The 2nd Panzer Division had made the most progress during the Ardennes offensive, and was positioned a mere 6 kilometers from the Meuse River. General Harmon, the 2nd Armored Division commander, contacted headquarters for permission to attack and, after a convoluted series of messages, received permission for a limited counterattack. Harmon responded, "The bastards are in the bag."
Attacker: American (Task Force A & B, 2nd Armored Division)
Defender: German (2nd Panzer Division)
Turns: 8 Players: 2 OBA: Both Night: No
Celles, Belgium 1944-12-25
Squads: A:16.0 D:17.0
AFVs: A:40 M4A3E2(L) x 1 M4A3(76)W x 6 M4A3(105) x 1 M4A3(75)W x 3 M4A1 x 3 M36 GMC x 2 M5A1 x 2 M3(HMG) x 1 M3(MMG) x 1 M3A1 ht x 4 M3 ht x 15 M4A3E2 x 1
D:21 PzKpfw VG x 5 PzKpfw IVJ x 2 PzKpfw IVH x 2 JgdPz IV/70 x 2 sIG 38(t)M x 1 FlaKPz IV/20 x 1 FlaKPz 38(t) x 1 SPW 251/10 x 1 SPW 251/1 x 6