DWAC-Pac Scenario 4 : La Mare

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DWAC-Pac Scenario 4 : La Mare

Postby Koz » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:46 pm

Second Big map Scenario. More to come.
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Re: DWAC-Pac Scenario 4 : La Mare

Postby Koz » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:21 am

New edits in red.

Here is the OOB and notes for the 2nd scenario. Should I post these here or go back to the mailing list like earlier?

Scenario picture
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-A-StLo/img/USA-A-StLo-p30a.jpg

July 13, 1944

Driving towards St Lo, the 35th Infantry Division pushed up the East banks of the Vire River. After clearing out the farm complex at La Petite Ferme, the 2nd Battalion attacked along a draw on the west side of the La Mare - Le Carillion Nose. On the west side of the stream, Company E drew the task of securing the Hamlet of La Mare. In support was the 737th Tank Battalion and and platoon heavy machine guns and 81mm mortars.


AFTERMATH:
Facing the 137th were elements of the 897th Regiment of Kampfgruppe Kentner. Hidden behind wire and minefields, and supported by mortar fire from the nose and 88's in the bocage, the defenders extracted a heavy price on the advancing Americans. Reaching La Mare, the GIs were forced to dig the Germans out of fortified buildings while fending off vicious counterattacks. At the end of the day, Company E had made about 600 yards, securing the east-west lane through la Mare. The price was high, the 37th having lost 17 killed, 106 wounded and four missing.

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8 turns. US moves first.
EC = Overcast.

US SAN=3, Germ SAN=5
US ELR=3, Germ ELR=3

Play Area. West of FF8 stream from rows FF to X.
On or west of row 9 from rows X to 0.

German Setup: On or South of Row AA.
German OOB.
12 points to Purchase Fortifications.
Fortified Building = 2 FP
Wire = 1 FP
Roadblock = 2 FP
6 factors of AP Mines =1 FP
2 factor AT mines = 1 FP
1 Squad Equiv Foxhole = 1 FP

Elements of Kampfgruppe Kentner, 897th Grenadier Regiment, 266th Infantry Division.
4 x 4-6-7
2 x 2-4-7
3 x 2-2-8 (Gun/Mortar crews)
1 x 9-2
1 x 8-0
2 x 7-0
2 x PSK
2 x 81 mm MTR
1 x 88L AA (Flak 18 Fast Turret and Limber version)
2 x LMG
1 x MMG
1 x HMG
3 x ?
1 HIP Observation tower (Man with one Leader)

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US Setup: On or North of row DD.
US OOB.
Elements of Co E, 137, rgt 35th Inf Div.
8 x 6-6-6
2 x 3-4-6
2 x 2-2-7
1 x 9-2 Leader
1 x 8-1 Leader
1 x 7-0 Leader
2 x Mtr 60mm
4 x DC
2 x Baz
1 x MMG
1 x .50 HMG

Elements of the 654th T.D. BN.
2 x M-10 GMC (Wolverine).


Victory Conditions:
US Must control Buildings U4-U5, T4, S4, and Bridges U6, & S5

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Re: DWAC-Pac Scenario 4 : La Mare

Postby Koz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:20 pm

Koz wrote:New edits in red.

Here is the OOB and notes for the 2nd scenario.

