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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 6/24/2019 6:15:29 PM   
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Thanks you all for this bunch of new scenarios! Unfortunately, I am very busy at work and I have no time to play them now

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 6/30/2019 5:04:34 PM   
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Descent into Hell


Maleme, Crete, May 20th, 1941: The glider detachments of Braun and von Plessen were ordered to
capture the western approaches to the vitally important Maleme airfield and secure the right flank
of the assault regiment before joining Major Koch and the main body at the field itself.

Game Length: 9 Turns

For the Germans to win they must neutralize the three AA guns and capture the bridge over the Tavronitis River.
For the New Zealanders to win they must defend the Maleme airfield and the bridge to the west.

Germans: Squads, LMG's, MTR's
New Zealanders: squads, LMG's, MTR's, AA guns

Boards: #8, #11, #14

Aftermath: About 0645 Hrs in the morning, a far larger than normal force of German bombers and fighters
swept into attack positions of the 22nd New Zealand Battalion. Each AA gun, often the target of desultory
daily attacks, now received the attention of two or three dive bombers; this was no ordinary morning's
harassment. Soon, great clouds of dust raised by the bombing obscured the view of the AA gunners -
those who survived. Even before the dust settled, German gliders began their silent descent. With the
roiling dust and the frantic, random firing from the enemy it looked, according to one German NCO,
"liked hell had boiled up." von Plessen's command came down first, and his well-drilled troops swung
instantly into action. Fighting through the disorganized Kiwis to reach the guns, the Germans began to
neutralize the AA positions even as Braun's force was descending into the bed of the Tavronitis. Indeed,
the dry river served superbly as cover for Braun to organize his force, which had miraculously not a
single casualty as yet. Sweeping along the bed and up the banks in a furious assault aimed at both ends
of the bridge simultaneously, his command made short work of the New Zealand troops there - who had been
concentrating their attention on the sounds of firing to the east. Meanwhile, von Plessen's troopers were
among the gun positions, finishing off the crews who were futilely defending themselves with pistols and
shovels. But there they were pinned down by the rallying New Zealand infantry. Even so, by 0900 Hrs the
glider troops had finished mopping up and had secured all their objectives, isolating a Greek regiment and
various Commonwealth detachments to the west. The "key" to Crete - Maleme airfield - was within the grasp
of the 1st assault regiment.

Source: ASL Annual '89, ASL Scenario A3, Descent into Hell


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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 6/30/2019 5:06:34 PM   
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King's Castle


Frenzenberg, Germany, November 26th, 1944: The Americans continued to forge deeper into Germany, the
infantry often reduced to providing support for the armored hammering of the heartland of the enemy.
On this day, the town of Frenzenberg was designated as the objective for the 47th Infantry Regiment
of the 9th Infantry Division. Company F was mounted on tanks of the 3rd Armored to strike frontally,
while Company K was to swing southeast of the town to protect the flank of the advance. The attack
got off at 1045 Hrs, but accurate long-range antitank fire halted the armor and Company F almost
immediately. However, "King" reported good progress along its route, and reached Frenzenberg at 1300
Hrs. Penetrating the outskirts, the GI's suddenly encountered devastating fire from the feudal castle
which dominated the "old town". The castle, a landmark in the region, was being held by the green troops
of the newly resuscitated 917th Parachute Regiment. And spotters in the castle towers were directing heavy
artillery fire onto the road behind Company K. The American position was untenable; it was decided to storm
and take the castle at all costs, although it was a 2nd Battalion objective. With a ringing rebel battle
cry, the survivors of "King" rose and charged across the open ground toward the castle moat.

Game Length: 11 turns

For the Americans to win they must capture the castle
For the Germans to win they must defend the castle

