Americans steam roller everything (help)

Decisive Campaigns: Ardennes Offensive is the fourth wargame in the Decisive Campaign series. Covering the battles in the Ardennes between December 1944 and January 1945, it brings to life Operational wargaming by lowering the scale to just above tactical level.

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Americans steam roller everything (help)

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Im playing as Nazis and trying to blow all the bridges in the first scenario where you have to hold bitburg, americans have tons of armor and bazooka. I use all the Stug cards to no avail, anyone got any tips?
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Im playing as Nazis and trying to blow all the bridges in the first scenario where you have to hold bitburg, americans have tons of armor and bazooka. I use all the Stug cards to no avail, anyone got any tips?
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Hello okeefe

I've played this scenario a few times and I have struggled as well.

I initially played as the US and found it to be quite easy, but even with this knowledge I found it difficult to stop the US assault when playing the Axis.

You might want to try it from the US perspective as it shows their weaknesses and stengths.

Remember to use your PP for the cheap reinforcements, block the Sauer river bridge near Ecternacht and I found Mettendorf to be key to victory. Blow the three bridges between Mettendorf and Enzen if you can.

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Slight correction: You are playing the Germans, which is something entirely different from the Nazis.
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RE: Americans steam roller everything (help)

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Thanks for the replies. Playing defensive is what was causing me to lose. The blue units at the bottom are weak and can't blow a bridge so just let them sit and block. Move everything at the top across and to the left, including the main HQ everything. Buy 1 volksgrender put at the bottom for bridge blowing. Then get a bunch of Panzer 4 top left and used range attacks, you can pretty much push them all the way back to the start. They will regroup but they dont have enough time to get back up.
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