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Cradle to Grave ETO (id:#61658)
(ASL Journal #10 ID:J154)
Designer: Pete Shelling
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GermanAmerican / FFI
The area around Lyon was known as the “cradle of the resistance” due to activity of the FFI. Consequently, after landing in southern France on 15 August and heading quickly northward, the American Seventh Army encountered more friendly maquisards than German opposition. Advancing 300 miles in just 14 days, Maj. General William Eagles’ 45th “Thunderbird” Infantry Division secured a bridge over the Rhone at the town of Meximieux. It was here that the German Nineteenth Army chose to turn and fight the Thunderbirds, despite the fact that the countryside was crawling with maquis.
Attacker: German (Panzer-Division 11)
Defender: American / FFI (179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, 645th Tank Destroyer Battalion / 117th Cavalry Squadron and FFI)  
Turns: 6.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Meximieux, France 1944-09-01
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:14.0 D:19.0
AFVs: A:8
PzKpfw VG x 2
SPW 251/2 x 1
SPW 251/sMG x 1
PzKpfw IVH x 2
PzA III/IV x 2

M10 GMC x 2
M5A1 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: NQ in effect. D: M5A1s have Gyrostabilizers. Variable Partisan OB - DCs, Mines or ? counters
Map Board(s): 10 18
Overlays: NONE
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hoxson1 Modified the Unit Elements2019-01-09 17:34:04
hoxson1 Modified the overview2019-01-09 17:30:31
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-01-09 17:24:09
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Danno Added a playing2018-04-15 01:19:20
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2018-04-14(A) Kermit Mullins vs Dan Best German winWhat a game! Dan Best and I took these one down to the last turn and final close combats. My Germans managed to win three ambushes and infiltrate into just enough building hexes to steal the win. Both sides were battered and bloodied with only one M-10 left for the tanks. Great game with so much variety of play. Certainly one of the great scenarios out there.
2017-02-23(D) mark watson vs Ken Dunn German winI think this is actually pretty skewed to the Americans, but I managed to get destroyed in the end. The Partisans can't be too sneaky -- I think they've got to set up next to the town and make a bee-line for it the second the game starts. The Americans need to keep the Germans off the hills and try and slow down the tanks. All in all this is a west-front slug fest that feels very east-front. Great opponent, good scenario.
2014-01-29(D) Davide Bendazzi vs Alessandro Demichelis German wintwo German hero creation, two CH with 150mm, 2 misses with zooks at adj PZIVH, lot of fire with minuses without effects.. too much for the Americans... anyway nice scenario
2013-05-17(A) Lee Bray vs American / FFI winI didn't really get the subtleties of this scenario and so messed up my approach. Despite this all went well for the first couple of turns until the US mortars revealed themselves - taking out one of my panthers quite quickly. It was downhill from there and I never really penetrated into the board 10 village. I conceded somewhere around turn 4 when my other panther was Shocked and failed to recover. My poor showing was entirely my own fault and I'd give this a go again as either side as it's such an interesting situation.
2013-03-08(A) Dirk Beijaard vs Pierce Ostrander American / FFI win
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Estimated Play time: 8.3 hours
Recorded Games: 7
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Cradle to Grave
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[A] German 5
[D] American/Free French 4
Tuesday 19 February 2019 06:13:04 PM  (c)dramsey 2019