Americans: Squads, HMG, MMG's, BAZ's
Germans: Squads, MMG's, LMG's, MTR's, PZK's

Boards: #1, #6

Aftermath: During the thousand-yard charge, the two buildings outside the moat were cleared and the German
paratroopers holding the grounds swept away. But a fierce firefight developed between the 35 men of "King" Company
- all who remained uninjured - and the castle's defenders (approximately 70 teenaged troopers). The ancient
fortress was solidly constructed of stone and surrounded by a deep, muddy moat; the sole entrance to the castle was
beyond a draw bridge leading to a barred oaken door. PFC Sheridan, the lone surviving bazooka gunner, realized
that his weapon was the only one with sufficient punch to open a breach. With complete disregard for his own
safety, he dashed across the fire-swept outer yard to a wall that bordered the moat. There under fire from the
parapet above, Sheridan cooly fires two well-aimed rounds into the door. As the last rocket exploded, he drew
his pistol and charged across the drawbridge; the others followed him through the splintered doorway. Sheridan
was killed moments later within the castle, but the remnant of Company K now held a corner of the huge structure.
Reinforced by Company G, "King" cleared Frenzenberg Castle the next morning. PFC Sheridan was awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor, the only man of the 47th Infantry Regiment to receive this highest decoration for
valor.

Source: ASL Annual '90, SL Scenario A4, King's Castle


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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/5/2019 2:59:04 PM   
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The Professionals


Pirot, Yugoslavia, April 9th, 1941: On April 8th, the Wehrmacht erupted across the Yugoslavian borders.
Von Kliest's armor, striking along the River Nisava out of Bulgaria, swiftly drove a wedge between the
enemy "Troplica" and "Drina" divisions. The Yugoslavs repeatedly performed individual acts of heroism
- attacking the panzers with grenades and Molotov cocktails - but collectively the Yugoslavian army
was outclassed and scattered, its actions haphazard and disorganized. However, along the Nisava, the
wooden bridges were invariably in flames that first day when German troops reached them. Desperate for
bridges to link his divided command, von Kleist formed an armored advance detachment consisting of a
battalion of the 15th Panzer Regiment and two battalions of the 23rd Infantry Regiment. He ordered his
ad hoc battle group to fan out ahead of the main force and seize bridges along the river. Early the next
morning after driving through the darkness, an element under command of Major Teege reached Pirot to find
the bridge there still standing. With infantry dismounted from the tanks, he swept forward to capture it.

Game Length: 9 Turns

For the Germans to win they must neutralize the threat coming from the college as they capture the bridge.
For the Yugoslavs to win they must defend the bridge at all costs.

Germans: Squads, LMG's, AFV's
Yugoslavs: Squads (actually HS to match their stats), MMG's, DC's (in place of Molotov cocktails)

Boards: #6, #7, #11

Aftermath: The bridge lay just beyond the grounds of the Vardar Tactical Training College, a military school
of some repute. As the armor entered the grounds of the college, the lead tank was hit by shells from a pair
of Italian-made AT guns manned by students. The tank blew up, blocking the gateway. Despite the courage of the
infantry, who overran the enemy guns in the face of murderous fire, the Germans were unable to dislodge the
cadets from the main building. A stalemate developed as the cadets - armed with a variety of weapons - defended
the road to the bridge with surprising fanaticism. But they themselves were pinned down by the Germans, who
had surrounded the school buildings. It was not until the early afternoon, when more armor and another German
infantry battalion arrived to launch an assault from the north, that the surviving students surrendered. Teege's
exhausted men could finally reach the water, and they had - throughout the contest - managed to keep the bridge
intact. The professionals, though bloodied, had taught the students a lesson in tactics.

Source: ASL Annual '90, SL Scenario A5, The Professionals


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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/5/2019 3:01:41 PM   
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Stand Fast the Guards


Boulogne, France, May 23rd, 1940: An epic of disastrous proportions was looming for the BEF as
panzers near the French Channel ports. If they fell, the BEF would be bereft of supplies - and
evacuation, if the worst should come. As the Germans cut through disintegrating French divisions,
hastily made and executed plans for holding Boulogne and Calais were undertaken by the British.
To Boulogne was shipped the 20th Guards Brigade. Unfortunately, these British battalions had no
maps, wirelesses, mortars, or grenades. Undaunted, in the best of tradition, the Welsh and Irish
Guards disembarked on the 22nd of May, forcing their way through the refugees on the quay into the
streets and to the countryside beyond. But the 2nd Panzer Division, despite being delayed by air
attacks mounted by the French Naval Arm, was in sight of the towers of the city. The first clashes
were inconclusive. During the night, Guderian completed his encirclement of the port. All British
units stood to at first light, anticipating a dawn attack - but this did not develop immediately.
Instead, the Germans were occupied reducing the French garrison at Fort de la Creche, north of town.
At Last, however, the expected whirlwind struck the Irish Guards, at 0730 Hrs.

