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RE: How hard can it be ? - Peiper's Race for the Meuse ... - 11/16/2011 9:05:26 PM   
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Monty ends the battle and calls it a marginal victory. Actually I do not feel like it. I am disapointed about my failure at Stavelot. I will try to summarize what, in my opinion, can be done better later.




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RE: How hard can it be ? - Peiper's Race for the Meuse ... - 11/17/2011 4:47:52 PM   
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Time to conclude the AAR. At the end of this post you will find a map with the final positions of all remaining troops. Thanks to the scenario designers, it was a lot fun and I have couple of idea what to try the next time.
When I think about playing the scenario, some mistakes come to my mind, which could have been preventable. I was too optimistic. The first defence lines for the 30th Infantry Div were set to far south. The chaotic developments over the next day are a direct result of that incorrect assessment.
The use of the 82nd Airborne was everything else than optimal. Looking at the 504th and the bridgehead at Habiemont Bridge. Once the regiment crossed the river it became clear that there is no chance to move along the road east. The better solution could have been to withdraw two of three battalions and move along tracks and trails. I tried that later in the game, but with too few troops envolved and too late.
I have to pay more attention for planning Phase II. Totally focused on how to stop the AI, I did not develop a good and waterproof plan for my own advance. Going south, retake Stavelot was all. Such an enterprise needs many little steps.
What about the following tactical things, which I might try to use more in the future. Using artillery units in a frontline duty for a short period of time. Those units equipped with M7s, Shermans and Halftracks (30cal and 50cal MG) should be a tough nut to crack for everyone who intends to attack their position.
Maneuver more with the infantry units and find a good defence position to fire on the enemy. But don't get static. I would rather fire a lot more tons of ammunition than lose a company in a attack. This means make an attack your last choice.
Sounds easy, but it isn't.





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