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Ghosts and Thunderbolts ETO (id:#58980)
The Bunker (Dispatches from the Bunker #20 ID:DB047)
Designer: Ralph McDonald
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Balance:
GermanAmerican / Partisan (FFL)
Overview:
The 45th Infantry Division ‘Thunderbirds’ was a war weary outfit. The division had landed in North Africa, taken part in the invasion of Sicily, saved the Salerno beachhead and was in the center of the Allied line at Anzio. Now it was spearheading Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France. On August 30th as the 179th Infantry Regiment entered Meximieux, they were told by the townspeople that the Germans were retreating. Later that Day, two Stukas dive-bombed the village, which should have been an indication that the Germans were still around. Later that night, elements of the German 11th ‘Ghost’ Panzer Division began to infiltrate into the village. Attacking early in the morning from all directions, with a mortar barrage followed by panzergrenadiers and tanks, they caught the Americans by surprise. The Americans repulsed this and a second attack with artillery support and assistance from the French Resistance. The Germans attacked yet a third time. The U.S. commander, Lt. Col. Davison made a bold decision, positioning his only two tank destroyers in front of city hall with muzzles pointing in opposite directions. . .
Attacker: German (Elements of the 11th "Ghost" Panzer Division)
Defender: American / Partisan (FFL) (Elements of A and D Companies, 179th Inf Regiment, 45th Infantry Division "Thunderbirds" and elements of F and HQ Companies, cooks, clerks and FFL(Forces Francaises Libres))  
Turns: 7.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Meximieux, France 1944-09-01
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:18.0 D:20.0
AFVs: A:6
PzKpfw VG x 4
PzKpfw IVA x 2

D:2
M10 GMC x 2

Guns: A:0 D:2
M1 81mm Mortar x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Units with NO MOVE until LOS to enemy; NO factories, treat as multi-hex bldgs. Riders
Map Board(s): 46 49 51
Overlays: NONE
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Hutch Modified the Defender's Guns2017-10-12 07:05:22
Hutch Modified the unit counts2017-10-12 07:05:22
hoxson1 Uploaded an Image2017-09-27 15:31:49
hoxson1 Modified the Theatre2016-09-02 19:49:17
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2016-08-25 18:04:03
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Statistics:
Avg Rating: n/aVotes: 0
Views: 837
To-Play list count: 1
Estimated Play time: 9.3 hours
Recorded Games: 0
Archive recorded plays:
German0
American / Partisan (FFL)0
Drawn:0

ROAR Data:
Ghosts and Thunderbirds [Confirmed]
[A] American 9
[D] German 1
Monday 18 December 2017 06:06:30 AM  (c)dramsey 2017