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Gavin Take ETO (id:#56518)
Avalon Hill (Classic ASL ID:T 1)
Prior Publication: AH: The General 24-2 ASL T1(Revision: MMP Website (Download))
See Also: Gavin Take by Avalon Hill Historical Gavin Take by Critical Hit Gavin Take by Multi-Man Publishing Gavin Take by Multi-Man Publishing
Designer: Joe Suchar & John Mishcon
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
One of the responsibilities of the Airborne troops was the seizure of several key bridges following the D-Day drop. One of these bridges was at Chef-du-Pont. Gavin organized a pickup force to take care of this bridge himself. With elements of the 507th split into two groups, he marched on Chef-du-Pont by closely parallel but different routes.
Attacker: American (507th Parachute Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division)
Defender: German (Grenadier Regiment 1057, 91st Air Landing Division)  
Turns: 6     Players: 3     OBA: None     Night: No
Chef-du-Pont, France 1944-06-06
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:10.0 D:7.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:0
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Hex 3M2 is rubbled at ground level, Boresighting is NA
Map Board(s): 3
Overlays: NONE
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AAR (view)Count_Zero2012-05-02 15:08:06
Latest Updates:
mike205 Rated the scenario2019-04-05 12:48:36
von Garvin Added a playing2019-03-23 15:33:52
lt_steiner Added a playing2019-01-29 18:45:26
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herblindi Added a playing2018-10-22 06:19:07
Last Played:
2019-03-23(D) David Garvin vs David Alexander German winGreat finish, but I held on to win. Great game on David's Part.
2019-01-29(A) O Ramaille vs German winFirst play on full ASL. The US paratroopers led by Gavin decided to run to the bridge under cover of the hill while Ostberg tried to fix German attention in the town. Ostberg was kept at bay while several German units slid South to protect the way to the bridge. Ferocious fight occurred with paratroopers going fanatic but fell under MG fire. Ostberg managed to cross the town and ran efficiently to the bridge with some troops. Gavin was killed and Maloney could not prevent the German to reinforce the bridge. A German victory by a hair's breadth.
2018-11-12(A) Scott Fischbein vs Joe Sterphone German winJoe's first game of ASL, and my first in a while!
2018-10-10(D) Steve Blickens vs Jake German winFun, close run.
2018-08-14(D) Andreas Lundin vs Mats American win
2018-08-10(A) Kermit Mullins vs Scott Waites German winMy STL opponent and I are just starting this one. We had everything ready to go, but an internet connection issue cancelled the day's game. So we are hoping to get this one back on track by September 7th.
2018-07-08(A) Jonathan Kapleau vs Duenskie, Ron German win
2018-06-28(A) B S vs Eric D. German win
2018-06-16(D) Jonathan Kapleau vs Cohen, Dave American win
2018-06-10(A) Jonathan Kapleau vs Griffa, Alberto American win
2018-01-13(A) Jonathan Kapleau vs Taylor, Greg American win
2018-01-06(D) Jonathan Kapleau vs Taylor, Greg German win
2017-12-28(D) B-E Karlsson vs American German winplayed a three player game against to beginners. Came down to the last shot.
2017-12-26(A) Jonathan Kapleau vs Sidhu, Paul American win
2017-12-17(D) todd Rezack vs Jim Hunter German win
2017-11-19(A) Jeff Waldon vs Paul Stuhlfaut American winVASL
2017-04-14(A) Bob Davis vs Steve Miller German win
2017-01-03(D) Jalmari Raippalinna vs Sauli J American win
2016-12-22(A) Itinerant Hobbyist vs Jim Burris German winShould've thought about hills more and line of sight. Also could've pressed by attack on the left flank.
2016-06-01(A) Jeff B vs Ryan Ellett American win
2016-05-15(A) Michal Bonaventura vs In progress
2016-03-06(D) Richard Carter vs Bob Devereaux German winGreat scenario. Germans were backed up to the bridge entrance. Laid a firelane and resid. Gavin tried to take 2 squads out and rolled a 1 KIA on the 2 resid.
2016-02-01(D) David Garvin vs Scott Bricker German win
2015-12-29(A) B-E Karlsson vs German American win
2015-12-05(A) Gordon Jupp vs Jeremy Shields American winGavin swept all before him!
2015-11-01(A) rene cote vs Myself German winSolitaire. Down to the wire German win on last turn as a desperate firelane on bridge entrance took down Gavin with snakes.