Game Length: 7.5 turns

For the Germans to win they must capture the knoll
For the British to win they must defend the high ground

Germans: Squads, MMG's LMG's, MTR's, AFV's
British: Squads, MMG, LMG, ATR's, AT Guns

Boards: #6, #11, #17

Aftermath: The attack fell most heavily upon a knoll of strategic high ground held by a platoon
under Lt. Sir John Reynolds. The Irishmen, supported by a pair of antitank guns, put up fierce
resistance. After about an hour, the AT guns had been disabled. But the Guards fought on with Bren
guns and rifles, and when the Brens' barrels warped due to the intense heat they fought with rifles
alone. For two hours they held off the German infantry and tanks, with small units continuing to reach
Reynolds throughout the morning. Yet in the end, the knoll was isolated and overrun. Still, the Guards
stood fast. Using the high ground, German tanks shelled the British positions with impunity. By noon
the Irish battalion had been whittled down to a strength of only two-and-a-half companies. In the early
afternoon, under continuous pressure, they withdrew to a perimeter near the center of Boulogne, and there
they grimly prepared to make their last stand - joined by the survivors of the Welsh Guards who had
fought their way back street by street from the east.

Source: ASL Annual '90, ASL Scenario A15, Stand Fast the Guards





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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/5/2019 3:23:20 PM   
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Thank you Sam for the two recent New Scenarios!

Regards,
John

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/5/2019 3:34:39 PM   
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Thanks, John, just trying to keep it alive.

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/5/2019 5:09:54 PM   
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Hey Sam your doing an excellent job in keeping TotH alive!

I wish I could do more to help but I'm super busy with the Campaign Series.

Cheers my friend and good talking with you!

John

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/5/2019 9:01:02 PM   
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I thought I would go for a personal record and submit three scenarios in one day.


North Bank

Oosterbeek, Holland, September 24, 1944: By Sunday, D-Day plus 7, the beleaguered British 1st Airborne
had contracted into a tight knot around the village, anchored by positions on the north bank of the Lower
Rhine. Just across the water were friendly forces, but their every attempt to reach the "Red Devils" thus
far had failed. Within the shrinking perimeter, the situation was critical; ammunition and medical supplies
were short, and for every three men fit for combat there were two seriously wounded. At 1030 Hrs, a truce
was arranged for the evacuation of British wounded into German care. Dr. Graeme Warrack and Major Egon Skalka,
a divisional medical officer who together had arranged the chivalrous operation, now coordinated the "battlefield
clearing" from der Hexenkessel of 450 wounded. No sooner was this completed, at 1700 Hrs, than the shelling
resumed. And with it came a German attack planned to push the paratroopers away from their riverfront positions
and their tenuous link with Allied troops to the south.

Game Length: 7 turns

For the Germans to win they must capture the bridgehead area
For the British to win they must defend the bridgehead until reinforcements arrive

Germans: Squads, LMG's, AFV's
British: Squads, LMG's PIAT's, AT Guns

Boards: #8, #21

Aftermath: The might of the German attack fell upon the area around the Dolderen laundry, along the perimeter held
by exhausted men of the South Staffordshire Regiment. German troops, taking advantage of the truce, had infiltrated;
and now came more panzergrenadiers with Tiger tanks in support. In the midst of the fight was "Temporary" Major Robert
Cain, attached to the South Staffordshires from his own regiment (the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) as an observer,
who had assumed command of one of the rifle companies. Over the past week, he had become something of a legend for
his personal heroism and remarkable leadership. When the whirlwind struck, Cain raced for the AT gun set up nearby; with
a single gunner as an assistant, he managed to disable one panzer. But in the process, the gun's recoil mechanism was
damaged. Taking up a PIAT, Cain continued to fight, inspiring his ad hoc command. Through the efforts of this doughty
handful of paratroopers, the German threat was again turned back. Robert Cain would later be awarded the Victoria
Cross for his actions during the Arnhem operation. But his, and the others', steadfast courage could not change the
realities of the situation. The next morning, the decision was made to withdraw the survivors of the Arnhem drop from
their bridgehead. "Market-Garden" had failed.

