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Panzer Lehr #25 - Roadblock at Ischermuhl West Wall #9 - Huchlen Town
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Counterattacked
Go for Broke 2 #4
(Attacker) Germany vs United States (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 3rd Panzergrenadier Division
United States 100th "Purple Heart" Infantry Battalion
United States 133rd "First Iowa" Infantry Regiment
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Balance:



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Draw 0
Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 586
Parent Game Go for Broke 2
Historicity Historical
Date 1943-10-21
Start Time 12:30
Turn Count 14
Visibility Day
Counters 108
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 2
Maps 4: 22, 56, 57, 59
Layout Dimensions 86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
Play Bounty 239
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Hill Control
Kill Them All
Road Control
Rural Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Elsenborn Ridge maps + counters
Go for Broke 2 counters
Liberation 1944 maps
Introduction

Despite the best efforts of command the 133rd Infantry Regiment was caught out in the open come daylight. They tried to penetrate the hills early in the morning and were unable to breakthrough. Fountain was relieved of command and replaced by Lt. Col. Carley Marshall (Fountain's career would recover and he commanded the 34th Infantry Division after the war.) Soon the German armor was seen to the west gathering for a counterattack.

Conclusion

With few antitank pieces to combat the tanks the 125th Field Artillery Battalion used a Piper Cub spotter plane to target the enemy armor. For the cost of 736 shells they destroyed one assault gun and disabled four others. It was not enough to keep the Germans from inflicting heavy casualties on the Americans. Long after dark the two battalions finally managed to infiltrate the hills and dig in.

Additional Notes

This scenario is an updated version of the "Counterattacked" scenario from the 1st edition of Go for Broke.


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)
  • Assault Gun: if closed-top, 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
  • Motorized
United States Order of Battle
Army
  • Motorized
  • Towed

Display Errata (2)

2 Errata Items
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)
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