2015-08-18(D) Alberto Griffa vs Darrell Wright German win
2015-08-12(A) Jeff B vs Stuart Brant American win
2015-05-15(D) mark watson vs Paul Pethick German winGavin died w/o route options at the end and the germans were able to advance off enough units to secure victory.
2015-01-30(D) Jeff B vs Brian S. German winA German squad snuck off on the last turn to offset the American squad which made it off the turn before. As usual in this one, a close-fought game.
2014-12-12(A) Ed Bonilla vs American win
2014-10-27(A) B-E Karlsson vs German American winRookie game on both sides.Used Smoke to my advantage for a good win.
2014-10-25(D) leo zhu vs Richard413 German winJust a teaching play.
2014-07-12(A) Raoul Duke vs CB German winA very near run game, ultimately lost in a hail of gunfire and failed morale checks. Could have easily gone either way right up to the end.
2014-06-16(A) X von Marwitz vs Steve Bond American winThough this scenario does not look like much except for featuring remarkably both a 10-3 and a 10-2 representing Gavin and Ostberg. ROAR has this one extremely balanced with Germans 225 and Americans 227 reported wins. It turned out to be a blast to play. I tried to outflank the Germans keeping a few units back to hinder redeployment and to threaten Germans under DM. 10-3 Gavin's performance was quite mixed, as he pinned on the first opportunity screwing up some planned movement. When I had him in a position with a kill stack to spray-fire at the bad guys covering the exit area, you guessed it, he failed his MC, (of course all squads with him obeyed promptly when he called "Down, take cover!" failing their +3LLTCs... A DM broken German 4-6-7+LMG in the house that covered the exit area managed to HoB and to create a 8-1 leader during self rally, posing a nasty pain in my flank that I had thought taken care of by Ostberg.In the end, though, I managed to hole up the Germans in the southern part of the village and break all of them except a lone leader with a LMG. In my last MPh that one was forced to fire with the intent of preventing one squad equivalent plus leader the exit. As I had moved another US-squad that was unable to reach the exit hex ADJACENT before and the leader operated LMG could not leave residual FP in the exit hex, I had gained freedom of movement for the exit rush for more unit that he had left on the board, which gave me the win. There were many ups and downs in this one, so for several times it appeared that the opposing side was having the upper hand. I can recommend this scenario, which is not only useful for teaching new players.
2014-04-09(D) Aaron Sibley vs Randy Strader German winA good teaching scenario. Went to turn 5 but too much German firepower halted the American attack.
2014-04-02(D) leo zhu vs Erwin American wingood for newbie to learn LOS check.
2014-03-20(D) Aaron Sibley vs Rosta German winGood teaching Scenario.
2014-03-18(A) Peter Jelstrup vs Derek R. Ward American win
2014-03-18(D) Peter Jelstrup vs Derek R. Ward American win
2014-02-27(A) Daniel Soukup vs Brian M. American winGermans suffered from two wounded and eliminated leaders. The German foxhole with MMC, MMG and leader held strong until turn 4 when it was overwhelmed by Americans without having any supporting fire from the village at the time. Game ended on turn 4.
2014-02-04(D) J M vs M American winLost on final dr pinned trying to exit a squad to prevent American victory.
2013-10-23(A) Don Lazov vs Nathan Lazov American win
2013-09-13(A) Jeff B vs Michael Lucey American winIf you can get the 10-2 and 10-3 in close the Americans are awfully tough to stop.
2013-07-12(D) Jeff B vs Craig Kennedy German winMy plan to keep the awesome American firepower at bay was not as sound as I thought, but a couple of great shots saved the game.
2013-07-12(A) Jeff B vs Craig Kennedy German winGot overly aggressive first turn and the game could've actually been conceded at that point.
2013-02-25(A) Richard Agnew vs solo German winGood game. Went right down to the wire. On the final turn, the German MMG pinned a US squad on the exit hex, preventing any US units from leaving the board.
2013-01-24(A) Thierry Mathy vs Jipie American win
2012-12-21(D) Michal Kostan vs [solo] German win
2012-08-19(D) Timothy Burke vs Craig Kimerer American winPoor initial set up by Germans allowed the Yanks a too quick route to the exit hex.
2012-05-19(A) Richard Carter vs Douglas Roubidoux American winsnuck through the resid in exit hex, and blocked any exit for his troops.
2012-01-29(D) Luis Felip vs R American win
2011-10-22(D) nathan wegener vs Mike G German winClassic fun - good learning scenario. Power of concealment, residual, fire lanes, etc...
