CoC AAR: At the Bridgehead of Arnaville 1944

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Mattias
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CoC AAR: At the Bridgehead of Arnaville 1944

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Hi,
I've posted a Chain of Command report on our blog. Its the US 5th Infantry Division having crossed the Moselle river south of the fortress city Metz in september 1944. The Germans of the 17th SS Panzer grenadier division tries to contain the bridgehead to protect the flank of the German positions at Metz.

The report is here: https://northern-wargaming.blogspot.com ... -1944.html

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Very nicely done great terrain and photos. Intersting battle. Those PzG' are always a challenge.

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Great game report with excellent terrain and figures. It was a tough scenario for the Americans to take on.

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I think the Americans made life hard for themselves with their support choices
In flank attack an off table mortar battery is an auto choice if available plus:
The Flame team and wire team are a waste of points better to get a full engineer squad then if they do not place wire take 2 flamers
or instead of the 50 cal they could have gone for an M5 or M-24 tank - mobile MG plus HE plus armour - not much but enough for the job as long as they stay at long range
Or the go to of a 4th squad to outflank

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Thanks gents! And thanks for the feedback.
Yes those MGs are a challenge. Especially as you can get them to fire with full effect even in cramped conditions (like a window or crowded cover).
In hindsight a mortar battery most defenitely would have helped. Those 10 dice from the HMG that lessens cover is always tempting when you attack an enemy in good cover. But this time maybe armour - with better survivability againts MGs - would have been better.
/Mattias

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Great batrep and a beatiful table, if there where no ruins it will be a lovely place to rest for a while.

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That's a truly beautiful table; I'd even been happy to rest a while amongst the ruins, provided no bombs falling! And a good write-up too - you've captured a nice sense of building tension.
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Thank you! Yes, it looks inviting doesn't it. Until the shooting starts. :-)

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