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Backs to the Sea ETO (id:#55984)
Avalon Hill (ASL 3 - Yanks ID:19)
See Also: Backs to the Sea by Multi-Man Publishing
Designer: Rex Martin
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Balance:
GermanAmerican
Overview:
American Rangers had scaled the cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc only to find the coastal battery guns there gone from their casemates. But once atop the cliff, there was no returning to the sea. The Rangers set up a perimeter to await their relief at the hands of the 116th Infantry. Given all that was happening around them, the Germans were slow to react and mounted their first serious push against the isolated Americans around 1600 hours. . .
Attacker: German (726th Infantry Regiment)
Defender: American (Company F, 2nd Ranger Battalion)  
Turns: 7     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Pointe-du-Hoc, France 1944-06-06
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:18.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0
5cm leGrW 36 x 2
D:0
M19 60mm Mortar x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: BC
Map Board(s): 7 16 19
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
Replace Ihe 9-1 with a 9-2 in the American OB. Delete two 4-4-7s, two MMGs, one LMG, and one 5cm leGrW 36 MTR from the German OB. Change the American Balance to "Delete one 4-4-7 squad from the German OB.J11
Replace Ihe 9-1 with a 9-2 in the American OB. Delete two 4-4-7s, two MMGs, one LMG, and one 5cm leGrW 36 MTR from the German OB. Change the American Balance to "Delete one 4-4-7 squad from the German OB.J11
Replace Ihe 9-1 with a 9-2 in the American OB. Delete two 4-4-7s, two MMGs, one LMG, and one 5cm leGrW 36 MTR from the German OB. Change the American Balance to "Delete one 4-4-7 squad from the German OB.J11
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von Garvin Added a playing2017-01-28 20:01:19
von Garvin Rated the scenario2017-01-28 20:00:02
dmareske Added a playing2016-09-06 21:11:08
Hutch Set the designer field2016-08-20 14:25:10
JeffHew Rated the scenario2016-08-13 20:36:50
Last Played:
2017-02-11(D) David Garvin vs Logan Stallings American win
2016-07-26(D) Jeff Hew vs Perry Pender German win
2016-05-12(A) X von Marwitz vs Philipp Janssen German winThis time I played the Germans in the revanche of the training game (again, in the original Yanks 1 version). My Germans rushed the left flank, that is blocked off from American fire from the center right for some of the approach. The US units guarding the German advance were outnumbered and overpowered. German MMGs and MTRs covered the open area in the center, as to interdict any reinforcements that the Americans might send. Plan worked like in the textbook. I had the Americans in the woods area of on the right side holed up by start of turn 5 without German losses (though some brokies). The Americans conceded as a reinforcement attempt across the open area seemed deadly and would run into the Germans already lodged in the woods on the German right flank. Very hard on the US in the original version, as the Americans have to spread out but will have great difficulties to redeploy, thus ensuring the Germans outnumbering them.
2016-04-27(D) X von Marwitz vs Philipp Janssen American winPlayed ASL19 "Backs To The Sea" in the original version as in BV1 without J11 changes. I managed to "back off" the Germans and to emerge with an unscathed American OoB. Tactical brilliance? Nope. But rolling the right stuff at the right time surely helped. We will switch sides for the next training game, with my opponent now having a good idea of what can be done to the poor Germans...
2014-10-01(D) B-E Karlsson vs German American win
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Statistics:
Avg Rating: 6.42Votes: 26
Views: 2988
To-Play list count: 3
Estimated Play time: 4.2 hours
Recorded Games: 20
Archive recorded plays:
German6
American10
Drawn:0

ROAR Data:
Backs to the Sea [Confirmed]
[A] American 52
[D] German 78
Monday 21 August 2017 02:41:10 AM  (c)dramsey 2017