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156 Mind the Gap!

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A small German detachment is guarding one of the few servicable roads in the area. The order to pull out has just come in. The only task left is to mine the road, then they can withdraw. The mines have already been prepared, all the engineers have to do is to finish the minefields. Everyone else is busy packing and loading the vehicles. Suddenly, the sentries sound the alarm. The Americans have arrived earlier than expected...


  American German
Division 1

12 Squad Bases
- 29 Regular Infantry
- 6 Elite Infantry
- 3 Officer
- 4 Mortar Crew
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

6 Sherman Tank
3 M3A1 Half Track
3 GMC CCKW 353 Truck

1x Medic
1x Flamethrower
1x AntiTank

10 Squad Bases
- 21 Regular Infantry
- 5 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officer
- 2 Mortar Crew
- 4 Machine Gun Crew

1 Tiger I
3 SdKfz 251 Half Track
4 Opel Blitz Truck

1x Medic
4x Engineer
3x Concealed Concealed

Division 2

12 Squad Bases
- 25 Regular Infantry
- 6 Elite Infantry
- 3 Officer
- 2 Mortar Crew
- 5 Machine Gun Crew

6 Sherman Tank
3 M3A1 Half Track
3 GMC CCKW 353 Truck

2x Engineer
1x Flamethrower

4 Squad Bases
- 8 Regular Infantry
- 7 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer

5 Panzer IV Tank
3 SdKfz 251 Half Track
1 Opel Blitz Truck

1x Medic
2x AntiTank
1x Concealed Concealed

Strategy Decks American Reinforcements 1
Command 1
Supply 1
German Reinforcements 1
Ground Support 1
Morale 1
Starting Strategy Cards 3 3
Operations Cards - Merciless Assualt
- Clear Mines
- Double Time
- Inspiring Leadership
- Lay Smoke
- Tank Ace
- Desperate Defenders
- Elite Tank Crew
- Lay Razor Wire
Deployment Zone Any green-shaded hex Any gray-shaded hex and any pillbox or entrenchment. Only squads and not more than six squads may be placed in entrenchments and pillboxes at set-up.
Starting Initiative   Initiative Token
Objective The American player wins by preventing that. The German player wins by placing minefields in all hexes with victory point markers.
Rounds 15
Actions per turn 4 3
Reinforcements - -
Special Rules -

The German combat engineers have the "Lay Mines" special ability. If a combat engineer squad spends an action in a hex and rolls 4 or higher, place a minefield marker in that hex.

The Tank Ace is in the Tiger tank.

Terrain Features The small river is flooded.


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


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