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164 New Player Scenario 2 - Vehicles

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Victory Results:
 100 %
Record a victory for ALLIES ARMY  0 %
Total plays 1 - Last reported by pino on 2022-02-07 23:34:25

The German forces patrol the road on 3A and 10A to protect supply lines. A small American force has been ordered to eliminate the German patrol.

 

  American German
Division 1

1 Squad Bases
- 4 Regular Infantry

1 M3A1 Half Track
1 Sherman Tank

1 Squad Bases
- 4 Regular Infantry

1 Panzer IV Tank
1 SdKfz 251 Half Track

Division 2

1 Squad Bases
- 3 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer

1 Sherman Tank

1 Squad Bases
- 3 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer

1 Panzer IV Tank

Strategy Decks Morale 1 Command 1 (Remove the Major Offensive card )
Starting Strategy Cards 2 2
Operations Cards - Elite Tank Crew -
Deployment Zone Any blue shaded hexes on maps 3A or 11B. Any hex with a road on map board 10A.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  
Objective Each side gets one victory point for each enemy squad destroyed and two points for each enemy vehicle destroyed. A tie goes to the Germans.
Rounds 4
Actions per turn 2 2
Reinforcements - -
Special Rules - -

 

There are no special rules. The purpose of this scenario is to learn the use of vehicles. Some things that people sometimes forget:

  • Units have different range and firepower depending on whether the target is a vehicle or infantry
  • Tanks add 3 dice when attacking units in buildings
  • Tanks can Overrun infantry units, pinning them
  • Half-tracks and trucks are fatigued if lightly damages by op fire, but tanks are not.

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

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alecrespi replied the topic: #782 9 months 3 weeks ago
This scenario is only useful for teaching the game to novice players. Obviously the novice must keep the Germans.
The 1: 1 ratio between Panzer IV and Sherman is completely skewed in favor of the Germans.

We played other scenarios where the ratio was 2: 3 and they were fun but still tipped in favor of the Germans.

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The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield. We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat! (April 22nd, 1944)
German General Erwin Rommel