GIA TAHGC 301"The Clearing"
Updated 040830; rev 1.0
HUERTGEN FOREST, OCTOBER 10, 1944:
Day after day of seemingly endless forest. Constant shelling has turned most of
the trees to shattered hulks. Advances are truly measured in yards as each step
forest increased the threat of yet another sniper or hidden Spandau.
Then near the road from Richelskaul to Rafflelsbrand, the GIs saw treeless sky.
Without any command given, the GIs surged forward to take the high ground.
VICTORY CONDITIONS: To win, the
US player must have an unbroken squad and leader together on any one of the
hexes M5, N5, O5, or P5 at the end of the game's end. They may not be locked
in melee. The German player wins by avoiding US victory conditions.
Only rows A-P are playable
player moves first
- AT START: Elements of 983rd Infantry Regiment;
setup on any first level or higher hex of hill 621. No mines or wire are allowed
on level three hexes.
1x9-1; 1x8-1; 1x8-0; 1x838; 1x467; 1x447; 2x237, 1xMMG; 2xLMG; 6xMines; 1x
50L ATG; 4xWire; 2xEntrechments; 1x1-3-5 Bunker
- AT START: Elements of the 60th Infantry
Regiment [ELR: 3], set up in any whole hex of row B.
1x9-2; 1x8-1; 1x7-0; 1x747; 4x666; 2xMMG; 2xDC; 2xBAZ44a
SPECIAL SCENARIO RULES:
- 301.1: The German may boresight his ATG
- 301.2: The 747 and 838 are engineers but
lack any special smoke-making capability
- 301.3: OPTIONAL TOURNAMENT SIDE SELECTION
PROCEDURE: Each player takes one marker of each nationality and simultaneously
reveals their choice of side. If opposing sides are selected, those sides
are assigned. If the same side is chosen, the players bid for side with the
lower rated (seed) player bidding first. Bids may start at '0' and progress
in whole numbers only. The bid is the number of dominate AT START squads to
be added to the opposing side. The bid continues until one player accepts
the opposing side whose force is augmented with that bid.
The drive up the lightly wooded hill gathered some spontaneous momentum. The
Germans fought bravely until they could see the Americans ensconced on the heights.
Then with the GIs looking down on them, the Wehrmacht conscripts surrendered
en masse. Although the forest lay as a great green-gray all around them, the
US troops were able to pause and regroup in this small clearing.