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Subject: Day one German Solo rss

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Peter Ball
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Replay of German Solo day one.
Opening cards are 2x LVIII, 2x XLVII, 2x1SS, LXVI, 2Xlxxx
Activate LVIII corp with reinforce battle (cost 4) move 2 units of 2pz to 1507 pick 7 chits result D5-A1 destroy 128-28-VIII, 116pz advances to 1406 no roadblock over river so 2pz two units advances to 1306
Activate XLVIII corp 2pz at 1306 with assault co-ordination (cost 5) 13v2 pick 6 chits result D4-A1 423-106-XVIII retreats to 1107 dispersed one unit of 2pz advances to 1106. 62 LXVI flips and enters 1405.
2ns attack by XLVII at 1708 use reinforce battle to move one unit of 26VG over river while other moves to 1607 to outflank 1708. Combat engineer + Artillery (cost 1) max 5 chits result D2-A1. 110-28-VIII falls back to Clervaux passes hold check and flips.

Allied card XVIII deploy corp reserve so CCB-9A-VIII (selector # 01) within 3 of other unit in corp (110-28 at 1709) at 1409 western most of hold value 2.

2nd Ger impulse: Cards 2x1SS, 1xXLVII, 2xLXXX, 7th Army.
Activate LXXX move 276-212 from 2204 to 2303 and 320-212 from 2303 to 2204, 316 and 423-212 cross river to flank 12-4-XII. Adding Artillery (cost 4) the Allied pick is engineers no effect. (6v3) Max chits 5 result D3-A1, 12-4 falls back to Consdorf dispersed.
Activate 1SS corp move 150+ Pieper to 1003, 1&2-1SS +501 to assist attack at 0803. While 12SS move to 0404.
1st attack 1004 Allied card no effect. result D1-A1.
2nd attack 0803 Allies card Corp Artillery (25v3) result D7-A3 destroys recon unit. Takes the 3 loses and advances to 0904 & 0804.
3rd attack 12SS v 0404 results in no effect.

Allied pick XVIII deploy reserves CCR-9A-VIII within 3 of CCB-9A placed in St Vith.

3rd German impulse activates XLVII. 2 units of 2pz attack dispersed 423-106-XVIII which retreats to north of St Vith. Bridge Engineer card repairs 1707-08 allows reinforced attack v Clervaux result D3 which retreats 110-28-VIII to 1711 dispersed with German are following up.

Allied card VIII no reserves, no expedite so activate, 1st card is fill the gap no action, 2nd is move CCB 9A could move but would not preserve line so no action, 3rd is withdrawal under fire. CCA 9A withdraws to 2400 unit in 1711 undisperses and CCB 9A IP.

German 4th impulse:
Activates 7th Army using LXXX surround 12-4-XII combat result D3 captures Consdorf.
Activates LXXXV, 352 moves to 2107, Arm to 1708 attack 2007 card bug out 3-1 and fails 109-28 falls back to 2109.
Activate 1SS corp Pieper attack 1004 with fixed artillery, allied card eng NE result D5-A2 422-106-V destroyed. Attack 0705 (15v3) allied card eng NE, result D3-A2. Fails hold check in town falls back to Elsenburn troops advance to 0706. Note this is 1SS corp 6th step loss very painful.
12th SS attack 0505 bug out by 38-2-V falls back to Elsenburn.

Allied last card V corp special effect Allies Alert too late

Victory points 4 US destroyed (2) 6 towns held = 8Vps the best result I have had previous go I only had 1 vp. Interestingly my main success as been in the south with 7th army. Bastogne is probably in peril but St Vith is reinforced and going to difficult to take as for Elsenburn I have got to hope it will die on the vine.
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