OAF 37.1 "A Dirty Little War"
scenario was originally published in ON ALL FRONTS number 37 (December 1985).The
original scenario author is Jeff Cebula. It was used
in the Origins 1985 GIA tournament as Scenario 1. Further
development, clarifications and modification have been made to the original
published scenario by Bill Thomson.
Near Carroceto, Central Italy, January
27, 1944: In an attempt to break out of the Anzio Beach
Head, the 4th Ranger Battalion was called on to help the British by attacking
the German flank two miles northeast on Carroceto. At 0600, Companies E and F
moved forward through shallow irrigation ditches to their first objective, a group
of farm buildings turned into a strongpoint by Germans.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: To win, the Americans must have sole
control of four of the following five buildings: 5FF6, 6CC1, 6CC5, 6BB6 and
6EE2. Germans win by preventing an American victory. The Germans control all
buildings at start whether occupied or not. All SMC except snipers may occupy
building for victory condition purposes.
||Only hexes R-GG inclusive on board 5 and Y-GG
inclusive on board 5 are playable
Set up simultaneously
American move first
- AT START: Elements of the 29th Panzergrenadier Division;
set up on any whole hex of board 6 and/or north of hexrow FF inclusive on
1x9-1; 1x8-1; 2x467; 2x247HS; 1x188(-4); 1xHMG; 1x50mm MTR; 8xMines; 2xWire;
- AT START: Company F, 4th Ranger Battalion; set up
on any whole hex of board 5 south of hex row Z inclusive [ELR 4]:
1x9-2; 1x8-1; 1x8-0; 7x667; 2xMMG; 1xBAZ44a; 1xDC; 1xRadio
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- OAF 37.1.1: TERRIAN: There are no wheatfields. All
buildings are stone. The German my fortify two of the buildings (161).
- OAF 37.1.2: WEATHER: The weather is moist;
there is no wind.
- OAF 37.1.3: No battlefield integrity, equipment possession,
command control rules used. However the Germans may boresight (78). Also Booby
Traps (136), and Treetop/Roof Perch rules (174.2) are allowed.
- OAF 37.1.4: Due to the elite nature of American Rangers,
all American MMCs (except Green squads/halfsquads) may place the DC without
- OAF 37.1.5: The American OBA is 107mm mortar OBA with
- OAF 37.1.6: Both sides set up simultaneously. This
may be done by placing a box cover between the both forces or having one player
write down his setup, then allowing the other to setup on the board.