Mortain, he ordered the division near Barentan to hold their lines as a starting point for the attack. At 35th Infantry Division's headquarters, staff officers heatedly debated whether or not to pull back an unsupported infantry battalion when faced with an imminet counterattack. That was deemed too risky, so the exposed troops prepared as best they could.

Conclusion

The Germans struck hard, with a couple panzers proving particularly troublesome. After driving the Americans off to the west, the Germans raced south where they engaged in an inconclusive firefight. Both sides soon tired of the fight and contented themselves with the status quo.

Additional Notes

Playable without using the black SS counters.


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
  • Prime Movers: Transports which only transport towed units and/or leaders (May not carry personnel units). May or may not be armored (armored models are open-top). All are mechanized. (SB)

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
Heer
  • Mechanized
Schutzstaffel
  • Mechanized
  • Towed
United States Order of Battle
Army
  • Mechanized
  • Motorized
  • Towed

Display Errata (3)

3 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 424

The reduced direct fire value of the SS HMG is 5-5 in Beyond Normandy and Road to Berlin.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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The Units in Beyond Normandy were misprinted with a movement factor of 5. The movement factor should be 8.

(rerathbun on 2012 Mar 21)
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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)
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