Panzer Grenadier Battles on January 23rd:
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Desert Rats #6 - Night Fight Road to Berlin #21 - Quiet Sector
Jungle Fighting #29 - Mt. Austin: The End
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A Costly Mistake
Invasion 1944 #13
(Defender) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 3rd Fallschirmjager Division
United States 115th Infantry Regiment
United States 743rd Tank Battalion
United States 747th Tank Battalion
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Side 1 1
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 2 votes
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3.5
Scenario Rank: --- of 599
Parent Game Invasion 1944
Historicity Historical
Date
Start Time 00:00
Turn Count 12
Visibility Day
Counters 22
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 1: 106
Layout Dimensions 43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
Play Bounty 144
AAR Bounty 163
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 1
Battle Types
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Invasion 1944 maps + counters
Introduction

Company E of the 115th Infantry Regiment, assigned to relieve the Stonewallers of the 116th Infantry Regiment, had deployed slowly at SaintClair-sur-1'Elle during the morning of 16 June. Some quick-thinking fallschirmjagers spotted the versight and occupied the village far in the rear of the thrust toward St. Lo. Company E was unable to dislodge the Germans, and more and more American had to be committed to the effort to re-take the village.

Conclusion

The whole 2nd Battalion was eventually needed to clear the stubborn fallschirmjagers from the village. One especially troublesome fallschirmj äger in a church steeple shot Captain Frank O'Connor who commanded Company E. The company's mistake had not only cost the regiment a company commander but they were unable to use the rest of the battalion to exploit their morning success as planned. The ability of the German forces to use the broken terrain and the anonymity of night to reoccupy areas behind the American front resulted in the need to fight for the same objectives more than once.

Additional Notes

This is a more sophisticated version of Intro Scenario #3


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Fallschirmjager's
Author Warhawk1955 (1)
Method Face to Face
Victor Germany
Participants Dan_Huffman
Play Date 2017-02-07
Language English
Scenario IN44013

This was a lot of fun to play because of the small troop numbers (15 unit’s total, 6 German, 8 American) and short time frame (12 turns). Again the 29th was attacking a village and the dreaded German Fallschirmjager’s were defending. This ended in a German minor victory because I just could not get the Germans out of the village of Saint-Clair-sur-l’Elle. I am beginning to hate the German Fallschirmjager’s. With their 8/8 moral it is hard to get rid of them, or even to keep them Disrupted/Demoralize

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