From: United States
For those who have served on this Veteran's Day...
Aachen, Germany, October 14, 1944: "In the early stages of the American attack upon the
first German city to be reached by the Allied forces, two battalions of the 26th Infantry
Division were tasked to force their way into the city from the southeast. Two companies of
the 2nd Battalion, clearing the city block by block, met the strongpoint at St. Elizabeth's
Church, guarding the edge of Farwick Park and the Palace Hotel beyond that contained the
German headquarters. Augmented by the battalion's light and heavy machine-guns firing up the
streets, shelling usually drove the Germans into the cellars where the infantry stormed them
from behind a barrage of hand grenades. Whenever the enemy proved particularly tenacious, the
riflemen used other weapons at their disposal, including demolitions and flamethrowers. After
a few bitter experiences in which the Germans bypassed in cellars and storm sewers emerged in
the rear of the attackers, the riflemen soon learned that speed was less important than pertinacity."
(Excerpt from the book: 'The Seigfried Line Campaign' by Charles B. McDonald)
Game Length: 8 turns
For the Americans to win they must capture two buildings from the German defenders
For the Germans to win they must defend the building strongpoints
Americans: Squads, MMG's, FT's, DC's, BAZ's, ART Gun
Germans: Squads, HMG, MMG, LMG's
Aftermath: Early on October 14th, when two companies combined to overrun the strongpoint at
St. Elizabeth's Church, the momentum of the attack carried one of the companies a few hundred
yards past the church and into Farwick Park, the big park surrounding the Kurhaus and Palast-Hotel
Quellenof. Yet this company's hold was tenuous at best, for the rest of the Battalion still was
occupied in the buildings on the approaches to the park.
Source: Scenario AY04-T (B060727), Aachen Redoubt
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