This month's scenario was inspired by the photograph above. After researching it, I was able to piece together a scenario. This picture shows elements of the US 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division as they prepare to clear a farmhouse of German defenders on March 4th, 1945. This action was in the area of Sassomolare, Italy.
The 10th Mountain Division would gain the respect of their German adversaries as they led the American efforts in the final days of the Italian Campaign.
"Climb to Glory" is the motto of the 10th Mountain Division and seemed an appropriate title for this month's scenario.
The 10th Mountain Division would advance rapidly between February and April of 1945 and batter their German opponents. But the cost in lives would be heavy for the men of the 10th.
This month's scenario depicts the actions of the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment as they cleared the road of German rearguard defenders during the advance into Sassomolare. Here's hoping this scenario captures the flavor of those actions.
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).