Spearhead Division #17
|(Defender) Germany||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|United States||3rd "Spearhead" Armored Division|
|Overall Rating, 1 vote|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 609|
|Parent Game||Spearhead Division|
|Maps||2: 22, 23|
|Layout Dimensions||86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
|Enter & Exit|
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Elsenborn Ridge||maps + counters|
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.
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.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|4 Errata Items|
All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.
(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
The reduced direct fire value of the SS HMG is 5-5 in Beyond Normandy and Road to Berlin.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
The Units in Beyond Normandy were misprinted with a movement factor of 5. The movement factor should be 8.
(rerathbun on 2012 Mar 21)
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)