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005 Stavelot Express

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On December 17th. Lt. Col. Jochen Pelper of the 1st SS Panzer Division hroke through the American lines and surfed his race to the Meuse River. By 1600 hours his advance units reached the outskirts of Stavelot The town was jammed with supply trucks tilting desperately to flee when Peiper's tanks started shelling the town.
At dawn on the 18th. after penetrating the U.S. anti-tank defenses. Peiper's armored units mow through the town and seize the bridge. The Americans withdraw. but not before the 526th Armored Infantry Battalion is able to blow up the fuel dump that is %fro! to Peiper's adwmce.


  American German
Division 1

7 Squad Bases
- 23 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 2 Mortar Crews

6 GMC CCKW 353s

4x AntiTank
3x Concealed Concealed

4 Tiger Is

6 Panzer IVs

2 Opel Blitzes

Division 2

8 Squad Bases
- 25 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 3 Machine Gun Crews

4 M3A1 Half-Tracks

2x Engineer
1x Medic
1x Concealed Concealed

6 Squad Bases
- 4 Regular Infantry
- 12 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officers
- 3 Machine Gun Crews

6 SdKfz 251 Half-Tracks

Strategy Decks Supply 1
Morale 1
Ground Support 1
Command 1
Starting Strategy Cards 3 3   Also, the Germans start with the "Rapid Mobilization" card from the Command 1 deck face up in their play area.

Operations Cards 008 Lay Smoke
002 Heavy Fog (shared)
013 Desperate Defenders
052 Lay Mines
009 Tank Ace
002 Heavy Fog (shared)
Deployment Zone Division 1: maps 1A, 3A and 2A.
Division 2: maps 8A, 10B and 11A.
Any hex with a gray border.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  

The nation with the most VPs at the end of game round 7 wins.

  • Each GMC CCKW 353 that exits the board from one of the blue shaded hexes on maps 9B,4A, or 8A scores 2 VPs.
  • Each M3A1 Half-Track exited after game round 3 scores 1 VP each
  • 1 VP per destroyed or heavily damaged German Tank
    See - Scenario Details" on the next page for additional VP information.

The nation with the most VPs at the end of game round 7 wins.

  • Each tank that exits the board from one of the blue shaded hexes on maps 9B, 4A, or 8A scores 2 VPs. The Germans must exit a minimum of 5 VPs in units, and 4 of those VPs must be tanks.
  • Each SdKfz 251 half-track that exits the board from one of the blue shaded hexes on maps 98, 4A, or 8A scores I VP.
  • Each Opel Blitz is worth I VP when it exits any of the blue hexes on 98,4A, or 8A. Each is worth 3VP if it reaches the VP marker on 108 by game round 6. but only I "11 VP each if arriving in game round 7.
Rounds 7
Actions per turn 3 3

The Americans receive the following reinforcements during the Status Phase of round 3:

2 M-10 Tank Destroyers

Special Rules
  • American Trucks may not move until round 3.
  • At the end of the Status Phase of round 3, remove the "Heavy Fog" Operations card.
  • The blue shaded hexes represent exit points for the retreating American transports and the advancing German armored forces. A vehicle on a blue shaded hex must spend 1 movement point to exit the board.
  • Engineer units only need to spend 1 movement point to place a smoke marker in their hex (instead of 2 movement points indicauxi by the card).
Terrain Features • 4 Entrenchments
• 3 Tank Traps
• Americans may place the above obstacles anywhere in their deployment zone.
• The stream is Flooded.


Tags: American Army, German Army, Complexity: High, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1944, Version: FFG


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alecrespi replied the topic: #702 1 year 1 week ago
Posting here some comments found online.
  • The Germans are the unstoppable force. Fix: shorten by 1-2 turns the scenario to press the Germans and not let them fire except on the move, or ignore the concussive rule (+ 3 vs buildings). 
  • The Germans have the advantage but it is winnable for the Americans. The more experienced or better player should definitely play the Americans. (
  • The Germans need to press ahead as quickly as possible to maximise their VP count.
  • It's important for the Americans to abandon any idea of a front line, they need to defend in depth using their anti-tank squads to scavenge among the lighter German armour. 
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alecrespi replied the topic: #563 1 year 4 months ago
I cannot see any reinforcement hexes on the map.
Where do american reinforcements come from?

OK, I've just found the answer on BGG.
American Reinforcements enters from the blue hexes!

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