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The Niscemi-Biscari Highway MTO (id:#56630)
Avalon Hill (AH:The General # 28.1 ID:T 9)
Prior Publication: AH: The General #17-2: SL E
See Also: The Niscemi-Biscari Highway by Multi-Man Publishing
Designer: Adaptation by Jim Stahler
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During the initial invasion of Sicily, many American parachute units were given the task of blocking German movement towards the landing beaches. One such, the 3rd Battalion of the 504th Parachute Regiment, landed two miles northwest of Biscari. After gathering as many of the scattered troopers as possible, the understrength battalion moved out towards the town of Niscemi. As they approached the Niscemi-Biscari highway, they encountered and captured two Italian anti-tank guns. With the newly acquired guns to bolster their defenses, the paratroopers dug in on positions covering the main highway. Not long after the Americans had finished laying mines, a German column approached, composed of mixed units of the Hermann Goring Division. Caught by surprise initially, the Germans soon recovered and pressed the attack. . .
Attacker: German (Aufklärungs Bataillon, Hermann Göring Division)
Defender: American (3rd Battalion, 504th PIR)  
Turns: 8     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Northwest of Biscari, Sicily, Italy 1943-07-10
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:8.0 D:6.0
AFVs: A:1
PSW 232(8 rad) x 1

Guns: A:0 D:2
Cannone da 47/32 x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: 47mm AT guns are subject to Captured use penalties for BOTH sides.
Map Board(s): 4 5
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
In the German setup instructions, change "5Q5" to "5Q6".MMP
The Amencans may use HIP for >= one squad-equivalent (and any SMC/SW stacked with it). Change the American Balance to "Each German unit has only half of its MF/MP in the German Tum 1 MPh.".J11
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Latest Updates:
Yarlis Rated the scenario2019-03-07 11:04:31
Yarlis Added a playing2019-03-07 11:04:19
hoxson1 Modified the Unit Elements2018-09-27 13:19:26
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2017-12-08 16:52:35
hoxson1 Modified the overview2017-12-08 16:51:59
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2019-03-03(A) Juan Garrido vs Solo American winResolved in the last CC
2016-10-05(A) patrick palma vs David Perham German win
2016-08-29(A) Jeff B vs Scott Sherer American winParatroopers' forward defense paid big dividends. Excellent mine placement limited the approach to the forward building and the Germans were slowly whittled away in what felt like a city fight. An active American sniper eliminated one leader and wounded another. The two captured guns did some damage and then quickly became piles of scrap metal. After a lengthy CC, which tied up a chunk of German forces for multiple turns, an American half squad died with valor by wiping out 2.5 German squads and a leader, preventing the Germans from even capturing one of the three buildings.
2014-10-18(D) Jeff B vs Daniel Soukup German winSome tactical blunders cost the Americans a potential victorious stand as the Germans tightened the noose during Turn 5. A last-turn pinning of an American half squad prevented a climatic CC culmination.
2013-03-16(D) Fred Ingram vs Eric Lussenhop German win
2008-12-08(D) Jesus Pie vs minaya American win
2008-02-12(D) Bill Brodie vs Simon Spinetti German win
2006-09-08(A) fabrizio da pra vs George Tournemire German win
2006-08-31(A) Paolo Cariolato vs Fabrizio Da Pra Draw
2005-04-30(D) Fred Ingram vs Jeff Thompson German win
2005-04-17(A) Fred Ingram vs Dave McLee German win
2005-04-10(A) Paolo Cariolato vs Nicola Marangon American win
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Avg Rating: 6.78Votes: 18
Views: 3521
To-Play list count: 6
Estimated Play time: 3.2 hours
Recorded Games: 12
Archive recorded plays:
American 4

ROAR Data:
Niscemi-Biscari Highway [Confirmed]
[A] German 76
[D] American 57
Wednesday 18 September 2019 09:59:17 AM  (c)dramsey 2019