Fascinating. Thanks. I saw someone else do that decoy attack to the north of the line in an AAR here, I think. I think it did, in fact, draw quite a concentration to that corner, just not the arty. I had similar arty probs on the Dom (as did the Axis in reality, as you know - in fact, that's the major factor in these Bulge battles, is it not - the allied arty superiority?). The Dom is just a little hill, by the way, not a town. There were a couple of farmhouses there in 1944, now there's a farm machine big shed complex (check it out on google earth with the excellent BFTB battlefield overlays - if you haven't already - there used to be a photo on google earth of the Big Red 1 memorial at the roundabout on the top of the Dom, but it's been removed (maybe the farm machine factory didn't like it or something) - you can still see the small obelisk there though, even without the photo).
Was it misty on the Dom, by the way? As it was in reality? That was a major factor I think in the Allies beating off the early attacks as the Axis tanks couldn't engage long range and were very vulnerable to bazooka fire etc.
I don't know what you're going to do now. I would be tempted to send all those paras into Butgenbach (a major objective) leaving just a blocking force at Ober- . But Butgenbach is no doubt thick with troops by now. I think - with respect - that your decision to not attack in force (what force you had, at any rate) during the first night was really a mistake (though realistic, in terms of German doctrine back then, perhaps). Or you could have at least moved nearly all of your force into blocking positions behind the Dom under cover of darkness.
Still, maybe it won't make a diff. You need to get Butgenbach as well, I think, to do better than a marginal defeat, or draw. But you'd be in good historical company if you achieved even a marginal defeat, remember. This was certainly a major defeat for the Axis in RL, I think.