November 9 1942, Germans at the Barricady noticed a nice red house. They pulled up some fresh pioneers and told them to go mess with it.
What follows is one of most beautifully crafted, and an oft played ASL scenario (150:147 G:R).
The designer of this scenario is George Kelln of Lone Canuck fame. This time the Americans need to rush to secure a crossroad (big red circle) from the Panzer Lehr division in 7.5 turns.
As the 8th Regiment of the US 4th Divison, my considerations are :
- As ever, I am in a tight race against the clock. Even though my route might be a too oblivious I am going to try to avoid crossing too many Bocages.
- Having said that with 2 dug-in Panthers (which turns from a large target to a small HD target) plus 2 HMGs with 2 “minus 1” leaders. out there I can’t be avoiding so much Bocage that I will be moving in the clear.
- Most of the Germans have better morale than mine, although I have more leaders (not more “minus’s”) and 50% more manpower.
- I should put the mortar platoon on the only high ground I have as overwatch to interdict any lateral movements, although they can easily be attacked by the forward positioned Germans.
- 1 pair of Culin cutters pretty much means I will be digging one path.
- I don’t know what effect the opening bombardment will have but I need to rush as much as the board I can. Hopefully we can make contact before the Germans recover. The tanks won’t be available til Turn 5, so we will be legging it.
Let’s see if all this works out.