This weekend the local
HMGS-South group played a Rapid Fire scenario based on the battle of Hatten Rittershoffen, in Alsace, France, in January of 1945.
Elements of the 14th Armored Division, 242nd Infantry Regiment and 315th Infantry Regiment attempt to secure the villages of Hatten and Rittershoffen but are counterattacked by units of 21st the Panzer, 25th Panzer Grenadier and 47th Volksgrenadier
The northern 88, to be knocked out early in the battle.
The seemingly empty town actually crawling with German infantry.
The southern 88 survived but didn’t hit much.
The Americans advance on a broad front and rush across the only bridge.
What little is left of the first infantry unit across the bridge is pinned down.
Infantry use the dry river bed for cover.
The lead tanks are severely handled.
Many vehicles bog down crossing the dry river bed.
The counter attack of the 21st Panzer catches the Americans by surprise.
Carnage on both sides as the tanks engage at point blank range.
Tigers can be destroyed with a good die roll.
A virtual draw at the end of the game.