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107 Battle of St Lo

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Victory Results:
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Record a victory for ALLIES ARMY  50 %
Total plays 2 - Last reported by alecrespi on 2021-11-23 00:20:14

On the early morning of July 17 1944, the 29th infantry took the high ground to the North of St Lo. Major Tom Howie led the 3rd Battalion of the 116th Regiment to the road that led into St Lo. Before they could come down the road into town, the Germans started shelling them with a mortar barrage.
Major Howie, who had instructed his men to close to use bayonets and hand grenades, was killed in the opening barrage. Captain Puntenney took over and called for artillery and fighter bomber attacks on the city, where the Germans had taken refuge.German troops rained mortar fire from the cemetary. Finally American tanks had come in and shot up the German troops so badly, that the rest left the town to the 29th.

"Keep going, no matter what"
Major Tom Howie to his men

 

  American German
Division 1

3 Squad Bases
- 6 Regular Infantry
- 3 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Mortar Crew

1x Medic
1x Flamethrower

4 Squad Bases
- 10 Regular Infantry
- 2 Officer
- 2 Machine Gun Crew

1x Medic

Division 2

4 Squad Bases
- 11 Regular Infantry
- 2 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

1x Engineer
1x Flamethrower

4 Squad Bases
- 9 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 2 Mortar Crew

2x Concealed Concealed

Strategy Decks Artillery 2 Command 1
Starting Strategy Cards 2 2
Operations Cards - -
Deployment Zone Division 1: dark green hexes on maps 5B and 12B.
Division 2: light green hexes on map 5B.
Division 1: dark gray hexes on maps 28B and 11A.
Division 2: light gray hexes on map 28B.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  
Objective
  • Major American Victory: The Americans need to take the high ground and the town of St Lo by the end of the 5th round.
  • Minor American Victory: The Americans take one, but not the other objective.
  • Major German Victory: The Germans keep both objectives.
Rounds 5
Actions per turn 3 2
Reinforcements Round 2 (status phase)
2 Sherman tanks
2 M-10 tank destroyers
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Special Rules The buildings with the small yellow hexes are destroyed and are played as rubble.

 

Tags: American Army, German Army, Complexity: Low, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1944

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