From: Lower Saxony Germany
I assume you are playing the Allied forces, the units that were first stationed in the area, were forces that had just been in the Hürtgen Forest. They were battle weary and had lost most of their men in horrific fighting. (Waste of lives, due to no real reason the fight for the forest)
I think you are to hold the line with the few men you have, creating new units to fill the front. Maybe disbanding some units to form stronger units and useinf the old "shell" to create a new fighting force.
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