Source: ASL Annual '91, ASL Scenario A38, North Bank


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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/6/2019 7:55:47 AM   
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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/13/2019 6:57:31 PM   
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For those still interested, here's a night action...


Grab at Gribovo

Gribovo, Russia, January 3, 1942: In late December, while the battles for Moscow were still boiling cauldrons,
STAVKA ordered four Soviet armies to attack and destroy the German 4th Army. To assist in the action, a
tactical airdrop by Soviet paratroopers was planned to disrupt German command, communications, and logistical
systems deep in the rear. The 1st Battalion of the 201st Airborne Brigade was directed to take and hold as
possible the villages of Gribovo and Maslova astride the main road. They were also to blow up bridges over
the river Shayna in order to prevent German supplies and reinforcements from arriving at the front. Making
the airdrop at night, captain Surzhik led part of his command directly in its fall on the village of Gribovo.

Game Length: 8 turns

For the Russians to win they must capture the entire town og Gribovo
For the Germans to win they must prevent the Russians from taking the town

Russians: Squads, MMG's, LMG's, MTR, DC's
Germans: Squads, MMG, LMG's, MTR

Boards: #4, #12, #18

Aftermath: After assembling as many men as possible, Captain Surzhik led his force in driving the surprised
German troops out of the village in a sharp firefight. Deploying about half of his men around the village,
Surzhik sent another group out to destroy the nearby bridge over the Shanya. During the next few hours, the
Soviet paratroopers repulsed several attempts by the Germans to reoccupy the village. As dawn came, stronger
counterattacks were mounted by the Germans, but the Desantniki kept the road closed between Medyn and Gribovo
for several days. At last, running low on ammunition, the paratroopers began a fighting withdrawal toward the
advancing Soviet 43rd Army. On January 11, after some costly skirmishing, the cold but cheerful paratroopers
linked up with friendly forces near Kremenskoye.

Source: General Magazine, Vol 26, Number 2: ASL Scenario G10, Grab at Gribovo


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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/13/2019 9:02:48 PM   
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Thanks Hailstones! I'm always interested but unfortunately my PC rolled a "12" and failed its Mechanical Reliability Check, so I'm unable to play Toth until it comes back from the workshop.

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/13/2019 9:04:44 PM   
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By the way, thanks for one of the very rare scenarios with Soviet paratroopers.

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/13/2019 9:33:10 PM   
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I've recently read where the Soviets were the pioneers of military parachuting! Man, how could something so significant mentioned so little

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/14/2019 12:41:26 AM   
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Somewhere in the Net I found an interesting document by David Glantz about the Soviet airborne forces. Besides being an interesting reading it includes descriptions of several engagements that can be turned into ToTH scenarios.

I will try to retrieve the link.

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/14/2019 3:31:12 PM   
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Just to stir things up...

Recon in Force

Porto Empedocle, Sicily, July 16, 1943: As the Allied beachhead in Sicily expanded, the impatient
General Patton demanded better facilities for supplying his troops. Under orders not to launch
an offensive, Patton hit upon the subterfuge of calling his advance a "Reconnaissance in Force."
Pushing up from Gela, the job of seizing the docks at Porto Empedocle fell to the 3rd Ranger Battalion,
even as the U.S. 7th Infantry Division seized the high ground to the west. Stepping off when darkness
fell, an all-night advance - which brought three brief firefights - saw the Rangers near the town at dawn.
After a short rest, the Rangers pushed over several small hills until they looked down over the port
and the sea to the South. In an almond grove a mile north of town, Col. Dammer split his force and
launched a two-prong attack along two parallel avenues.

Game Length: 7 turns

For the Americans to win they must capture two main buildings in the town
For the Germans to win they must defend the buildings

Americans: Squads, HMG, MMG's, BAZ's, MTR's
Germans: Squads, MMG's, LMG's, AA Guns

Boards: #21, #22

Aftermath: The attack began in 1420 Hrs. The three Ranger companies in the west group were stopped by stubborn
resistance from German troops manning coastal defenses and anti-aircraft positions. Determined fire from a walled
cemetery stymied any movement. But Dammer's men in the east continued to make headway. While one company
covered their rear and left, the other two overcame the mild Italian resistance and moved into the town toward the dock
area. The Germans surrounded on three sides, realized the futility of their position. By 1600 Hrs, the fight was
over and the Rangers had captured or killed 657 Italians and 91 Germans, almost twice the battalion's own number
of soldiers.

