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Plug the Hole
Panzer Lehr 2 #24
(Attacker) Germany vs United States (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 130th "Lehr" Panzer Division
United States 106th Cavalry Group
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Side 2 0
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Scenario Rank: --- of 588
Parent Game Panzer Lehr 2
Historicity Historical
Date 1944-11-23
Start Time 23:30
Turn Count 17
Visibility Night
Counters 53
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 0
Maps 2: 22, 25
Layout Dimensions 56 x 43 cm
22 x 17 in
Play Bounty 219
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Enter & Exit
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Conditions
Hidden Units
Off-board Artillery
Smoke
Illumination
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Elsenborn Ridge maps + counters
Panzer Lehr 2 counters
Introduction

Excellent intelligence allowed the American XV Corps to split the German First and Nineteenth Armies. With no reserves available to plug the hole a cry went up the chain of command for help. The Heer only offered one option, the refitting Panzer Lehr Division who they ordered to concentrate in Sarrebourg and strike south against the exposed American flank. Just to reach the assembly area required a 300 mile march for the rebuilt division.

Conclusion

The German First Army commander felt the mission was a fool's errand that would waste men and machines for no purpose. He was overruled, and late in the afternoon Panzer Lehr threw what elements had arrived into the fray. They overcame their first serious challenge to their advance when they quickly pushed aside American screening elements at Hirschland early in the morning.

Additional Notes

Panzer Lehr concentrated in Sarre-Union from where they struck south. Sarrebourg is to the south west of Sarre-Union. Sarrebourg is to the west of Strasbourg in the Lorraine


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
  • 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).
  • Armored Cars: These are Combat Units. They are motorized instead of mechanized. All have their own armored car leaders, who can only activate armored cars (6.85). Do not provide the +1 Assault bonus (ACC).
  • Reconnaissance Vehicle: 8.23 Special Spotting Powers Both foot and vehicle mounted recce units (1.2) possess two special spotting abilities. The first ability is that they can spot enemy in limiting terrain at one hex further than the TEC specifies for other units and leaders. For example, an enemy unit in town can normally be spotted at three hexes or less, but a recce unit can spot them at four hexes.Their second ability is that they can place a Spotted marker on any one enemy unit they can spot per turn, just as if the enemy unit had "blown its cover" by firing. Such Spotted markers are removed as described earlier.

Display Order of Battle

Germany Order of Battle
130th "Lehr" Panzer Division
  • Motorized
United States Order of Battle
Army
  • Motorized

Display Errata (4)

4 Errata Items
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Leaders for the Panzer Lehr Division appear in the second release. Players with the first release should use the ILS for selection and substitute regular Heers leaders, if not using the Heers leaders originally specified.

(plloyd1010 on 2016 Jul 13)
Overall balance chart for 1572

Leaders for the Panzer Lehr Division appear in the second release. Players with the first release should use the ILS for selection and substitute regular Heers leaders, if not using the Heers leaders originally specified.

(plloyd1010 on 2016 Jul 13)
Overall balance chart for 1570

Leaders for the Panzer Lehr Division appear in the second release. Players with the first release should use the ILS for selection and substitute regular Heers leaders, if not using the Heers leaders originally specified.

(plloyd1010 on 2016 Jul 13)
Overall balance chart for 1573

Leaders for the Panzer Lehr Division appear in the second release. Players with the first release should use the ILS for selection and substitute regular Heers leaders, if not using the Heers leaders originally specified.

(plloyd1010 on 2016 Jul 13)
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