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An Army at Dawn #14 - Ousseltia Seesaw Jungle Fighting #32 - To the Poha
Desert Rats #6 - Night Fight Road to Berlin #21 - Quiet Sector
Jungle Fighting #29 - Mt. Austin: The End
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Le Gue Rochoux
Black SS #29
(Attacker) Germany vs United States (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 10th SS "Frundsburg" Panzer Division
United States 2nd "Hell on Wheels" Armored Division
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Balance:



Overall balance chart for BlSS029
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Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 1
Overall Rating, 1 vote
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Scenario Rank: --- of 599
Parent Game Black SS
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-08-09
Start Time 18:15
Turn Count 22
Visibility Day
Counters 104
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 10, 33
Layout Dimensions 86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
Play Bounty 146
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Hill Control
Kill Them All
Road Control
Urban Assault
Conditions
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Battle of the Bulge maps
Black SS book
Cassino '44 counters
Elsenborn Ridge counters
Fall of France maps
Introduction

The American 2nd Armored Division had driven into the flank and rear of the 2nd SS Reich Panzer Division, shooting up its supply lines and presenting a threat the Germans could not ignore. At about 1300 hours, the Americans began a successful effort to secure Le Gue Rochoux. As soon as they had occupied the village they were subjected to a heavy artillery barrage. Orders to continue advancing were quickly countermanded and the units were ordered to prepare for a counterattack: the German LVIII Panzer Corps had diverted the 10th SS Frundsburg Panzer Division from the drive on Avranches to rescue the Reich Division instead.

Conclusion

The anticipated counterattack was not long in coming. A German combined-arms force attempted to force their way down the Ger-Barenton road and were defeated in a duel by the accompanying American armor. Some panzer grenadiers manged to infiltrate and secure a crossroad behind the Americans, but a counterattack soon cleared up that situation.

Additional Notes

Playable without using the black SS counters.


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).
  • AFV's are activated by tank leaders (3.2, 3.3, 5.42, 6.8). They may also be activated as part of an initial activating stack, but if activated in this way would need a tank leader in order to carry out combat movement.
  • AFV's do not block Direct Fire (10.1).
  • Full-strength AFV's with "armor efficiency" may make two anti-tank (AT) fire attacks per turn (either in their action segment or during opportunity fire) if they have AT fire values of 0 or more (11.2).
  • Each unit with an AT fire value of 2 or more may fire at targets at a distance of between 100% and 150% of its printed AT range. It does so at half its AT fire value. (11.3)
  • Efficient and non-efficient AFV's may conduct two opportunity fires per turn if using direct fire (7.44, 7.64). Units with both Direct and AT Fire values may use either type of fire in the same turn as their opportunity fire, but not both (7.22, 13.0). Units which can take opportunity fire twice per turn do not have to target the same unit both times (13.0).
  • Demoralized AFV's are not required to flee from units that do not have AT fire values (14.3).
  • Place a Wreck marker when an AFV is eliminated in a bridge or town hex (16.3).
  • AFV's do not benefit from Entrenchments (16.42).
  • AFV's may Dig In (16.2).
  • Open-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables, but DO take step losses from X and #X results (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT). If a "2X" or "3X" result is rolled, at least one of the step losses must be taken by an open-top AFV if present.
  • Closed-top AFV's: Immune to M, M1 and M2 results on Direct and Bombardment Fire Tables. Do not take step losses from Direct or Bombardment Fire. If X or #X result on Fire Table, make M morale check instead (7.25, 7.41, 7.61, BT, DFT).
  • Closed-top AFV's: Provide the +1 modifier on the Assault Table when combined with infantry. (Modifier only applies to Germans in all scenarios; Soviet Guards in scenarios taking place after 1942; Polish, US and Commonwealth in scenarios taking place after 1943.) (ACC)
  • Tank: all are closed-top and provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • Tank Destroyer: do not provide the +1 Assault bonus, even if closed-top (SB)
  • APC – Armored Personnel Carrier: These are Combat Units, but stack like Transports. They can transport personnel units or towed units. They are not counted as combat units for the +1 stacking modifier on the Direct Fire and Bombardment Tables (4.4). They may be activated by regular leaders and tank leaders (1.2, 3.34, 4.3, 5.43). They do not provide the +1 Assault bonus (ACC).
  • Prime Movers: Transports which only transport towed units and/or leaders (May not carry personnel units). May or may not be armored (armored models are open-top). All are mechanized. (SB)

Display Order of Battle

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

Display Errata (4)

4 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 47

All SPW 251s have an armor value of 0.

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
Overall balance chart for 424

The reduced direct fire value of the SS HMG is 5-5 in Beyond Normandy and Road to Berlin.

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
Overall balance chart for 408

The Units in Beyond Normandy were misprinted with a movement factor of 5. The movement factor should be 8.

(rerathbun on 2012 Mar 21)
Overall balance chart for 408

Liberation 1944's counters are mislabeled 'PzIVF2.' The counter's ratings are correct (Armor 5, Move 8, DF 11-6, AT 6-8).

(rerathbun on 2014 Feb 14)
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