Source: General Magazine, Volume 25, Number 5, ASL Scenario G8, Recon in Force

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/14/2019 3:40:30 PM   
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This one is shaken, not stirred...


GOYA

Rochelinval, Belgium, January 7, 1945: Lt-Colonel Wood Joerg's independent 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion
was a veteran airborne unit, whose distinctive patch emblazoned with the acronym "GOYA" (for "Get Off Your Ass")
embodied the independent and irreverent attitude of its members. In mid-December, the battalion found itself pulled
from Laon where it was recuperating from the invasion of southern France and thrown into battle raging in the Ardennes.
From the 21st of December through the 6th of January, men of the battalion weathered "no sleep, frozen feet, knee-deep
snow, cold food and hallucinations" in the dense forests while fighting alongside the 82nd Airborne Division.
Despite privations and heavy casualties, the 551st was victorious in a number of battles for hamlets and villages east
of Trois Points. They considered themselves lucky. On January 7th, however, tragedy struck. The battalion now down to
but 250 men, was ordered to take Rochelinval, a crossing point of the Salm River. The defending troops of the 183rd
Volksgrenadeir Regiment was known to be backed up by a flak regiment and a battalion of 105mm howitzers. The half-
mile of open ground to be crossed to reach the buildings was covered with over a foot of snow. Colonel Joerg waited in
in vain for the promised artillery preperation. When it had failed to materialize by dawn, he asked for a delay until
the following night, but was forced by his superiors to order his men into what would later be reported as a "suicide
attack". With only a few 81mm mortars to provide covering fire, Joerg himself led his proud paratroopers out of the
cover of the woods into the field before Rochelinval.

Game Length: 8 Turns

For the Americans to win they must capture the school building and the church
For the Germans to win they must defend Rochelinval from the Americans

Americans: Squads, MMG's, BAZ's, MTR's
Germans: Squads, HMG, MMG's, LMG's

Boards: #16, #23, #39

Aftermath: With a great shout of their impudent battlecry, the entire body of the 551st charged out of the woods, down
a slope and into the snow-covered field. The Volksgrenadeirs were fully awake by this time and had taken up positions
behind a long rock wall and in the upper levels of buildings that overlooked the Americans' route. Automatic fire swept
across the paratroopers, who were spread out in a skirmish line that stretched from one end of the wide field to the
other. Although many fell, and a few stopped to return fire, the rest of the Americans swept across the half mile, over
the wall and into the village itself, where a bitter close-quarter battle erupted that lasted for the better part of an
hour. With tha fall of the school and the church, two dominating stone structures, the fight was over. When it ended, the
551st held Rochelinval and had taken some 400 Germans, prisoner. But the cost had been devastating. Scarcely 100 were
still on their feet at the end of the day; Colonel Joerg himself had been killed instantly when an enemy shell exploded
nearby (Major William Holm assumed command). After repulsing a counterattack the next day, the exhausted survivors of the
independent battalion were relieved and pulled back to Juslenville for rest and refit. But on February 10th, the final
blow came. That day, a SHAEF directive disbanded the gallant unit, ordering the remaining few men and officers to be used
as replacements in the 82nd Airborne.

Source: General Magazine, Volume 29, Number 2, ASL Scenario G18, GOYA



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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/14/2019 5:08:34 PM   
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It's true. The Russians were the first to invent and implement paratroop forces (in the early 1920's I believe); however, they never employed it in mass force the way the Allies and Germans did. Instead, they were only used in small force actions like the scenario just posted. That plus, of course, the Communists didn't exactly make themselves popular after the war, so any such achievements weren't particularly lauded by their former allies whom they had turned on and made enemies of.

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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/15/2019 11:21:49 PM   
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Hunters from the Sky

Near Hamminkeln, Germany, March 24, 1945: "Operation Varsity", the airborne phase of the Allies' northern
Rhine crossing was to be the last airborne assault of the war. Artillery units and fighter-bombers pounded
the German gun positions in the vicinity of the drop zones - lifting just prior to the arrival of the first
flight of transport planes. The 17th Airborne Division's first regiment to drop had little problem from the
ground fire, arriving so close behind the Allied bombardment phase. But the second regiment, the 513th Parachute,
was not so fortunate. With the Germans no longer deterred by the bombing, the paratroopers received heavy small-
arms and anti-aircraft fire as they fell to the ground.