2011-10-16(D) Pieter Van Innis vs Roland Pirard German win
2011-09-24(D) Damon Baume vs Mike Restall German win
2010-12-20(D) Steve Bowen vs TmBl German winWon on last turn by laying a web of residual around the exit hex. Residual fire rolled low and that was the game.
2010-12-06(A) John Van Natta vs BrandonPDX American winFirst scenario back after a long layoff for BrandonPDX. The Americans got some great rolls and the 10-3 and 10-2 were deadly. Germans conceded after 3-1/2 turns. We'll be switching sides and trying this one again before diving into something more meaty.
2010-10-01(D) Lars Nordström vs Robert Andersson American win
2010-09-13(A) Jonathan Davis vs Jamey Cribbs American win
2010-09-02(D) Carlos Fdez. vs unknown American win
2010-09-02(A) Carlos Fdez. vs unknown American win
2010-09-02(A) Carlos Fdez. vs unknown American win
2010-09-02(A) Carlos Fdez. vs unknown American win
2010-09-02(A) Carlos Fdez. vs unknown American win
2010-09-02(A) Carlos Fdez. vs unknown American win
2010-04-12(A) John Shingara vs Cliff Smith German win10-3 leader pinned on exit hex turn 6 in resid. Very close game...enjoyed it
2010-03-29(D) John Shingara vs cliff Smith American winGerman played poorly.
2010-03-10(A) Kermit Mullins vs Scott Waites American winUS managed to slide around German right after eliminating Germans in village.
2010-01-12(D) Bill Brodie vs Tom McMahon German winGood game for teaching new players
2009-11-11(D) Rami Saarinen vs SA German winGood defense and bit of luck with dice.
2009-10-18(D) Christopher Dawson vs American German win
2009-10-04(D) Scott Fischbein vs Sam Stephenson German winSam's first game of full ASL - my first time defending in this scenario - fun!
2009-08-14(A) Rami Saarinen vs JR German winDamn, misread the VC. The pain!
2009-08-02(A) Luke Sineath vs Mike Weiss German win
2009-06-27(A) Andy Beaton vs Reid American winTraining game for reid - American leaders tipped the balance
2009-06-24(D) Rick Matheson vs Morbii German winGreat scenario. My second-ever game.
2009-04-18(D) Allen Evenson vs David Tsui, Richard Jenulis American winTraining game for David - they whipped my Amis.
2009-04-18(A) Allen Evenson vs Richard Jenulis German winAnother Split game w/ David T. Rich's German's held out.
2009-03-25(D) Niklas Johansson vs American winTriple HOB:ed stack with 10-3 and hero made this hard for the german.
2009-03-10(D) Paolo Cariolato vs Andrea Olivieri German win
2009-03-10(A) Paolo Cariolato vs Alessandro Demichelis German win
2008-07-16(A) Don Lazov vs David German win
2008-06-21(A) Joshua Walles vs Happy Jenkins German win
2008-03-09(D) Keith Colins vs Devon Harmon German winGreat Scenario, Americans were looking like they had a win until the dice did them in the last turn.
2008-03-01(A) Scott Fischbein vs Bryant Henley German win
2007-11-08(A) Simon Taylor vs Dave Ramsey German winDamn Hun.
2007-08-21(A) Giancarlo Ceccoli vs American win
2007-04-13(D) James Lowry vs --g-- German winFun game, won with the 'foxhole on the exit' gambit and only one intact squad.
2006-07-20(D) Alan Peterson vs Andrew Nugteren American win
2005-09-01(A) Jim Rupp vs Jeff Chirpeski German win
2005-04-16(A) James Lowry vs Patch Bunny German winI honestly cannot remember playing this....
2004-06-13(A) Thomas Lynch vs Mark Dyson American win
2004-04-20(A) Alan Peterson vs Ron Mosher German win
2004-04-01(A) Paolo Cariolato vs Nando Ferrari German win
2004-01-15(D) Juan Garrido vs Pecete American win
2004-01-10(A) Aaron Sibley vs Andy Tucker American win
2002-01-26(A) Fred Ingram vs Chris Edwards German win
2001-02-03(D) Brian Blad vs Ben Smith American win
1997-01-31(D) Dan Best vs Rob Seulowitz American winWinter Offensive Tournament.
1996-11-15(D) Aaron Sibley vs Ian Pollard German win
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Gavin Take [Confirmed]
[A] American 220
[D] German 216
Tuesday 23 April 2019 05:06:20 AM  (c)dramsey 2019