DWAC-Pac Scenario 12 : Emilie

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DWAC-Pac Scenario 12 : Emilie

Postby Koz » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:57 pm

Last scenario and a 3rd scenario using the standard ASL maps.

After Kampfgruppe Kentner was forced to retreat from the La-Mare/ Le Carillion, Salient, they fell back to a crossroads town to the SE called Emilie. Here they linked up with some Fallschirmjager and fortified the devil out of the town. The 134th thought that the Germans were "just a rearguard burrowing in some buildings." and were rudely surprised, then driven back 3 times until a 155 mm barrage softened up the village enough the GIs were able to get in and clear them out.

Just before this, the II/Gren Regiment 897 under Hauptmann Erlenberger, were ordered to counterattack the 137th, 3rd Bn which had advanced salient to the 134th and 320th. This could lead to an interesting scenario if I combine the two actions. The Haupt, was described as being a very good commander that Kentner could not to afford to loose when the man was killed the day following this action. So make him Mr 9-2 with a group of 467's Allow him to enter left or right flank on the board the US set up on. Give him 3 turns to wreak havoc, before reinforcements arrive, when he should fall back to the town defensive lines.

The reinforcement group, or a follow up one should have a radio that calls in a 155mm barrage as per chapter E. The US fight to get the leader into LOS. Call in the ugly barrage, then dig out whatever is left. OF course the US will have Shermans. The Germans will have 7.5 Paks. (infantry) and probably an 838 or two to represent their pioneer sappers. This is scrape up the kitchen sink time for the 352, and since the Fallschirmjager are mixed up I can justify an 838 or two.

THis will be an 8 or 9 turn slog as the climax. This is the battle that shattered the Kentner Battlegroup. They attacked with the remenants of the 352nd ID and the 3 Fsr Division, but could not stop the US from taking hill 122, breaking open the last obstruction to Saint Lo.

Victory conditions? Take the Villiage but put a CVP cap on the US so Haupt Erlenberger has a reason to be aggressive, rather than just fall back to the town.
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Re: DWAC-Pac Scenario 12 : Emilie

Postby Koz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:24 pm

The strength of the attack carried the 134th to Emilie which was taken in a house-to-house fight. Here the regiment was held up by extremely heavy German resistance. Between July 15 and 17, Nazis counter-attacked 12 times, netting only 100 yards.
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Re: DWAC-Pac Scenario 12 : Emilie

Postby Koz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:33 pm

Colonel Miltonberger's 134th Infantry also had attacked early on 15 July. The axis of advance was a country road, dirtsurfaced and narrow, from Villiers--Fossard through Emelie to the hardly discernible flat top of the hill. The road parallels the Isigny‑St. Lo highway, a mile to the east, and rises slightly for almost three miles as it mounts the gentle northern incline of Hill 122, then drops down the precipitous descent into the northern edge of St. Lo. On both sides of the road typical bocage terrain offered advantages to the defenders‑impressive hedgerows and sunken lanes that are veritable caves.
The 134th Infantry moved toward the cluster of farm buildings at Emelie behind a rolling artillery barrage. Almost immediately the men became enmeshed in a tangle of hedgerowed lanes and a shower of enemy fire. The threat of confusion hovered over the battlefield as small units fought for individual fields. Although the regiment suffered high casualties in severe splinter actions, it had the hamlet of Emelie by noon.
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Re: DWAC-Pac Scenario 12 : Emilie

Postby Koz » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:50 pm

Board 55 (Rows C-Q inclusive)
Board 54(Rows C-Q inclusive)
L1 single hex stone building Overlay X8 at 55H3
55F4 and 55I6 are stone.
551 row is South map edge.

VP - US gains 1 vp for each of the following locations in 55 (H3, J3, F4, H5, and I7) US gains +1VP= German CVP losses.
US looses -1VP = US CVP losses
German gains 1 VP each turn delay releasing Hauptman O's group. (Maybe)

German OOB
On or south of row 5.

Hauptman O group. Enter anywhere on We or east edge of board 54. turn 1-3

US Enters south Board edge.
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