The final scenario from the Grumble Jones "Basement Quality Press" for 2016 takes place on Christmas Day, 1944. One of many actions during that day took place as the inexperienced GI's of the 289th Infantry Regiment attempted to establish a roadblock to halt the advance of the 2nd SS "Das Reich" Panzer Division on the village of Hotton, Belgium.
The men of the 75th Infantry Division had only just arrived on the continent in December. They were hastily sent to support the 3rd Armored Division and provide them with badly needed rifle support.
Despite some rough early encounters with the Germans, the men of the 75th would quickly come up to speed and prove themselves to be a touch fighting outfit.
Just FYI...this scenario is more historical than balanced. So the defender has it rough in this one.
This scenario is dedicated to the brave men of the 75th Infantry Division who fought and sacrificed during the Battle of the Bulge.
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 for this scenario can be downloaded from The ASL Scenario Archive
(just search on Grumble Jones).