Game Length: 6 turns

For the Americans to win they must capture two of the six assembly points
For the Germans to win they must prevent the paratroopers from assembling

Americans: Squads, BAZ's, MTR
Germans: Squads, LMG's, AA Guns, AFV

Boards: #2, #4, #5

Aftermath: After a short but sharp firefight, the paratroopers of the 513th Regiment were able to get the upper
hand and finally assemble in their battalions. With the regiment in order, the objectives for the first day were
all seized and link-up was made by nightfall with the British ground troops across the Rhine River.

Source: General Magazine, Volume 28, Number 2, ASL Scenario T12, Hunters from the Sky


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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/18/2019 3:59:08 AM   
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The Attempt to Relieve Peiper

South of Trois Ponts, Belgium, December 21, 1944: The key to the German Ardennes offensive lay with a quick
breakthrough and deep penetration. In the north, the success of any breakthrough rested upon Colonel Peiper's
kampfgruppe from the 1st SS-Panzer Division. But the quick victories which had taken Peiper so close to the
Meuse River bridges also left his force in a position of danger. The kampfgruppe had outraced most of its
follow-up units and had completely run out of fuel. The "back door" to Peiper had not been kept open. On the
morning of the 21st, SS-Oberfuhrer Wilhem Mohnke, commander of the 1st SS-Panzer Division, collected the
remaining assault elements and launched an attack in an effort to reach Peiper's stalled kampfgruppe. The main
German thrust came at a point south of Trois Ponts on the Salm River. There, a company of the 82nd Airborne
Division had established a small bridgehead on the cliffs across the river.

Game Length: 10 Turns

For the Germans to win they must exit units to relieve Peiper
For the Americans to win they must prevent the Germans from establishing a supply line to Peiper

Germans: Squads, MMG's, LMG's, AFV's
Americans: Squads, HMG, MMG, BAZ's, Radio

Boards: #2, #5

Aftermath: In the morning hours, local civilians had informed the American patrols of German tanks and infantry
assembling around Wanne. Just before noon, a company of grenadiers supported by self-propelled guns appeared
along a road which ran past the rise held by the paratroopers. Infantry teams equipped with bazookas knocked out
the assault guns as they approached, but sustained heavy losses themselves. Finally, artillery support - called
in from positions west of the river - disrupted the German advance. Further attempts continued in an effort to
relieve Peiper, but each met with little or no success. On December 24th, Peiper's men, leaving all their vehicles
in the pocket, escaped on foot and on Christmas morning rejoined the rest of the 1st SS-Panzer Division south of
Stavelot.

Source: General Magazine, Volume 28, Number 2, ASL Scenario T11, The Attempt to Relieve Peiper

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Here we go again...


The Niscemi-Biscari Highway

Northwest of Biscari, Sicily, July 10, 1943: During the initial invasion of Sicily, many American
parachute units were given the task of blocking German movement towards the landing beaches.
One such, the 3rd Battalion of the 504th Parachute Regiment, landed two miles northwest of Biscari.
After gathering as many of the scattered troopers as possible, the understrength battalion moved
out toward the town of Niscemi. As they approached the Niscemi-Biscari highway, they encountered
and captured two Italian anti-tank guns. With the newly acquired guns to bolster their defenses,
the paratroopers dug in on positions covering the main highway.

Game Length: 8 Turns

For the Germans to win they must remove the American Paratroopers from the highway
For the Americans to win they must prevent the Germans from using the highway

Germans: Squads, MMG, LMG's AFV
Americans: Squads, BAZ's, AT Guns

Boards: #4, #5

Aftermath: Not long after the Americans had finished laying mines, a German column approached, composed
of mixed elements of the Hermann Goring Division. Caught by surprise initially, the Germans soon re-
covered and pressed the attack. But, the German troops never fully regrouped, and the stiff resistance
shown by the paratroopers proved too much for the Germans to breakthrough. With their limited armor
support destroyed, the landsers finally broke and dispensed. In repeated efforts such as this, the
American paratroopers were able to harass and block German reinforcements from reaching the invasion
beaches.

