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Holding the Hotton Bridge ETO (id:#58704)
Sherry Enterprises (Schwerpunkt # 1 ID:SP2)
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Prior Publication: Schwerpunkt `95 Scenario 95-1
Designer: Evan Sherry
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The 116th Panzer Division was moving to Marche to gain access to the roads leading to the Meuse. Once obstacle stood in the way -- the Ourthe river. General von Waldenburg sent a kampfgruppe of four Panther tanks and some panzergrenadiers to seize the vital crossing. An ad hoc American force of engineers, anti-aircraft guns and a tank undergoing repair stood in the way.
Attacker: German (116th Panzer Division)
Defender: American (1st Platoon, A Company, 51st Engineer Combat Battalion and 440th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, 23rd Armored Engineers, and 3rd Armored Division)  
Turns: 6     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Hotton, Belgium 1944-12-21
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:9.0 D:5.0
AFVs: A:6
PzKpfw VG x 4
SPW 251/1 x 1
SPW 251/2 x 1

M4A1(76)W x 2
M5A1 x 1

Guns: A:0 D:2
M3A1 37mm AT Gun x 1
M1 40mm AA Gun x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: GS, river is Deep. D: one M4A1 at setup has Inexperienced Crew
Map Board(s): 16 40
Overlays: OG1 X14 X7 X11 X13 X9 X10 Wd5
Errata (source)
Clarification: the river is a frozen water obstacleEvan Sherry
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Latest Updates:
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2017-12-12 16:24:48
jwert02 Added a playing2017-11-05 10:00:40
hoxson1 Modified the overview2017-01-30 15:17:31
jrwusmc Added a playing2016-07-18 08:25:01
hoxson1 Uploaded an Image2016-06-11 16:09:32
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2017-11-05(D) Jason Wert vs Cliff Welsh American winNice game with tough battle from across the river. Two Panthers created havoc on the south side, but the German infantry werent able to get to the US Troops, who held out with a bazooka for the win
2015-03-29(A) Jeff Waldon vs Will Willow American winVASL
2015-01-31(D) Paul Messina vs David Rosner German win
2014-12-07(D) Michael Rodgers vs Bob Tufano American winA 50 cal shot at the exposed HT MTR crew caused an MC. The crew rolled a 12 to be recalled on turn 1. The 37 destroyed one Panther with a side shot. The baz destroyed the second Panther with a side shot. The reinforcing M4A1(76)W destroyed the third Panther with a rear shot. German conceded.
2013-05-13(D) Chuck Dye vs patrick palma American win
2010-11-30(A) Fred Ingram vs Dave McLee German winBoth American guns malfunctioned on Turn 2, allowing the german armor to swarm across the bridge with no fear of side shot. This doomed the HMG's and the BAZ broke on it's only shot
2010-10-09(D) Fred Ingram vs Dave McLee German winBoth Gun positions and 1 HMG position were taken out with a pedistrian HE hit by a panther with a resulting snakes on the effect roll. GRRRRRRRR. I also could not DI a tank to save my life
2010-08-28(A) Duncan Raeburn vs Pete Roberts American winGood fun and one I'd like to play again as the US
2009-11-19(D) Ian Willey vs MacRob German winThis one seemed a certain win for the Germans after I made a few crutial mistakes but for a while it looked like I was going to pull it off. All the way through it was fun and having also lost as the Germans but enjoyed I can say this is one to play
2008-12-26(D) David Ramsey vs Martin Barker American win
2008-12-08(D) David Ramsey vs Ian Willey American winSmall bridge crossing scenario that has a nice puzzle-like feel to it.
2008-08-15(D) Aaron Sibley vs Gerard Burton American win
2006-05-07(A) Fred Ingram vs Bart Shoda American win
2005-02-10(D) Jesus Pie vs Pedro German win
1998-09-12(D) Fred Ingram vs Rich Summers American win
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Panther in Hotton, Belgium: 1944
Avg Rating: 6.41Votes: 17
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Estimated Play time: 4.3 hours
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Holding the Hotton Bridge [Confirmed]
[A] German 54
[D] American 51
Sunday 20 January 2019 08:31:31 PM  (c)dramsey 2019