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152 Shadow of the Fallen - The Hürtgen Forest I

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Original Title: La Sombra de los Caidos - El bosque de Hürtgen I

On September 10, 1944, the first allied patrol crossed the border south of Aachen in the front that lined parallel to the Siegfried Line. Facing the US forces appeared a forest belt, the Hürtgenwald, who was part of the German line of defense. Three days later, on September 13, the US forces launched their attack through the tangle Hürtgen forest.
In the forest of Hürtgen, the Germans prepared what would be the greater hell for the allies, in addition to having to progress hard pains for a land that was theirs all unfavorable and lacked military importance. Mine antitank and antipersonnel, artillery prefixed, ditches, bunkers, posts of machine guns ...
After waiting 3 days entrenched in the wells of shooter, supported by the recent (though decimated) 3ª Division Armored, the 83ªth Infantry was prepares for the assault on Aachen ...


  American German
Division 1

8 Squad Bases
- 20 Regular Infantry
- 9 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

2x Medic
2x Engineer
1x AntiTank

1 GMC CCKW 353

4 Squad Bases
- 12 Regular Infantry
- 2 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officer

1x Engineer
1x AntiTank
1x Concealed Concealed


Division 2

3 Squad Bases
- 11 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer

1x AntiTank

7 Sherman Tanks
2 M3A1 HAlftrack
2 GMC CCKW 353

4 Squad Bases
- 4 Machine Gun Crew
- 4 Mortar Crew

2 Panzer IV
1 Tiger I
1 SdKfz 251


Strategy Decks Command 1
Ground Support 1
Supply 1
Artillery 1
Morale 1
Starting Strategy Cards 2 3
The German player can choose between the letter "Artillery Offensive" and "Download of Maximum Priority "of the Artillery deck II, and place it from the beginning in its headquarters.
Operations Cards Clear Mines Camouflage
Deployment Zone Any green hexes. Division 1: any hexagon of maps 1A, 11A, 6B and 3A.
Division 2: any hexagon of maps 6B and 1A.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  
Objective The goal of Americans is disarm the headquarters (all three hexagons with the indicator of target) German. To do this they must or well occupy it for a turn by an infantry platoon, or cause with an armored 6 damage o more about the building. The damage of the armored is cumulative.
In addition, Americans must finish off at least 3 vehicles Germans.
The Germans must prevent the achievement of the objective by the allies for 10 turns.
Rounds 10
Actions per turn 4 4

Round 3 (Status)
2 squad bases
- 8 Regular Infantry

Round 6 (Status)
2 squad bases
- 8 Regular Infantry

Round 8 (Status)
2 squad bases
- 8 Regular Infantry

Special Rules - The German player can aim at secret 5 hexagons in which there are minefields, noting secretly in what hexagons of the highlighted in gray are the mine. When a unit American enters into that hexagon, the tab of "Minefield" and your will apply effects normally.
From turn 4, the Americans acquire the letter "Moral for the Soils" of the letters of Operations.
Terrain Features The snowy forest of Hürtgen confers -1 of motion to all vehicles, except by road.


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


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