Battle Game 1: First Battle of the West Wall
Spearhead Division #26
|(Defender) Germany||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|Germany||27th Fusilier Regiment|
|Germany||89th Infantry Regiment|
|Germany||9th Panzer Division|
|United States||26th Infantry Regiment|
|United States||3rd "Spearhead" Armored Division|
|United States||745th Tank Battalion|
|Overall Rating, 1 vote|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 598|
|Parent Game||Spearhead Division|
|Visibility||Day & Night|
|Maps||4: 22, 23, 24, 25|
|Layout Dimensions||86 x 84 cm
34 x 33 in
|Enter & Exit|
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Elsenborn Ridge||maps + counters|
Note: This is a Battle Game including Scenarios 1-7
The first Allied encroachment into German territory occurred near Aachen. As the Americans closed in on the city, the First Army staff decided to try to move around the city from the south and then isolate it by driving north, to the east of the city. As the first German city to face the threat of Allied occupation, American commanders expected that the Germans would fight desperately to defend Aachen.
American commanders expected that the Germans would fight desperately to defend Aachen.
In reality, the city was virtually undefended and the Americans' careful maneuvering to the south and east of the city permitted the Germans to move in units such as the 12th Infantry Division and replacements (especially for the 116th Panzer Division) which kept the Allies from capturing the city in mid-September.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|5 Errata Items|
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
All SS PzIVH tanks should have a movement of 8.
The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".
All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.
The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."
(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)