"At 1345 the platoon was ordered to fire into hedgerows and on houses located about 50 yards south of La Pte Ferne." "Sergeant Schaffer and his destroyer crew consisting of himself of course, Corporal Hohl, gunner, Private Hood assistant gunner, Technician 5 Grade Earl Paul driver and Private Walter O. Moncier, assistant driver and radio operator fired 25 rounds of fuse delay shells into buildings and strong points in the designated area, which was about 50 yards south of La Pte Ferne." "Sergeant Schaeffer withdrew his destroyer and Sergeant Easley with his crew consisting of himself, Corporal Roscoe F. Reeves, gunner, Private Claude F. Cornett, assistant gunner; Technician 5 Grade William C. Laughter, driver, and Private George P. Carey, assistant driver and radio operator, advanced on the target along the same road and fired 20 rounds of high explosive shells into the positions with unknown results." "Upon attempting to withdraw from the position Sergeant Easley's destroyer threw a track after slipping of the edges of the narrow road. The crew of the destroyer immediately dismounted and attempted to replace the throw track but were unsuccessful and it was necessary to obtain the assistance of Sergeant Barrington's destroyer to pull the disabled destroyer out of the ditch before the track could be replaced. While the track was being replaced on the disabled destroyer the enemy opened upon the crew with an artillery barrage, but the crew disregarding all personal danger continued to work until the track was replaced on the destroyer." "At 1730 hours Sergeant Bealle and his crew consisting of himself, Corporal Fred P. Adair, gunner; Technician 5 Grade Joe V. Perniciaro, driver; Private Willie C. Minor, assistant gunner; and Private Elton L. Kattner, assistant driver and radio operator to up a position directly west of La Pte Ferne, on the main highway, 20 rounds of high explosive, delay fuse, shells and about 100 rounds of .50 caliber machine gun fire were fried into strong points, hedgerows and houses, with undetermined results." "The crew members of Sergeant Barrington's destroyer consisted of Corporal George L. Lewis, gunner; Technician 5 Grade Willie C. Sykes, driver; Private Nathan E. Cox, assistant driver and Private Wylie C. Steele, assistant gunner." "All missions accomplished and after expending 150 rounds of 3" ammunition and 620 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition, the four destroyers withdrew to an assembly area 300 yards south of St. Gillis at 2100 hours. Sergeant Easley's destroyer having a defective sprocket and drum was sent to the battalion motor maintenance for repair." "Upon Private Minor becoming a casualty as the result of enemy fire Corporal Rollins Nash of the security section, 1st platoon replaced him as assistant gunner."

The platoon accomplished assigned missions of destroying several houses in which the enemy had machine gun positions and observations posts the complete destruction of two enemy strong points in the La Pte Ferne Sector and firing air bursts of HE shells into enemy positions concealed in the hedgerows. The damage and casualties inflicted upon the enemy in this action was undeterminable but it is estimated that at least fifty enemy soldiers were killed and wounded and that eight or ten machine guns were destroyed. The only casualty suffered was Private Minor who was evacuated by the Medical Detachment. 137th Infantry, in an unconscious condition as the result of being wounded in the head by enemy artillery fire.



Scenario picture
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-A-StLo/img/USA-A-StLo-p30a.jpg

July 13, 1944

Driving towards St Lo, the 35th Infantry Division pushed up the East banks of the Vire River. After clearing out the farm complex at La Petite Ferme, the 2nd Battalion attacked along a draw on the west side of the La Mare - Le Carillion Nose. On the west side of the stream, Company E drew the task of securing the Hamlet of La Mare. In support was the 737th Tank Battalion and and platoon heavy machine guns and 81mm mortars.


AFTERMATH:
Facing the 137th were elements of the 897th Regiment of Kampfgruppe Kentner. Hidden behind wire and minefields, and supported by mortar fire from the nose and 88's in the bocage, the defenders extracted a heavy price on the advancing Americans. Reaching La Mare, the GIs were forced to dig the Germans out of fortified buildings while fending off vicious counterattacks. At the end of the day, Company E had made about 600 yards, securing the east-west lane through la Mare. The price was high, the 37th having lost 17 killed, 106 wounded and four missing.

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8 turns. US moves first.
EC = Overcast.

US SAN=3, Germ SAN=5
US ELR=3, Germ ELR=3

Play Area. West of FF8 stream from rows FF to X.
On or west of row 9 from rows X to 0.

German Setup: On or South of Row AA.
German OOB.
12 points to Purchase Fortifications.
Fortified Building = 2 FP
Wire = 1 FP
Roadblock = 2 FP
6 factors of AP Mines =1 FP
2 factor AT mines = 1 FP
1 Squad Equiv Foxhole = 1 FP

Elements of Kampfgruppe Kentner, 897th Grenadier Regiment, 266th Infantry Division.
4 x 4-6-7
2 x 2-4-7
3 x 2-2-8 (Gun/Mortar crews)
1 x 9-2
1 x 8-0
2 x 7-0
2 x PSK
2 x 81 mm MTR
1 x 88L AA (Flak 18 Fast Turret and Limber version)
2 x LMG
1 x MMG
1 x HMG
3 x ?
1 HIP Observation tower (Man with one Leader)

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US Setup: On or North of row DD.
US OOB.
Elements of Co E, 137, rgt 35th Inf Div.
8 x 6-6-6
2 x 3-4-6
2 x 2-2-7
1 x 9-2 Leader
1 x 8-1 Leader
1 x 7-0 Leader
2 x Mtr 60mm
4 x DC
2 x Baz
1 x MMG
1 x .50 HMG
Elements of the 737th Tank Btn
2 x M4 Medium tanks.

Victory Conditions:
US Must control Buildings U4-U5, T4, S4, and Bridges U6, & S5

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