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Playtest Q26.4 Holtzhum Holdout v. Ernie Cameron

This Battle of the Bulge scenario took 2h 45mins to complete in which the Germans managed to capture the objective of 3x multi-hex stone buildings, but exceeded their CVP limit of 12.

A German Volksgrenadier company (9-1, 8-0, 7-0, 6x 4-6-7 & 6x 4-4-7, & 3x LMG) advance north (top of map) in an attempt to capture the village.

Defending is an understrength American company (9-1, 8-0, 5x 5-4-6, 2x MMGs, 2x 60mm Mortars, & a Baz 44).

The Germans advanced in 4x groups on a broad front; the 9-1, 3x 4-6-7, LMG on the left flank, 3x 4-4-7 left centre, 8-0, 3x 4-6-7, LMG right centre, & 7-0, x3 4-4-7, LMG on right flank. The Germans came under fire and the first squad roll a 12 on MC, resulting in ELR and HS. 3x other squad were Pinned or broken but the German managed to cross the southern line of hills.

From there the American firepower made them pay for every hex, so that by Turn 4, the Germans has suffered 4x HS KIA, and all but 2x 4-6-7, and 2-4-7 MMC Good Order. The 8-0 and 7-0 were attempting to rally the broken units on the right while the 9-1 and a 4-6-7 had broken and were kept under fire, preventing them from rallying.

For the lack of unbroken MMC, the Germans still managed to capture the two building on the right side of the village, and had captured the church, but were in a Melee attempting to hold it from a counterattacking American force.

By the of Turn 4 of 5½ turns the Melee had whittled down to US 8-0 & 5-4-6 vs. German a 2-4-7 3:1 odds in favour of the Americans.

But a quick footed American HS managed to raced back and capture the Broken German 9-1 and 4-6-7 which push the Germans over their CVP cap of 12.

A really tight game, with both sides seemingly just enough units to hang.

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George
Did you change the board being used for this play test? I don't remember any hills?
Dave
 
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