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Tangle of the Elites
Airborne - Remastered #9
(Attacker) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 6th "Green Devils" Fallschirmjäger Regiment
United States 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
United States 82nd "All American" Airborne Division

Overall balance chart for AirR009
Side 1 1
Draw 0
Side 2 2
Overall Rating, 3 votes
Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game Airborne - Remastered
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-06-06
Start Time 09:15
Turn Count 18
Visibility Day
Counters 62
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 0
Maps 0: 26, 33
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 153
AAR Bounty 163
Total Plays 3
Total AARs 1
Battle Types
Enter & Exit
Kill Them All
Meeting Engagement
Urban Assault
Off-board Artillery
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Airborne - Remastered book
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Elsenborn Ridge maps + counters
Fall of France maps

When American paratroopers ambushed and killed General Wilhelm Farley of the German 91st Air-Landing Division, the man in charge of the Normandy defense against enemy paratroopers, it left a void in the command structure that headquarters was slow to fill. Maj. Friedrich August von der Heydte, commander of the 6th Fallschirmjäger Regiment, decided he could wait no longer for direction from above and sent out his recon units on his own authority. The patrols reported the key cities of St. Marie Eglise, St. Marie du Mont, and most importantly Carentan were still unoccupied by the enemy. Von der Heydte detailed the 1st Battalion to take St. Marie du Mont, while the 2nd moved into St. Marie Eglise, and the 3rd Battalion secured Carentan. Their orders specified they hold their objectives at all cost.


By the time the Germans arrived the Americans were advancing on Carentan and had occupied the other two villages. Just north of the Douve River the two sides clashed. The Fallschirmjägers managed to occupy Carentan but failed to drive the Americans back. Maj. von der Heydte received heavy criticism for failing to compel the Americans to withdraw, but his occupation of Carentan would provide many benefits for the Germans in the days to come.

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Reduce strength direct fire value be came 5-5 in Army at Dawn.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)

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Tangle of the Elites won by US
Author CravenDumps35
Method Solo
Victor United States
Play Date 2012-10-08
Language English
Scenario AirR009

US wins tangle of the elites by exiting 13 steps off the south map edge. Six town hexes were controlled by US to five by Germans with four contested in assaults at the conclussion of the scenario. US forces entered the north map edge and moved south rapidly to control as many town hexes as possible. There are ten town hexes on the US side of the map, US gained control of nine. The Germans advanced unopposed into town hex 0212 and had control of five on their side of the map. Hexes 0713, 1209, 0314, and 0213 would be jointly contested in assault combat at the end of the scenario. With almost all German units engaged in efforts to control towns, US units, mostly ones entered as reinforcements, exited the south edge in the vacinity of hex 0417. Four steps exited on turn 12, four on turn 14, two each on turns 15 and 16, and one on turn 17. US had 13 step loses to Germans 10. Exit of more than 10 US steps denies Germans victory. US also controlled more towns and eliminated more than 8 German steps giving US victory.

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