Battle of Hurtgen forest February 1945 Game scenario
Welcome to the meat grinder!!
Since September the US First army has been pushing through the dense Hurtgen forest on the German border taking heavy casualties.
The weather has favoured the defenders as division after division has been sent into the meat grinder.
Following the failure of the Ardennes offensive the German forces depleted have started to pull back to prepared defences along the Siegfried line.
The game is set amongst the backdrop of the continued US advance through the dreaded forest with the aim of destroying all the remaining German strongpoints.
This will be a patrol based game with US forces gaining intelligence on enemy positions in order to launch overwhelming attacks to dominate the ground and destroy enemy strongpoints.
Section commanders will coordinate tactics and strategy with regimental commanders and can use runners for communication.
This will be a section based game.
Section commanders will be given orders and hold o groups with their sections.
Intelligence needs to be gathered so that the game can progress.
The allied forces will e on the offensive and the German forces will need to hold the ground.
Points will be awarded for objectives gained in case of the allies or held in the case of the Germans.
This will be a game of recce patrols, planning assaults and ambushes.