Our game represents the initial German counter attacks on the 11th of September. The River Moselle is just off to the right of the photo. The Americans are holding the ridge with 2 reinforced companies. A reduced infantry company of 17th SS Panzergrenadiers with an attached mechanized recon platoon occupy the village of Corny at the bottom of the photo. The 3rd Panzergrenadiers are in the woods just off table on the left of the photo with a reduced company and a couple of StuG III. The smoke just in front of the village runs all the way back to the river, the Americans had set up smoke projectors to cover the crossing from direct observation.
17th SS recon unit moved out of the village to the smoke screen to do some spotting. This attracted the attention of the American FOO who bracketed the command with a stonk, 2 vehicles went up in smoke and the rest of the command fled back the village.
The next few moves saw the Germans pushing slowly along the ridge while the Americans began rushing troops over.
3rd Panzergrenadiers had pushed up their StuGs to assist in the firefight this however revealed a 57mm a/t gun which sent one of the StuGs scuttling back.
The ford was now deemed usable and the americans began rushing tanks over to assist in the defence.
A good game using our favourate ww2 rules battlegroup panzergrenadier.