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Scenarios for BFTB - 1/13/2007 10:37:20 PM   
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Hi all,

Here's a list of the scenarios currently under development for BFTB. It's not final, some scenarios may not make the grade, more will probably be added.

Historical scenarios:

-0-Tag, Northern Shoulder. This one covers the attack by I SS Pz Korps against US V Corps from Dec 16.
-0-Tag. Schnee Eiffel. Covers the attack of LXVI Corps (18 and 62 VGD) against 106st Division from Dec 16
-Nobody comes back: 5 FJD and 352 VGD against 109 RCT, from Dec 16
-7 Armee: LXXX Korps (212, 276 VGD) attack 12th RCT and elts. of 9th Armored Div, from Dec 16
-Skyline Drive: XLVII Pz Korps (26 VGD, 2 Pz, Pz Lehr) attack 110th RCT, from Dec 16
-Butgenbach: covers the defence of Butgenback and Dom. Butgenbach by 26th RCT against 12 SS Pz
-Battle of Bastogne: the defence of Bastogne by 101st Airborne against elts. of 5 Pz Army
-The Relief of Bastogne: 4th Amored attacks 5 FJD and 26 VGD to break through to Bastogne
-Widening the Bastogne corridor: 9th Amored and 11th Armored against the Führer Begleit Brigade and 1 SS Pz
-Dinant: 2 Pz and Pz Lehr try to reach the Meuse but are opposed by 84th Div, 2nd Armored and elts. of 29th Armoured Bde (British)
-La Roche: 116 Pz and 560 VGD attack the area of La Roche, defended by 84th and 3rd Armored Div.
-St Vith: LXVI Korps ( 18, 62 VGD and FBB) try to crack the goose egg, defended by 7th Armored.
-Peiper: KGr Peiper and other units of 1 SS Pz try to break through to the river Meuse, but are counterattacked by 30th Div,
82nd Airborne and elts. of 3rd Armored.
-Manhay Crossroads: 2 SS Pz tries to take the crossroads, defended by elts of 7th and 3rd Armored Div.
-Counterattack at Davantave: 2nd Armored Div attacks positions of 2 SS Pz Div in January 1945

"What if" scenarios:

-The Final Jump: in this one, the Germans use paratroopers (KGr Von der Heydte) to land behind the positions of 99th Div. I SS Pz Korps (277 and 12 VGD, 12 SS Pz) are to break through the American lines.
-The Meuse Bridgehead: XLVII Pz Korps with 9 Pz and Pz Lehr have established a bridgehead across the Meuse. The 53rd (Welsh) Division is to prevent them from breaking out of it, while 2nd Armored counterattacks on the east bank.
-Peiper crosses the Meuse: I SS Pz Korps (1 SS Pz, 9 SS Pz) spearheaded by KGr Peiper are to cross the river Meuse at Huy and establish a bridgehead. 30th Div, 82nd Div and 2nd Armored are to prevent this

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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 1/14/2007 12:35:57 AM   
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One more that's not on the above list:

General Hitzfeld's LXVII (67th) Corps attack on Hofen and Monschau Dec 16-18.

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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 2/10/2007 4:42:22 AM   
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Scenario length isn't listed...

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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 2/10/2007 1:05:13 PM   
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Tactics,

The scenario length isn't listed because they are still under development. None of the scenarios is playtested extensively yet, so things like objectives, the exact OOBs and scenario length are likely to change before the game is released.

Pieter

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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 3/6/2007 9:43:19 PM   
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I've just completed 2 scenarios covering the southern shoulder battles, 7. Armee sector. These scenarios each run for 11 days, covering the initial German penetrations along the Our/Sauer Rivers and then 2-3 days of Patton's counterattack. Each of the scenarios has 2 German divisions (13-15 Bn's) and supporting Corps units attacking.

This is probably as close to a 'campaign' type scenario that you will see. Germans penetrate, expand the bridgehead, and dig in for the impending counterattack.

I'm wondering what the thoughts are of this size scope for a scenario. Too long & tedious, or just what you're looking for?

Should we also include scenarios covering just the US counterattack in this sector Dec. 21-26(or beyond)?

