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Devils to Isernia - Combat Mission: Fortress Italy

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Combat Mission x2 Ladder

Devils to Isernia

By Kari Salo
US Ab 1 - 9 - 13 Heer
Rating: 9.34 (16)
Games Played: 23
SM: 6
Turns: 60
Type: Stock
First Side: US Ab
Second Side: Heer
The following are instructions for the next phase of operations as instructed by General Lucas:

On 29 October the 34th and 45th Divisions are to cross the upper Volturno River; and the 3rd Division must be ready to seize Presenzano. THE 504TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY ARE TO MOVE NORTH FROM GALLO, AND CUT THE VENAFRO-ISERNIA ROAD...

"Devil" Company leading of the 504th PIR will conduct a fighting patrol into the Venafro-Isernia main supply route. Your task is to occupy each of the four hardpoints noted on the tactical map. The secondary objective is to scout the map and touch the four objective areas or quadrants. Additional points are awarded for enemy casualty count and condition parameters.

Historical Background: The 504th left the safe haven of Gallo. They marched north towards Isernia across rough terrain, engaging independent German patrols, and the few vehicles they spotted. Then, moved into position to protect the right flank of the 34th, as the Division was positioning to cross the Volturno river.

The 504th are also known as the devils in baggy pants, a phrase coined by a German officer in Anzio...
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Heer Guardsman's Profile Guardsman vs. patton1945 patton1945's Profile US Ab Draw 36 36
Heer Stonecutter's Profile Stonecutter vs. Singapore Sling Singapore Sling's Profile US Ab Heer Major Victory 60 12
US Ab cplkrotz's Profile cplkrotz vs. BlitzPhilM BlitzPhilM's Profile Heer Draw 36 36
Heer Singapore Sling's Profile Singapore Sling vs. Stonecutter Stonecutter's Profile US Ab Draw 36 36
Heer zinzan1963's Profile zinzan1963 vs. Lt. Smash Lt. Smash's Profile US Ab Draw 36 36
Lieutenant General
Bartokomus Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:44 am
I very much liked the map and the force composition; i would prefer it was 15m shorter as it does tend to become a sniping match after the first 30m or so.
Master Sergeant
zinzan1963 Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:14 pm
Balenced and highly recommended - esp for PBeM. Overall excellently designed scenrio.
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Stonecutter Frid Aug 31, 2018 4:45 pm
Very balanced with close to mirrored forces. A nice size map with good terrain allows for lots of tactical movement and ideas.
Stonecutter Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:22 am
An excellent battle with great terrain, mix of forces and a lot of tactical options. The Germans have a slight advantage owing to the superiority of the MG42 so adding a few more US HMGs and/or MMGs would likely bring parity and make a great battle even better. The arrival of reinforcements and different types of VPs are just about perfect and really make for a fantastic scenario!
1st Lieutenant
Guardsman Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:19 pm
Great infantry fight backed up by light afv's in hilly terrain. Nice map and good force mix for both sides.
patton1945 Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:26 pm
Protect your half-tracks and position your mortars wisely.