Turn 36 20th December 0200 hours after Axis turn and I'm still to move. Have listed a few front line units with strength/fat/morale.
Axis hit 4 hexes with sustained artillery fire. (usually its just 1-2) 2 hexes must have lost 50 plus to Nebel fire alone plus 20+ to normal artillery on top of that. The other two probably averaged 35+. All but the 3/39th/741st were in Clear admittedly.
644th lost 7 tanks to German tank fire. 1 by 'drive by' ie unit rolls up fires and rolls away. 0 Defensive Fire kicked in.
741st lost a tank and again no return fire. Only effective fire from US was against 12th VGD unit when it moved in. (6 men)
US artillery did kick in slightly. Best results against 12th SS stack when my Rckt Artillery took 10 men.
US patrols from Robertville show enemy may be about to roll in his 'PAK attack' where he moves up AT guns unlimbers and my troops sit and watch.
He is also persisting in trying to force an opening up to Hofen. 741st and 3-39th are current blockers.....2-39th will switch soon.
US forces in reasonable condition. 2nd US has 2 unit in front line both needing replaced and 99th has one unit 3-395th which has been pressed into rearguard service. Rest is a rabble spread out by Hofen.
Best tank unit at moment is 613th but this belongs to 30th Div and shouldn't be there!
I may have to give some more ground but it will mean the loss of some artillery as they cannot bug out easily. Wood plus being heavy means it takes 2 turns.