"There Once was a Little Column..." -- In the Bastogne sector as elsewhere, the Ardennes offensive was now marking time. Fierce American resistance and German tactical errors were allowing the 101st Airborne to arrive just in time. At dawn of the 20th of December, the 2nd Battalion relieved the exhausted defenders of the village of Marvie. A platoon of light tanks from Team O’Hara of the 10th Armored Division reinforced the glider troops. As well, two Shermans were posted on the heights to the north. At 1125, the M5s and the village began taking fire from armored vehicles in the woods to the east. After having lost one machine, the commander of the light tanks asked for and received permission to withdraw. The German column continued its advance on the village, but without having spotted the Shermans. . .
Attacker: German (2nd Battalion, 130th Panzer Regiment, 902nd Panzer Brigade and 243rd Stürmschütz Brigade, Panzer Lehr Division)
Defender: American (Elements of 2nd Battalion, 327th Glider Regiment and C and D Companies of Team O'Hara)
Turns: 7 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Marvie, Belgium 1944-12-20
Squads: A:9.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:11 PzKpfw IVJ x 4 StuG IIIG x 1 SPW 251/1 x 6