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Making Hay
Invasion of Germany #38
(Defender) Germany vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Germany 301st Heavy Panzer Battalion
Germany 3rd Panzergrenadier Division
United States 104th "Timberwolf" Infantry Division
United States 750th Tank Battalion
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Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 588
Parent Game Invasion of Germany
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-11-23
Start Time 09:30
Turn Count 18
Visibility Day
Counters 90
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 2
Maps 2: 24, 25
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 215
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Hill Control
Kill Them All
Rural Assault
Urban Assault
Conditions
Entrenchments
Off-board Artillery
Severe Weather
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Cassino '44 counters
Elsenborn Ridge maps + counters
Invasion of Germany book
Introduction

Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen had always done things his own way, and to hell with the consequences. A personality conflict with his superiors had cost him command of the prestigious 1st Infantry Division earlier in the war, and he now commanded the newly-minted 104th Infantry Division. True to form, he had again alienated nearly all those around him with his bragging about how good his new division would be.

Conclusion

The corps commander was ecstatic with the way the 104th Infantry was "making hay" and that Allen was making good on his boasts. Today Eschweiler was finally deemed secure, and the 414th Infantry Regiment advanced rapidly along the Indie River and reached Weisweiler. But the 413th Infantry Regiment ran into a juggernaut at Pultzjohn, with the 3rd Battalion being particularly hard hit and seven supporting Shermans lost.


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
  • Tank Destroyer: do not provide the +1 Assault bonus, even if closed-top (SB)
  • 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)
  • Unarmored Weapon Carriers: These are unarmored halftracks (Bufla and Sk7/2) or fully-tracked vehicles (Karl siege mortar) with mounted weapons. All are mechanized, except the BM-13 (Katyusha rocket launcher mounted on a truck). They are weapon units, not AFV's, so they are never efficient and cannot be activated by tank leaders. (SB)

Display Order of Battle

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

Display Errata (3)

3 Errata Items
Overall balance chart for 20

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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Liberation 1944's Tiger movement and armor ratings are backwards. They should be Armor 7 and Movement 5.

(petermc on 2014 Feb 14)
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