I pulled a marginal victory.
I played it 5-6 times as Germans before so I was quite acquainted with what and when to expect things (but never switched to Allies to peep into reinforcement schedules)
I'm attaching the final situation.
First of all, I was probably lucky with the way the Allies AI decided to play.
My strategic interpretation of this scenario is this: it's essential to get Butgenbach ASAP, before main Allies reinforcements arrive and to manage the build up an effective defensive line there.
What I did is quite simple: I've given the Kuhlmann battlegroup (with all its subordinates) the order to move to Butgenbach, attack allowed, no rest, all the rest left default. I only detached the arty unit and deploy it in Bullingen. I ordered Holz group to defend at Schwarzenbuchel hill (afterwards, when Dom Butgenbach was occupied, I used Holz group as defenders.)
With some skirmish, important parts of Kuhlmann group managed to push through during the night and established a direct and more or less open corridor to Butgenbach via Dom Butgenbach. I'd say that that was strategically the most decisive achievement, for it allowed both for supply lines as well as for sending future reinforcements to Butgenbach.
For the rest of the show, I more or less threw everything coming from east to march on Butgenbach and Oberweywertz with attack on (I never managed to actually get Oberweywertz, but sneaking few units near the city somewhat delayed the advance of Allies' reinforcements). I gave orders mostly at regimental levels, except for the units coming in alone (e.g. I ordered singularly the tank destroyer reinforcements to march to Butgenbach).
The FJ reinforcements were a complete disaster, but maybe the fact that the Allies send a couple of Bn further south helped to release the pressure on Butgenbach.
Anyway, I didn't manage to exit anything, so all the points I accumulated were due to getting Butgenbach and Dom Butgenbach soon, and holding them more or less throughout the game.
< Message edited by johndoesecond -- 3/19/2011 1:51:58 PM >