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Cassino '44 #7
(Attacker) United States vs Germany (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 1st Fallschirmjäger Division
Germany 90th Panzergrenadier Division
United States 168th "Third Iowa" Infantry Regiment
United States 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division

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Side 1 0
Draw 1
Side 2 5
Overall Rating, 6 votes
Scenario Rank: 54 of 609
Parent Game Cassino '44
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-02-07
Start Time 10:00
Turn Count 14
Visibility Day
Counters 51
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 3
Maps 2: CassUL, CassUR
Layout Dimensions 43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
Play Bounty 103
AAR Bounty 163
Total Plays 6
Total AARs 1
Battle Types
Hill Control
Rural Assault
Urban Assault
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Cassino '44 maps + counters

A week after capturing Point 213 and Cairo, the 168th was called upon to make another major assault, this time against the monastery itself. The 135th were to attack towards Albaneta Farm to occupy the Germans there and prevent flanking fire. There was a great belief that one last U.S. push would gain the monastery.


The attack started with the knowledge that the covering attack by the 135th to the west had already failed. Nevertheless, 1st and 3rd Battalions reached Points 444 and 445 twice, but were forced back on both occasions by vigorous German counterattacks. They didn't know it at the time, but this was as close as the U.S. soldiers would ever get to the monastery.

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
  • Misc
  • Towed
United States Order of Battle

Display Errata (5)

5 Errata Items
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Reduce strength direct fire value be came 5-5 in Army at Dawn.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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Strongpoints are single step units and can be eliminated with X results like any other single step unit.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The standard mix of strongpoints may be downloaded from Avalanche Press:

This is the standard mix found in Airborne, Airborne-IE, and Edelweiss Expanded. The strongpoint mix in Cassino '44 is different from that of other PG games.

(plloyd1010 on 2012 Feb 01)
Overall balance chart for 527 Strongpoints are affected by the terrain in their hex just like any other unit. Even though they can't move, they can attack using Assault Combat if an enemy unit moves into their hex. They may not dig in or benefit from entrenchments.
(rerathbun on 2014 Apr 21)

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Das Kloster wird deutsch sein! (por ahora)
Author enrique
Method Solo
Victor Germany
Play Date 2011-01-03
Language Español
Scenario Cass007

Una pequeña fuerza alemana debe resistir un ataque de un regimiento americano. Los alemanes defienden dos cotas (marked summits) y el monasterio de Montecassino. Los alemanes tienen una companía de granaderos y otra de paracaidistas, estos últimos con una moral muy alta (9/8).

La batalla tiene lugar en el macizo, en torno al monasterio, en un espacio estrecho. Los americanos apenas pueden maniobrar y hacen un ataque frontal.

Las posiciones alemanas van cayendo una tras otra, aunque ofrecen una notable resistencia. El panorama cambia cuando los americanos asaltan el monasterio, defendido por los paracaidistas alemanes. Los paracaidistas no se limitan a defenderse y hacen devastadores contraataques que aniquilan con relativa facilidad a los atacantes americanos. Los paracaidistas aprovechan que el monasterio puede contener cuatro unidades de defensores, por lo que sus contraataques alcanzan la columna 30.

Al final los alemanes vencen por un estrecho margen. Han perdido todas sus posiciones menos el monasterio, pero han hecho pagar un precio terrible a los americanos.

Victoria menor alemana.

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