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Invasion of Germany #34 - Grasping at Straws
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Operation Bluecoat: St. Jean le Blanc
Liberation 1944 #37
(Defender) Germany vs Britain (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Britain 4th Wiltshire Infantry
Britain l3th/18th Hussars
Germany 21st Panzer Division
Germany 326th Volksgrenadier Division
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Side 1 1
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 1 vote
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Scenario Rank: --- of 586
Parent Game Liberation 1944
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-08-05
Start Time 15:00
Turn Count 16
Visibility Day
Counters 47
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 57, 59
Layout Dimensions 86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
Play Bounty 150
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Conditions
Hidden Units
Off-board Artillery
Reinforcements
Smoke
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Liberation 1944 maps + counters
Introduction

While the rest of the brigade advanced on the prize of Mont Pincon the 4th Wiltshires marched to secure St. Jean le Blanc to provide a cushion against enemy attacks from the south. They left La Forte Ecuelle at 0800 and encountered little difficulty until 1400 when they found the bridge over the Druance outside of Escores destroyed. The stream was small and C Company waded across but steep banks meant the supporting armor had to be left behind until the sappers could throw a brige across it.

Conclusion

By 1600 the stream was briged and the Shermans plunged ahead to do what they could for the infantry. Unfortunately for them, it wasn't enough as the enemy refused to be driven from their positions. That night the Wiltshires received orders to withdraw as Mont Pincon was the objective not St. Jean le Blanc. They paid for the unnecessary position with 22 dead and 39 wounded.


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

Display Order of Battle

Britain Order of Battle
Army
  • Mechanized
Germany Order of Battle
Heer
  • Mechanized

Display Errata (5)

5 Errata Items
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The "Optional Values" for the Firefly given in an Avalanche Press Daily Content piece on the 17-Pdr Anti-Tank gun (and printed on a replacement counter sheet Download) are now the Official Ratings, published in games like Cassino '44, Grossdeutschland 1946, and Indian Unity. These are:

5-5 / 8-8 Full Strength and 3-5 / 8-8 Reduced Strength.

(caryn on 2012 May 03)
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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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All SS PzIVH tanks should have a movement of 8.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."

(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
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