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Bazooka Town
Spearhead Division #17
(Defender) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
United States 3rd "Spearhead" Armored Division
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Scenario Rank: --- of 579
Parent Game Spearhead Division
Historicity Historical
Date 1945-03-30
Start Time 10:00
Turn Count 18
Visibility Day
Counters 51
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 2
Maps 2: 22, 23
Layout Dimensions 86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
Play Bounty 164
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Delaying Action
Enter & Exit
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Smoke
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Elsenborn Ridge maps + counters
Spearhead Division counters
Introduction

With the Wehrmacht losing most of their equipment and composure during the retreat across France, most Allied leaders thought the war was just about over. It came as a great shock when they managed to man the West Wall in time to stop the Allied advance. That had been over six months ago. While German Army Group B appeared to be more of a mob than an army, Allied commanders were taking no chances. They planned to pocket them west of Paderborn with Spearhead coming up from the south and Second Armored Division headed east to meet them.

Conclusion

As they had done to man the West Wall, the Germans threw the very old and the very young into the fray. Cadets from various training schools had their training cut short in an effort to prolong the Third Reich. SS Panzer Reconnaissance Training and Replacement Battalion One under Sturmbannführer Fruehauf consisted of seventeen-year-old half-trained recruits who had never seen combat led by their battle-hardened instructors. Defending Kirchborchen without artillery or antitank guns, the youngsters fired so many panzerfaust rockets that the Americans took to calling the village Bazooka Town. Task Force Richardson was held at bay until Task Force Hogan's capture of Wewer threatened the Germans with encirclement. They then slowly withdrew in an orderly fashion.


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
  • 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
  • Mechanized
Schutzstaffel
  • Mechanized
United States Order of Battle
Army

Display Errata (4)

4 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 47

All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The reduced direct fire value of the SS HMG is 5-5 in Beyond Normandy and Road to Berlin.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
Overall balance chart for 408

The Units in Beyond Normandy were misprinted with a movement factor of 5. The movement factor should be 8.

(rerathbun on 2012 Mar 21)
Overall balance chart for 408

Liberation 1944's counters are mislabeled 'PzIVF2.' The counter's ratings are correct (Armor 5, Move 8, DF 11-6, AT 6-8).

(rerathbun on 2014 Feb 14)
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