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224 The Last Patrol

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February 19, 1945: In the movie Band of Brothers depicting the actions of the 502nd Infantry Parachute Regiment, Easy Company arrives in the Alsacian town of Haguenau near the German border, and is ordered to send a patrol across the river to take enemy prisoners. Lt. Jones (Colin Hanks), fresh from West Point and eager for combat experience, volunteers to lead. While successful, the mission costs another paratrooper's life, prompting Winters (Damian Lewis) to ignore the order to send a second patrol the next night.

 

  American German
Division 1

2 Squad Bases
- 6 Regular Infantry
- 1 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer

1 M3A1 Half Track

1x Medic
1x Concealed Concealed

3 Squad Bases
- 9 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
Division 2

2 Squad Bases
- 6 Regular Infantry
- 1 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer

1 M3A1 Half Track

1x Medic
1x Concealed Concealed

3 Squad Bases
- 10 Regular Infantry
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
Strategy Decks Morale 1 Ground Support 1
Starting Strategy Cards 3 3
Operations Cards - Seize The Initative - Massive Confusion
Deployment Zone any of the green bordered hexes south of the river. Any of the hexes in Map 11A.
German squads may not be placed on opportunity fire during Set Up.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token Setup First.
Objective The Americans win if they capture at least one German figure and return with it across the river. The Germans win if they prevent the Americans from accomplishing their objective before the end of Turn 5.
Rounds 5
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements - -
Special Rules

An American squad with captured German figures may remove those figures as casualties instead of Americans.

NOTE TO AMERICAN PLAYER:
German squads routed out of play as a result of suppressive fire DO NOT count as having been captured.

Disrupted and Pinned tokens are not removed from German squads during the Status Phase if the squad is adjacent to an American squad or vehicle, even if an officer is present. All other benefits of having an officer still apply.

Special Rules Night Mission - until the end of Turn 3 all ranges are halved (rounding down) to a minimum of 1.
Modified British Halftracks Water Buffalo - The movement rate of American halftracks is reduced to 6 instead of 7. American Halftracks may carry 2 squads instead of 1. The Water Buffalo halftracks may end their movement on the River however if a halftrack is heavily damaged while on a river hex it is destroyed.
Captured - In order to capture a German squad it must be disrupted.
Any non-disrupted American squad or non-heavily damaged vehicle that is adjacent to a disrupted German squad at the start of the Status Phase may capture the squad.
A vehicle adjacent to a disrupted German squad at the start of the Status Phase may capture the squad by simply placing the squad base off board on a numbered transport token and placing the corresponding numbered rectangle transport token under the vehicle. If a vehicle becomes heavily damaged while transporting a captured German squad the German squad immediately exits the vehicle and is placed in an adjacent hex (German player may choose). It remains disrupted however.
If captured by an American infantry squad the American squad may place any number of figures it wishes from the German squad base on any empty slot on its squad base. If there are not empty slots on its squad base or not enough empty slots for the number of figures it wishes to capture the American squad must remove a number of figures equal to the number of figures it wishes to capture from the disrupted German base and replace those figures with the German figures. At least one American figure must remain on the squad base with the German figures.
Any removed American figures may be transferred to another eligible American squad as a squad transfer during the squad transfer stage of the Status Phase. If there are no eligible American squads to transfer the figures to they are removed from play.
Any German figures not removed from the disrupted base remain on their own base and remain in play but are still subject to capture by other American squads while they remain disrupted.
Terrain Features The River is Flooded and cannot be crossed by Infantry.
The American halftracks represent British LVT-4 Water Buffaloes and may enter a river hex at a cost of 4 movement points.

 

Tags: American Army, German Army, Complexity: High, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1945

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