Source: General magazine, Volume 28, Number 1, ASL Scenario T9, The Niscemi-Biscari Highway


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Tettau's Attack

West of Arnhem, Holland, September 18, 1944: The Germans responded quickly to the British
presence at Arnhem. Walter Harzer's 9th SS Panzer "Hohenstaufen" Division was ordered to mop
up the paratroopers west and north of the town. And the commander of the Netherlands,
General Christiansen, was directed to send in his rag-tag forces - a mixture of static
defense and training battalions - under command of Lt. General Hans Von Tettau to aid the
"Hohenstaufen" by threatening to overrun the British drop zones. British Brigadier Philips Hicks
and his 1st Airlanding Brigade happened to have the unglamorous task of defending these LZ's,
which Shawn Hackett's 4th Parachute Brigade and resupply missions were to make use of through
the following days. That first night, the King's Own Scottish Borderers staved off a series of
uncoordinated attacks as the motley collection under von Tettau's command harassed the perimeter.
As dawn came on the second day of the battle, yet another attack - this one overseen by von Tettau
himself - sought to collapse the Red Devil's flank.

Game length: 10 turns

For the Germans to win they must exit troops to reach Arnhem
For the British to win they must defend the drop zones

Germans: Squads, MMG, LMG's
British: Squads, MMG, LMG's

Boards: #17

Aftermath: Neither Hicks, nor his officers, nor his men, had managed more than two hours sleep.
Yet they soldiered on. The Germans first tried setting a patch of woods afire in the hopes of burning
out the British defenders. But the Red Devils responded by slipping in behind the enemy, and with
fixed bayonets routed them. This was followed immediately by a frontal assault on another nearby
portion of the perimeter, one that was turned back only through the heroic actions of a lone machine-
gun crew composed of some glider pilots. With that, the last concerted German attack of the day on
the landing zones west of Arnhem collapsed, although skirmishing continued through another long
afternoon and night. But Hick's continuing fear was the impending arrival of German armor to drive
him off the exposed drop zones. Yet he had no other option but to hold until relieved, or until the
British reinforcements and supplies were safely down.

Source: ASL Annual '91 magazine, ASL Scenario A33, Tettau's Attack


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RE: Submitted Scenarios - 7/21/2019 8:22:53 PM   
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A View from the Top

Southwest of Bologna, Italy, February 23, 1945: As a prelude to the final offensive in Italy,
it was vital that "Riva Ridge", a series of four peaks dominating Route 64 between Vergato and
the city of Bologna, be cleared. Following successes on Mount Belvedere and Mount Gorgolesco,
taken by coup-de-main on the 19th, U.S. 10th Mountain Division was ordered to press its luck and
storm Mount Torraccia. But here the German resistance stiffened. After several days of heavy fighting,
the 85th Mountain Infantry was unable to dislodge the emplaced defenders on the hill-top. The 2nd
Battalion, which has been pinned down 400 yards short of the summit, was withdrawn after having suffered
over 400 casualties. General Truscott, in command of the 5th Army, demanded the peak be attacked again
and promised air support for the next attempt. On the morning of the 23rd, the 3/86th was committed from
divisional reserve.

Game Length: 8.5 turns

For the Americans to win they must capture the hilltop of the Riva Ridge
For the Germans to win they must defend the summit

Americans: Squads, HMG, MMG's, BAZ's, MTR, Radio
Germans: Squads, HMG, MMG, LMG's

Boards: #15, #25

Aftermath: Truscott made good on his promise, as Allied fighter-bombers struck the German positions
atop Torraccia at dawn and continued their attacks throughout the morning's battle. Although the
3rd Battalion moved quickly across the saddle between the peaks on Riva Ridge under cover of the air
bombardment and strafing, heavy German fire slowed its further progress. For a time, it appeared that
the attack would falter completely. But the German division was not as well-armed as others in the line,
several key machinegun positions were destroyed by the bombing, and his own growing casualties took a
toll. Persistent efforts on the part of the American officers got the GI's to move forward right into
the zone of the air attack. by mid-afternoon, a company had managed to fight its way to the top and
capture the German command post on the summit. Resistance collapsed. With the Riva Ridge in American
hands, a wedge had been driven into the Gothic Line. The April offensive would see the Allies break into
the plain beyond.

Source: General magazine, Volume 27, Number 5, ASL Scenario G13, A View from the Top


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