Invasion 1944 #15
|(Defender) Germany||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|Germany||3rd Fallschirmjager Division|
|United States||115th Infantry Regiment|
|United States||175th "Dandy Fifth" Infantry Regiment|
|United States||743rd Tank Battalion|
|United States||747th Tank Battalion|
|Overall Rating, 2 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 599|
|Parent Game||Invasion 1944|
|Maps||2: 106, 107|
|Layout Dimensions||86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Invasion 1944||maps + counters|
With his division stalled, Maj. Gen. Charles H. Gerhardt assembled eight artillery battalions (almost 100 guns) to lay down massed fire in front of his regiments. Before the infantry jumped off, six battalions opened up with an intense seven-minute hurricane bombardment of the German positions. Or at least of those places where American observers believed the Germans to be.
Even with the massive artillery support the attack accomplished little except creating even more casualties. "Everyone is done out physically," reported the executive officer of the 11 6th's 1St Battalion. "No leaders left. No reorganization possible." His boss told Canham that he could not renew the attack because he "had hardly anyone left." V Corps told Gerhardt to call off the attack, and the front remained quiet for the next two weeks.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|1 Errata Item|
Reduce strength direct fire value be came 5-5 in Army at Dawn.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
|End of the battle of Bocage|
This is the last scenario of the Bocage Battle Game. As such it is a slug fest with almost all of the units in the game deployed. The American is trying to Capture Villers-Fossard and Bourg D’Enfer plus killing more Germans then they kill Americans. This time the fog of war rules really hurt the American player. Every time the Americans got staged for an assault the turn would end due to the FOW. I had one very bad turn where Dan rolled really low and I rolled very high so I lost about 6 steps on that one turn due to direct fire and assaults. In the end the step losses and not gaining control of Bourg D’Enfer cased this to be a Major German victory.