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Jitters
Invasion 1944 #14
(Defender) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 3rd Fallschirmjager Division
United States 116th "Stonewallers" Infantry Regiment
United States 743rd Tank Battalion
United States 747th Tank Battalion
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Balance:



Overall balance chart for IN44014
Total
Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 1
Overall Rating, 2 votes
5
4
3
2
1
3.5
Scenario Rank: --- of 599
Parent Game Invasion 1944
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-06-17
Start Time 09:15
Turn Count 20
Visibility Day
Counters 85
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 2
Maps 1: 107
Layout Dimensions 43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
Play Bounty 159
AAR Bounty 163
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 1
Battle Types
Enter & Exit
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Reinforcements
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Invasion 1944 maps + counters
Introduction

On the morning of the 16th the Stonewallers had advanced almost to their objective, the town of St. Andre de-l'Epine. The advance halted outside the town as many of the troops encountered enemy armor for the first time. The 116th's commander, Col. Charles D.W.Canham, was livid when he discovered that the "enemy armor" blamed for halting the advance totaled two assault guns. "If you allow your unit to bunch up behind a hedgerow and wait for hours you are playing into Jerry's hand," he reproached his battalion commanders. "It's time to get over the jitters and fight like hell."

Conclusion

Once again the fallschirmjagers proved too much to overcome and they still controlled St. Andre de-l'Epine when darkness fell. Even the commitment of the 115th Infantry Regiment had failed to change the situation on the battlefield despite Canham's irate insistence. Shot through the wrist several days before, the colonel had refused evacuation and still wore a field dressing as he exposed himself to German fire to inspire his troops forward. "Get your ass out of there," he screamed at officers cowering under cover, "and show some leadership!"


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).
  • 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
  • Assault Gun: if closed-top, provide the +1 Assault bonus, when applicable
  • 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
Fallschirmjager
  • Towed
Luftwaffe
  • Mechanized
  • Towed
United States Order of Battle
Army
  • Mechanized
  • Motorized
  • Towed

Display Errata (1)

1 Errata Item
Overall balance chart for 39

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

(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)

Display AARs (1)

Race for the border
Author Warhawk1955 (1)
Method Face to Face
Victor United States
Participants Dan_Huffman
Play Date 2017-02-28
Language English
Scenario IN44014

This scenario is a race with the Americans trying to exit the board and control St. Andre de-l’Epine with the Germans trying to stop them. We played with the Fog of war rules again and during this game it ending hurting/helping both sides during the game. The only reason the Americans won a minor victory in this one was because of Dan’s poor placement during initial setup. I think he was anticipating me shooting down the sides of the board. Dan did do a great job of moving and blocking some of my troops. So I only managed to get only 9 more VP then Dan.

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