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Search for a Breakthrough - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Search for a Breakthrough

By David Galster
Germany 6 - 1 - 3 US
H2H Approaved
Rating: 8.08 (9)
Games Played: 10
SM: 5
Turns: 25
Type: Custom
First Side: Germany
Second Side: US
Downloads: 237
Marche, Belgium [Best played against human.] On December 23, 1944, the eyes of the 116. Panzer Division were already focused past Marche to the north. However, most of the division was still tied down in its old positions south of Hotton and at Samree. Air attacks slowed the Ourthe River crossing at LaRoche and the subsequent advance north. Finally on the morning of December 24th, the 116. Armored Reconnaissance battalion struck west of Verdenne in a gap between companies of the 334th Regiment, 84th Infantry Division. The 156. Panzergrenadier Regiment attacked Verdenne shortly afterwards. A couple hours later, Kampgruppe Bayer arrived. Then, American General Bolling ordered the 771st Tank Battalion into action. Meanwhile, the 2. Panzer Division pushed west toward Foy-Notre Dame, but placed Kampfgruppe Gutmann south of Marche for flank protection. General Manteuffel, 5. Panzer Armee commander, wanted the 116. Panzer Division to cut the Marche-Hotton Road and prevent the Americans from reinforcing Marche from Hotton. Can the 116. Panzer Division make a breakthrough?
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
The Rattler's ProfileThe Rattler Well Balanced 8
RADO's ProfileRADO Slightly Pro Germany 8
Rupert's ProfileRupert Slightly Pro US 5
Hawk Kriegsman's ProfileHawk Kriegsman Moderately Pro Germany 5
Romano's ProfileRomano Well Balanced 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
US Triarii's Profile Triarii vs. Herr Straße Laufer Herr Straße Laufer's Profile Germany US Major Loss 10 60
Germany Big Ivan's Profile Big Ivan vs. Sir Killalot Sir Killalot's Profile US Germany Minor Victory 45 20
US Peiper's Profile Peiper vs. Kai Kai's Profile Germany US Major Victory 60 10
US Armored Inferno's Profile Armored Inferno vs. dawags dawags's Profile Germany US Major Loss 10 60
US FScout's Profile FScout vs. Michael Michael's Profile Germany US Major Victory 60 10
Very interesting scenario.
Hawk Kriegsman
With opponents of equal skill the outnumbered, outgunned and out moraled Americans get slaughtered.
Big Ivan
1st Lieutenant
Big Ivan Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:39 am
Just about right in force mix and game length. Terrain was a bit unfriendly to the Germans. American artillery was effective. VP hexes and location was good.
Triarii Frid Oct 18, 2019 9:50 am
Axis have the tools and the time.