It's that time of month where the latest Grumble Jones scenario is released. This month's scenario is purely hypothetical. It is based on the advance of the US 4th Armored Division as it drove into the region between Mainz and Mannheim. Scattered German resistance was made possible by the remnants of the German 352nd Volksgrenadier Division and other assorted Volkssturm and Hitler Youth units that were pressed into service to slow the Allied Advance.
Inspiration for this month's scenario came from seeing my steeple counters in a bin and thinking...wow...what about scenario with multiple steeples. I had also just read an small account of the actions at Hersheim am Berg and put together a scenario utilizing 4 steeples. The success of my vision is of course subject to your assessment as to whether or not it actually works.
The 4th Armored had a stellar reputation during World War 2 and was one of Patton's leading Armor Divisions. It was the 4th Armored that broke through the German ring around Bastogne.
This scenario also includes a Hero outfitted as a sniper. It's a bit of throwback to the days of Squad Leader where the sniper counters were actually on the board. In this case, the German player has his normal Sniper SAN#, but also a hero with a 6 range...so moving in the open could be a nice -3 shot for the patient German player....Fredrich Zoller anyone!?!
I will admit, that I really liked the old Squad Leader Sniper counters. The -4 Sniper counter was simply epic. Shooting at troops moving in the open with a -6...does it get any better!?!
So here now is the February scenario..
As always these monthly "Basement Quality" Scenarios are offered for fun only and as a thank you to the readers of this blog.
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And as always, the PDF's for this scenario can be downloaded from The ASL Scenario Archive (just search on Grumble Jones).