OAF 18.3 "Marvie"
Scenario published in ON ALL FRONTS,
issue #18. Modifications/clarifications made from its published form; Updated
100712; rev A
Marvie, Belgium; December 20, 1944. Hitlers
biggest gamble, known later as the Battle of the Bulge, was already into full
swing. Advance German elements had the task of capturing and holding key road
junctions for which their main armor forces were to pass through on their way
to Antwerp. The Americans, tired and weary from the past few months of heavy fighting
were using many of these road junctions as resting areas. Allied Command was now
fully aware of the surprised German threat and had put out the order to hold these
postions at all costs.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: Each
building within the village (inside the U3, Q8, N4, Q3 road) that is solely
held by one side at the end of turn 6 is worth a number of victory points equal
to its hex size. At the conclusion of play , 1 point is awarded to the U. S.
player for each intact roadblock or 1 point to the German player for each removed
roadblock. To win, the German must have at least as many points as the U.S.
at the end of the game. The U. S.
player controls all buildings at the start of the scenario.
S sets up first
- AT START:
Setup on any whole or half hex on board 3:
1x9-1; 1x8-1; 1x8-0; 3x847; 3x666, 2x246; 2xMMG, 3xBAZ, 2x57ATG; 2xEntrenchments
- AT START: Place one roadblock on 2 Q8 or
2 Q9; place second roadblock on 3M4 or 3N4.
- AT START: Setup on Hill 621 with
HIP; both the location and covered arc must be defined. (see SSR OAF 18.3.4)
- TURN 1:Enter on hex(es) 2Y1-2GG1:
1x9-2, 2x8-1; 6x467; 4xLMG; 5xPF; 1xSTGIII75; 4xMvIVF2; 4xAHT; 2xUHT
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- OAF 18.3.1: TERRAIN: Wheatfields are out of season and
therefore do not exist. Hills 534, 547, 538 are treated as open ground, although
the woods [forest] hexes still exists. All buildings are level 1 with the
building in 3I10 as non-existent, treat as open ground . Walls south of hex
row 2T (inclusive) do not exist. NOTE: VSQL players may utilize
the customized boards (2m & 3m) for this scenario downloadable from the
SQLA website or from the VSQL-Group files section on Yahoo Groups.
- OAF 18.3.2: There is no road movement bonus for infantry.
- OAF 18.3.3: Prior to the U. S. setup, the German player
selects and records two hexes on board 3 regardless of LOS, as the initial
targets for a special turn 1 PFPh 105mm attack. There German is free to choose
smoke or HE for his FFEs. Each FFE (seven hex barrage) is placed after the
resolution for accuracy, direction, and extent of error DRs using the two
pre selected hexes as AR counters. This fire cannot be corrected, continued,
- OAF 18.3.4: The American tanks are revealed when they fire
or if "Spotted". Every rally phase, if a non broken German infantry
unit or a functioning vehicle has a valid LOS to a HIP American tank (as determined
by the American Player), the American player makes a spotting dr. If the dr
is equal to or below the current turn number, any remaining American AFVs
lose their HIP status and are immediately placed on the board.
scenario published in ON ALL FRONT, Issue 18. The scenario was adapted by Harvey
& Andrew Newcomb from the original design "Coup de Main", by Jeff
Cebula. Further modification was made by Bill Thomson to increase suitability
for tournament play. No rights are assumed by Wargame Academy.