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Cold Crocodiles ETO (id:#56266)
Avalon Hill (AH:ASL Annual `90 ID:A 25)
Designer: Pat Jonke
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Operation Blackcock's plan was for 12th Corps to clear the German 176th and 183rd Infantry Divisions, well dug in with anti-tank guns, from a triangle formed by the rivers Roer, Wurm and Maas. The Division was on the left bank with 131st Brigade attacking northwards to secure Echt, Schilberg and Susteren. The plan was then for 22nd Armoured Brigade to break through north towards Montfort and St. Odilienburg. After the normal problems with traffic congestion the 1/5th Queens advanced, supported by flail tanks and artillery. There then ensued several days of hard fighting across canal after canal, through village after village and at St. Joost, they came upon three Companies for German Paratroops, who inflicted heavy casualties on the 8th Hussars and Rifle Brigade. Crocodile flame-thrower tanks were used to help clear them out, but the village had to be taken house by house, with the enemy only withdrawing when the flames got too much for them.
Attacker: British (I Company, 1st Rifle Brigade and C Squadron, 8th Hussars/141st Armoured Regiment)
Defender: German (Regiment "Huebner", Fallschirmjäger Division 8/Reinforcements)  
Turns: 8     Players: 2     OBA: British     Night: No
Saint Joost, The Netherlands 1945-01-20
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:12.0 D:9.0
AFVs: A:6
Challenger x 2
Cromwell VII x 2
Churchill Crocodile x 2

JgdPz IV x 2

Guns: A:0
OML 2-in. Mortar x 2
8.8cm PaK 43/41 x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: A: FTV2
Map Board(s): 23 24
Overlays: NONE
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Agoldin Added a playing2020-01-25 11:08:50
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2020-01-24(A) Andy Goldin vs Scott Holst German winMy initial excitement at playing a classic scenario was extinguished as my attacking moves were effectively countered by Scott's flexing defense. One of my tanks failed to start (Red MP, rolled a 12), effectively putting it out of the game. I lost two tanks to unexpected LOS from his 88s. My artillery and Scott's continuing failure of NMCs kept me in the game. Although my remaining tank-killing tank kept his SP ATGs from crossing the canal, they did get a KIA against my MMG kill stack thereby neutering any further effort on that board. In the south, my artillery failed to suppress his remaining 88, which then knocked out my last Crocodile as it made a run for the town. In light of my losses I no longer had enough combat power to take much of anything, so it was game over by turn 6.
2019-05-01(D) Dave Mareske vs Dan Best German winCouple of good shots early on against Dan's British crawlers found me on the way to victory. I think the British player needs to be very liberal with the SMOKE and stay away from the fausts.
2018-04-28(A) Jonathan Kapleau vs Duenskie, Ron German win
2017-11-12(D) jon smith vs british German winbrits pushed the west flank through the woods and into the 'valley' area... germans in there were doomed and were captured. But while attacking the british lost 2 tanks, the crocodiles came on and aided the attack before both malfunctioning the flamethrowers. On the other side another british tank was taken out by 88mm and after rallying from OBA the germans counterattacked and retook the large buildings initially lost... the jpanzer charged across the canal and 1 took out the final british Cromwell while other looped around the map and came up behind the valley crocs.... in the end germans had 74vp and british 62... this was despite germans forgetting to use 2 of the 5 4 8 mmc and an 88mm which was not placed on table. OBA was devastating and the crocs too, but they are too slow to aid in the main attack into key buildings outside of the 'valley' meaning the brits just cannot make the ground up.
2016-01-17(D) Michael Dorosh vs Colin Emerson German winComplete beat-down, 65 VP to 23 VP. British attacked piecemeal, divided and destroyed in detail.
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1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, supported by Crocodile flame-throwers, attack the village of St Joost, Netherlands, 20 January 1945. (crocodile st joost2.png)Imagehoxson1517
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1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, supported by Crocodile flame-throwers, attack the village of St Joost, Netherlands, 20 January 1945.
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Avg Rating: 8.10Votes: 40
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Estimated Play time: 7.3 hours
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Cold Crocodiles [Confirmed]
[A] German 153
[D] British 186
Tuesday 18 February 2020 08:42:54 PM  (c)dramsey 2020