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149 Kelly´s Heroes

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The American force has discovered the location of a horde of gold bars in a chateau behind enemy lines.
They have broken through and are on the outskirts of the chateau which is guarded by a small enemy garrison. In order to breakthrough enemy lines the whereabouts of the chateau and its gold have been revealed to amongst others the Division commander who is hot on the trail to seize a share.

 

  American German
Division 1

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

1 Sherman Tank
1 GMC CCKW 353 Truck

1x Engineer
1x AntiTank

4 Squad Bases
- 10 Regular Infantry
- 3 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

1 Tiger I

1x Engineer

Division 2

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Strategy Decks Command 1 Morale 1
Starting Strategy Cards 2 1
Starting Command Points 2 0
Operations Cards 004 Double Time
011 Elite Tank Crew
012 Massive Confusion
Deployment Zone Any full hex on edge of board on tiles 10A, 8B and 6A. Squads: anywhere on tiles 9A and 11A.
Tiger: starts in courtyard hex on 9A (next to building).
Starting Initiative Initiative Token Set up first.
Objective

The American objective is to enter the chateau from the courtyard hex within the time limit.

The Americans win if either a) they have eliminated all German forces bar the Tiger by the end of turn 6 and the GMC truck remains operational and there is at least one American unit in the courtyard hex (with the 3 command pts) on Tile 9A or b) if the above conditions are not met in respect of the German forces condition, the Americans can still win if all German forces are eliminated by the end of turn 7.

Thus either way the Americans need the truck working and a unit in the courtyard hex at the end of turn 6 or 7. The Americans can therefore avoid trying to take out the Tiger if they can still eliminate the remaining Germans by end of turn 6.

The Germans in any event win if any infantry squad holds out until the end of Round 7.

Failure to secure the objective within 7 rounds represents time running out for the Americans to access the gold and load it up on the truck before fleeing before the reinforcements arrive.

Rounds 7
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements - -
Special Rules

Due to the reinforcements made to the building and the haste the Americans need to have, the 'chateau' building is not accessible to them except via courtyard hex.

The Germans forces have orders not to enter the main chateau building hex in the centre - the Germans are unaware of what they are guarding.

Terrain Features

The streams are deep.

 

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

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alecrespi replied the topic: #587 1 year 2 weeks ago
Spotted an error in starting units so I've added 2 Regular Infantry on both American and German Division 1s.

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