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The Unflappable Colonel McDowell
Invasion of Germany #20
(Attacker) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 246th Volksgrenadier Division
Germany 49th Infantry Division
Germany von Fritschen Schnelles Regiment
United States 30th "Old Hickory" Infantry Division
United States 743rd Tank Battalion
United States 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
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Scenario Rank: --- of 607
Parent Game Invasion of Germany
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-10-08
Start Time 09:00
Turn Count 20
Visibility Day
Counters 90
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 0
Maps 4: 22, 23, 24, 25
Layout Dimensions 86 x 56 cm
34 x 22 in
Play Bounty 227
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Road Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Elsenborn Ridge maps + counters
Invasion of Germany book
Introduction

The American attack on Alsdorf ripped a two-mile-wide hole in the German defenses, so on the night after the attack every German man and machine available was assembled to close the hole. With the morning mist lingering just long enough for them to get close to American lines, the Germans felt luck was on their side.

Conclusion

The Germans encountered no substantial resistance until reaching Alsdorf. There they encountered Col. S.T. McDowell, his staff, communications personnel and (as is common in all armies) some malingerers. When his headquarters was attacked by armor from two sides, his company commanders called asking whether they should break off their attack on Mariadorf and come to his aid. He told them to handle their problem and he would handle his. The Germans were finally driven from Alsdorf, but McDowell's battalion suffered heavy casualties in their failed effort at Mariadorf.


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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).
  • Open-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables, but DO take step losses from X and #X results (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT). If a "2X" or "3X" result is rolled, at least one of the step losses must be taken by an open-top AFV if present.
  • 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
  • Assault Gun: if closed-top, provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • APC – Armored Personnel Carrier: These are Combat Units, but stack like Transports. They can transport personnel units or towed units. They are not counted as combat units for the +1 stacking modifier on the Direct Fire and Bombardment Tables (4.4). They may be activated by regular leaders and tank leaders (1.2, 3.34, 4.3, 5.43). They do not provide the +1 Assault bonus (ACC).

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Germany Order of Battle
Heer
  • Mechanized
United States Order of Battle
Army
  • Mechanized

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 54

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

(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
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