nate25 -> AAR: The Race for Bastogne (2/6/2012 8:44:25 PM)
Here is a rough AAR of the scenario "The Race for Bastogne". Reinforcements historical, orders delay realistic, supply normal. I'll be standing in for von Luttwitz (and a poor substitution it'll be).
You folks are brought in at 0357 on the 2nd day.
My goals for the first day: Get to the Clerf River and take the crossings at Clervaux and Drauffelt, and get the two bridges at Ubereisenbach and Dasburg built.
1.) 77. Inf. Regt. seize Hosingen.
2.) 39. Fus. Regt. seize Consthum.
3.) II. Abt. 304. Pz.Gr. Regt. initially seize Bombatsch astride the "Skyline Boulevard", and then when I deemed the time was right continue on to Clervaux and seize the crossing there.
4.) 1. and 3. Komp.(s). 38. Pz. Pion. Abt. seize Urspelt.
5.) 78. Inf. Regt. seize the Drauffelt bridge as the regiment became available. Initially just I. Abt. is available. I had them start out as soon as they arrived and re-attached them to regt. as soon as it arrived.
All movements were set to fastest, quickest, max aggression, and no rest EXCEPT for the elements of 38. Pz. Pion. Abt. going to Urspelt. Fastest, quickest, MIN. aggression and no rest.
I figured cutting "Skyline Boulevard" in two places at least for a while would impede Ami reinforcements, and I think it did to an extent.
The much later jump-off time for the 78. Inf. Regt. going to Drauffelt also worked out well, because I think most Ami reserves were committed elsewhere by this time.
In the past I've tried individual battalions for objectives and had only limited success. The regiment is the way to go as far as I'm concerned now. Wherever possible.
I hit all my goals for the first day except the bridges are still not finished as of this writing.
Casualties were fairly light and I was able to destroy a fair number of units with massed arty and infantry assaults.
Here is a list of enemy units destroyed on the first day:
Unknown Bn. HQ. Destroyed at Fennburg.
Co. K, 110th Inf. Regt. Surrendered at Hosingen.
Unknown eng. co. Destroyed 1 km. due west of Hosingen.
2nd Plt., A Co., 707th Tank Bn. Destroyed on the Wahlhausener Strasse.
2nd Plt., B Co., 630th TD Bn. Destroyed on the Wahlhausener Strasse.
Unknown anti-tank gun plt. Destroyed at Bombatsch.
3rd Plt., B Co., 630th TD Bn. Destroyed in Marnach.
Co. B, 110th Inf. Regt. Destroyed in the tree line just south of Marnach.
Co. L, 110th Inf. Regt. Surrendered in Holtzum.
I'd send a pic but I'm not sure how to do that. If some soul is interested, send me some instructions on that.
I hate to admit it, but day two is up in the air right now. Don't know when the bridges will finish. I've staged the elements of my two Pz. divs. as close as possible to their respective bridges.