Operation Nordwind was launched to take advantage of the thin front offered by the American Seventh Army. The Seventh was covering the positions that had been occupied by Patton’s Third Army, now deployed in the Ardennes. Initial thrusts by the attacking XIII SS-Korps were poorly led and gained minimal ground even though they outnumbered the defending GIs. Reinforced overnight by the 17th Volksgrenadier Regiment and the 36th Volksgrenadier Division, the XIII SS-Korps continued its attacks the following morning.
Attacker: German (SS) (SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 37, SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 653, and Flammkompanie 353, SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 17, "Götz von Berlichingen")
Defender: American (71st and 397th Infantry Regiments, 44th Infantry Division, and 776th Tank Destroyer and 749th Tank Battalions)
Turns: 8.5 Players: 2 OBA: Both Night: No
Gros Rederching, France 1945-01-02
Squads: A:18.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:15 JgdPz VI x 2 StuH 42 (L) x 2 JgdPz 38(t)(Fl) x 1 StuG IIIG x 4 SPW 251/1 x 6