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Subject: Scenario 17 (St. Lo - The Attack on Hil 192) rss

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Jim Leesch
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Herr General, we have been defeated. After a hard-fought battle, the Allied invaders have managed to force our retreat from St. Lo, and the strongpoints around hill 192.

The Allies quickly liberated St. George-d'Elle, and began to look for the right time to cross Purple Heart Draw. Our artillery on that flank proved relatively effective, and the Allies were pinned in the city. The left flank armor moved across the draw and scored some casualties, but was forced to retreat under heavy artillery fire. Within a few minutes, Able company infantry went Behind Enemy Lines to take out the armor and returned across the draw.

Meanwhile, on the right flank, the Allied engineers and infantry were taking heavy pounding from the artillery. Infantry moved up to try to take the guns out, but were unable to do so and got wiped out.

Ultimately, the Allies concentrated forces in the center, away from the arty, and slowly picked apart our central infantry positions. A daring Armor Assault put the Allies close to taking the hill, and it looked as though we would lose Hill 192 and the battle. The Allied armor in position to take the hill was ordered to stay and provide fire -- unnecessary, as it turned out, but by then it was too late. We moved to defend the hill with a company of infantry and a Panzer troop, and drove the Allied armor back.

In the end, Allied infantry Moved Out and managed to take out our sixth Infantry company. Had they failed to do so, it is very likely our tanks on Hill 192 would have pursued and destroyed the badly weakened Allied armor unit.

I would like to offer a promotion for Captain Schultz of the 2nd Artillery Battery, as well as Captain Huger of the 3rd Panzer troop for excellence in the defense of our position, in spite of overwhelming odds.

Great scenario: lots of back and forth, and the outcome turned on the luck of the cards and dice, giving it a real tension and intensity. This literally hinged on a few key decisions and battle results. My favorite so far. JimPAX (Axis): 5 medals, Golux13 (Allies): 6 medals.
 
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