OAF 43.3"Mop Up"
scenario was originally published in ON ALL FRONTS number 43 (June 1986). The
original scenario author is Tim Taylor.
Original credited playtesters are R. Hilbert, M. Burns & Jim Blue. This
scenario is part of a set of four that can be played with the Arracourt Tank
Battle Campaign Game. Further development, clarifications and modification have
been made to the original published scenario by Bill Thomson.
About one mile west of Xures, France,
September 21, 1944: The 11th Panzer Brigade sought to
refuse its left flank as their forces for the counter-offensive gathers to the
east. Unaware of the impeding German attack, General Wood ordered the whole 4th
Armored Division to rest and refit. Despite this, American probes still tested
the German defenses.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: The Americans automatically wins
if there are no unbroken German squads at the end of turn 7. Otherwise, a victory
is determined at game's end by Control (having had the last unit in that hex)
of a majority of the following victory hexes: 13K6, 13Y8, 13CC5, 12CC7, 12S6,
12Q5, 12O5, 12M4, and 12I1.
German sets up first
American move first
- AT START: Elements of 111th Panzer Brigade supported
by remnants of the 113th Panzer Brigade; set up east of the stream:
1x9-1; 1x8-1; 1x8-0; 1x7-0; 1x118(-2); 3x467; 5x447; 2xMMG; 2xLMG; 6xPF44a;
1xTurret; 12xConcealment; 2xEntrenchment
- TURN 1: Elements of C Company, 37th Tank Battalion,
supported by elements of 10th Armored Infantry Battalion; enter according
to SSR2 [ELR 3]:
1x9-1; 2x8-1; 2x8-0; 2x667; 6x666; 1xHMG 50cal; 2xMMG; 3xBax44a; 2xM4A1; 1xM4A3;
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- OAF 43.3.1: TERRAIN: The stream is DEEP (157.43 through
45) and lows to the south.
- OAF 43.3.2: WEATHER: Environmental conditions are
Moderate with a mild breeze blowing to the southeast.
- OAF 43.3.3: The turret counter is used to represent
a dug in PzKwIVH. Treat it as an immobile AFV, but only turret hits count
(it is buried). The turret set up as Hidden Ordinance (167.1) and is revealed
- OAF 43.3.4:Before play commences, the American player
secretly designates which two of his AFVs have Gyrostabilizer proficient crews.
- OAF 43.3.5: German support weapons are hidden (164.5).
AFTERMATH: In the initial
exchange both sides lost about equally and the Germans just barely repulsed
a second attack. However, constant American probing completely stalled the German