Panzer Grenadier Battles on February 23rd:
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Hill 529
Go for Broke 2 #5
(Attacker) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 3rd Panzergrenadier Division
United States 100th "Purple Heart" Infantry Battalion

Overall balance chart for GfB2005
Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 0 votes
Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game Go for Broke 2
Historicity Historical
Date 1943-10-23
Start Time 12:00
Turn Count 12
Visibility Day
Counters 54
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 0
Maps 1: 58
Layout Dimensions 43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
Play Bounty 210
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Hill Control
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Off-board Artillery
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Elsenborn Ridge counters
Go for Broke 2 counters
Liberation 1944 maps

As part of the 133rd Infantry Regiment's effort to encircle Sant' Angelo d'Alife the Nisei Battalion was to occupy Hill 529 while the 3rd Battalion occupied Hill 630. This would either force the enemy out or pin them for the 1st Battalion to deal with later. A and C companies led the way, pushing forward aggressively despite signs of heavy German resistance.


Once their advance had been stopped the Nisei were counterattacked by enemy armor. In heavy fighting the Americans drove off their tormentors, with Pvt. Masao Awakuni claiming one with a bazooka. Awakuni prepared to fire, but his glasses fogged over with the humidity. With the tank idling 25 yards away, he put down the bazooka, wiped his glasses clean, then picked it up and fired the rocket into its side. Despite Awakuni's heroism the Nisei could not resume their advance. The other tanks inflicted heavy casualties on the battalion. During the night the Germans would retreat allowing the Americans to enter the village unopposed the next day.

Additional Notes

This scenario is an updated version of the "Hill 529" 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).

Display Order of Battle

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

Display Errata (3)

3 Errata Items
Scen 5

Scenario #5 says all German units are from Elsenborn and are Heer. The scenario calls for one German 20mm, but there are no 20mm Heer units in Elsenborn. Solution is to either use a 20mm SS unit from Elsenborn or substitute a 20mm Heer from one of the other games.

(joe_oppenheimer on 2017 Jan 31)
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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