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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 3/6/2007 10:06:01 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: simovitch

I've just completed 2 scenarios covering the southern shoulder battles, 7. Armee sector. These scenarios each run for 11 days, covering the initial German penetrations along the Our/Sauer Rivers and then 2-3 days of Patton's counterattack. Each of the scenarios has 2 German divisions (13-15 Bn's) and supporting Corps units attacking.

This is probably as close to a 'campaign' type scenario that you will see. Germans penetrate, expand the bridgehead, and dig in for the impending counterattack.

I'm wondering what the thoughts are of this size scope for a scenario. Too long & tedious, or just what you're looking for?

Should we also include scenarios covering just the US counterattack in this sector Dec. 21-26(or beyond)?


These longer scenarios are a welcome development. If you're also offering to break them down into smaller segments, so much the better.

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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 3/7/2007 4:19:54 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MikeBrough


quote:

ORIGINAL: simovitch

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I'm wondering what the thoughts are of this size scope for a scenario. Too long & tedious, or just what you're looking for?

Should we also include scenarios covering just the US counterattack in this sector Dec. 21-26(or beyond)?


These longer scenarios are a welcome development. If you're also offering to break them down into smaller segments, so much the better.


MikeBrough, my sentiments exactly!!

simovitch, please include the U.S. counter-attacks for December and beyond. There is no such thing as "too much of a good thing" when talking scenarios for the hobby's premiere wargaming engine!!

Rob.


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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 3/7/2007 5:42:42 AM   
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Well just a word of caution here. The Bulge is a scenario rich environment. However, we have limited time and are unlikely to cover every historical engagement. But that is a good thing as it will leave plenty of opportunity for users to develop their own scenarios.

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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 3/7/2007 12:22:48 PM   
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Right now I'm working on another long scenario- it covers the advance of 2nd SS Panzer against Parker's Crossroads and Manhay, and the subequent counterattack of 3rd Armored Division. It will run for about 14 days, and will have about a division and a half for each side.

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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 3/21/2007 7:20:08 PM   
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Here's an updated scenario list, with dates:

O-Tag scenarios:
1. 7. Armee assault across the Sauer, Dec 16-26

2. 7. Armee assault across the Our, Dec 16-26

3. 5. Pz Armee drive to Bastogne, Dec 16-21

4. 5. Pz Armee envelopes Schnee Eifel and push to St. Vith, Dec 16-20

5. 6. Pz Armee drive on Elsenborn ridge, including Peiper breakout, Dec 16-19

6. 6. Pz Armee drive on Elsenborn ridge with hypothetical von der Hydte drop, Dec 16-19

7. 6. Pz Armee attack on Höfen-Monschau, Dec 16-18

German Advance:
8. Dom Bütgenbach, including 5FJ march to Waimes, Dec 18-20

9. St Vith & the Goose egg, Dec 20-24

10. Peiper's advance, Dec 17-23

11. LVIII Pz Korps drive to Hotton & Marche, Dec 20-27

12. 2SS Pz Div drive on Manhay, Dec 20-27

13. 5. Pz Armee drive to the Meuse, Dec 23-26

Battles along the Meuse:
14. 5. Pz Armee hypothetical defends it's Meuse bridgehead, Dec 26-29

15. 1SS Pz Div. hypothetical advance to the Meuse crossing at Huy, Dec 18-23

Allied counterattack:
16. 2nd Armored Div attacks positions of 2 SS Pz Div, Jan 4-8

Scenarios in the works, or being contemplated: (dates are approximate)
A. Patton's relief of Bastogne, Dec 23-26

B. Widening the Bastogne cooridor, Dec 26-Jan 2

C. Battles from the Salm to the Ourthe, Dec 20-Jan 2

D. Patton's drive to the Sûre, Dec 22-Jan 2

E. 1st Army counterattacks the Northern flank, Jan 1-?




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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 3/22/2007 4:08:09 AM   
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Hi,

Looking really good!!!!!!

More!! more!! more!!

Really looking forward to this game.

Rob.



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RE: Scenarios for BFTB - 3/22/2007 5:03:38 PM   
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Outstanding! The longer scenario's are welcomed too.

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