AAR by: Neal Ulen & Scott Rowland
Advanced Squad Leader AAR: Enter the Young (S51)
Here’s the historical situation:
Attacker: Germans – 293rd Volksgrenadier Regiment, 18th Volksgrenadier Division
Defender: Americans – 423rd Infantry Regiment/Company B, 81st Engineer Battalion
The opening hours of the Ardennes offensive found forward U.S. infantry outposts probed and infiltrated by their German counterparts. River crossings and key road networks had to be seized to allow the panzer divisions to drive through Belgium. On the morning of December 16th, German formations crept through the Schnee Eifel and delivered the first hammer blows to the green U.S. 106th Infantry Division. . .
The Allied forces are on the march and have just breached the German border, driving towards Berlin. The Americans enter Merode, Germany and find it garrisoned and defended by 17 and 18 year old German soldiers. Despite the inexperience of their opposition The Big Red One (1st Infantry Division) had their work cut out for them taking the medieval town.
See how this action played out in the Advanced Squad Leader Starter Kit scenario S51 – Enter the Young.
(Sorry about the noisy microphone.)
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