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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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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.
2016-01-17(A) Colin Emerson vs Michael Dorosh German winInteresting scenario, but I had it put on me. Everything destroyed. Hidden 88's, Hidden squad stack. Overly effective. JagdPz entry on canal board leads to rear entry probing.
2015-12-27(D) Paolo Cariolato vs andrea pagni British winIt's a classic, unfortunately the crocs are a very iffy and powerful asset. They single handed ripped my defences apart. Nice game btw.
2014-08-10(D) Gordon Jupp vs Jeremy Shields German winBoth AT guns managed kills with their first shots but then succumbed to OBA and close assault. But both Crocodiles were destroyed and sufficient delays maent the Brits couldn't achieve enough points. Good game and worth a replay!
2013-03-10(D) mark watson vs Richard Carter German winGermans won by less than 10 points, but all that was left of them was a couple of broken squads and the TDs. One Crocodile was all that remained of the British AFV. Super cool scenario. The British OBA is devastating as are their tanks. The infantry have a hard time, though.
2012-01-15(A) Steve Bowen vs AK British winDefender tried for a frontal defense rather than falling back ahead of the slow moving Crocodiles. He got roasted and toasted for his efforts and resigned early.
2011-05-17(D) Andy Beaton vs Jeff Wasserman British winConceded after my infantry was slaughtered, but may have conceded too soon. The point spread was closer than I thought.
2009-11-10(D) Martin Sabais vs Tosh German win
2009-10-07(D) Jeff Waldon vs Wes Vaughn British winASLOK-Ass whuppin received. AT Gun placement was poor.
2009-09-21(A) Scott Fischbein vs Bryant Henley British winGreat scenario!
2009-07-31(A) Dan Best vs Shawn Ettleman British winSt. Louis Tournament.
2008-12-31(D) nathan wegener vs Albert W German winLives up to the reputation. A fun play.
2007-08-21(D) David Ramsey vs Martin Barker German win
2007-04-01(D) fabrizio da pra vs Nicola Marangon British win
2007-02-03(A) Paolo Cariolato vs Stefano Giombini British win
2006-11-09(D) Fernando Garcia-Maniega vs Alex L. Serrano British win
2006-08-13(A) David Reenstra vs Dave Perham British win
2003-01-26(D) Steffen Knippel vs Gerry Proudfoot British win
2002-03-16(D) Thomas Lynch vs Sean Finnerty German win
2001-01-26(A) Bill Brodie vs Dave Wilson German win
2000-12-13(A) Jeff T vs JVan British winHOB hero turned defeat into victory in this classic. Must play.
1998-07-01(A) David Ramsey vs David Otway German winMy first ever game of ASL :)
1998-01-16(A) Jason Wert vs Derrick Beckner German win
1995-11-03(A) Aaron Sibley vs Nick Brown British win
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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)Imagehoxson1464
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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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Cold Crocodiles [Confirmed]
[A] British 178
[D] German 142
Saturday 19 October 2019 05:40:33 AM  (c)dramsey 2019