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Bourheim Blues
Siegfried Line #1
(Attacker) Germany vs United States (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 301st Heavy Panzer Battalion
Germany 340th Volksgrenadier Division
United States 29th "'Blue and Grey" Infantry Division
United States 747th Tank Battalion
United States 821st Tank Destroyer Battalion
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Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 1 vote
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Scenario Rank: --- of 588
Parent Game Siegfried Line
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-11-25
Start Time 08:00
Turn Count 20
Visibility Day
Counters 129
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 11, 24
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 159
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 2
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Severe Weather
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Battle of the Bulge maps + counters
Elsenborn Ridge maps + counters
Road to Berlin counters
Siegfried Line book
Introduction

The Allies' rapid advance had ground to a halt when, upon reaching the German border, they found it manned by a rejuvenated Wehrmacht. The Germans were not content to sit passively in their bunkers, and when the Blue and Gray Division became overextended around Bourheim a surprisingly large German force gathered for a counterattack.

Conclusion

The American 3-inch guns rushed in the previous day were ineffective as German artillery neutralized the gun crews. Once into the town, a single Tiger devastated the command post while the others spread out to wreak havoc. Frantic cries went out for bazooka teams, but those too proved ineffective against the troublesome tanks. The Americans then tried satchel charges, and that plus the fact that the Tigers had lost their infantry support by then convinced them to withdraw. The fighting at Koslar ended with two American companies surrounded, and it would take almost three days for the U.S. Army to reach them.


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).
  • 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
  • Tank Destroyer: do not provide the +1 Assault bonus, even if closed-top (SB)
  • 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).

Display Order of Battle

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

Display Errata (3)

3 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 484

Liberation 1944's Tiger movement and armor ratings are backwards. They should be Armor 7 and Movement 5.

(petermc on 2014 Feb 14)
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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