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Ettelbruck
Battle of the Bulge #43
(Defender) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 914th Volksgrenadier Regiment
Germany 915th Volksgrenadier Regiment
United States 318th Infantry Regiment
United States 80th "Blue Ridge" Infantry Division
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Parent Game Battle of the Bulge
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-12-22
Start Time 09:45
Turn Count 32
Visibility Day
Counters 111
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 2
Maps 4: 10, 11, 12, 9
Layout Dimensions 129 x 56 cm
51 x 22 in
Play Bounty 178
AAR Bounty 225
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Reinforcements
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Battle of the Bulge maps + counters
Introduction

The American 80th Infantry Division advance north as part of Patton's Third Army counterattack against the southern flank of the German penetration. The 80th's 318th Regiment advanced on Ettelbruck. From the east came the 914th Grenadier Regiment . Arriving slightly ahead of the Americans the grenadiers occupied the town and the fight for it began.

Conclusion

The advance of 318th Regiment's 1st Battalion was briefly halted by German artillery fire. After American counter-battery fire had put an end to the German fire, the advance resumed, but the initiative had passed to the Germans as they reached the town first. Following a barrage by the 8th Division's artillery, an attack was launched. One company managed to infiltrate into the outskirts of Ettelbruck.


Display Relevant AFV Rules

AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle
  • Vulnerable to results on the Assault Combat Chart (7.25, 7.63, ACC), and may be attacked by Anti-Tank fire (11.2, DFT). Anti-Tank fire only affects the individual unit fired upon (7.62, 11.0).

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Germany Order of Battle
Heer
  • Motorized
United States Order of Battle
Army
  • Motorized
  • Towed

Display Errata (5)

5 Errata Items
Scen 43

Scenario has a major river but no ENG units, so the river crossing numbers should be ignored, unless players wish to invoke the 3rd edition optional rule that in such cases you can use the crossing numbers without ENG assistance. The crossing numbers of 5/3 are from the era of 1d6 (not 2d6).

(petermc on 2017 Jul 31)
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Two 105mms (ID#s 1204, 1205) have "16-31" fire values in black (direct fire), when they should be in white (indirect fire).

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
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The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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The movement allowance on the counters in Airborne is misprinted. It should be "3."

(rerathbun on 2012 Jan 30)
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