Ripples on the Pond ETO (id:#60250)
(Operations Special Issue #1 ID: S30)
Apweiler, Germany 1944-11-16 (3 others)
Designer: Ken Dunn
Starter kit scenario?: Deluxe scenario?:
No balance information available
Overview:Operation Queen was the codename for the assault into the Roer River plain. The American XIX Corps was to cross the Roer and drive towards the Rhine. Most of the terrain was flat and dotted with villages and cultivated fields. The tankers of the 2nd Armored Division were concerned with the soggy soil conditions. For their part, the Germans had established a defensive pattern with the villages as integral parts of concentric arcs fanning outward from the major towns like ripples in a pond. The 2nd Armored Division had divided their attack into three Task Forces, each with a different objective and avenue of approach. Task Force 2 attacked in the center zone. Moving slowly in second gear because of the soggy ground, the tanks were unopposed until they reached a point about 500 yards from Apweiler. Then, undetected anti-tank guns opened up, having hidden in the orchards and fringe woods around the village.
Attacker: American (CCB 2nd Armored Division)
Defender: German (176th Infantry Division)
4.5 turnsPlayers: 2 OBA: None Night: No
|Squads: A:6.0 D:4.5|
M4A2(L) x 3D:0
|Guns: A:0 D:2 |
7.5cm PaK 40 x 2
|Misc Rules:||SK1 Rules. Soggy ground - AFVs only move half of printed MP|
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|2021-04-27||(D) Alexey Kolleganov||vs||Fedor Grachev|| American win|
|4 turns played.|
2nd turn Allied - First revealed German AT gun kills American Leader 9-1 and two 666 squads (snake eyes), then shocked tank crew and destroyed another tank (magic RoF).
2nd turn Axis - After an amazing shooting the crew makes a relaxing walk thru an adjacent forest hexagon.
3rd turn Allied - Shocked crew get UK state.
3rd turn Axis - German leader 8-0 and squad 467 started Close Combat in brush hex adjacent to german AT gun, then continue MELEE 4th turn. Some Americans joined melee. Brave Americans won the melee fight.
4th turn Axis - After a relaxing walk German gun crew returned to AT gun, found it, and started sending shell after shell (again magic RoF) shooting in American guys who won the melee fight. Leader 8-1 and two 666 squads stayed lying on the battle field (another snake eyes).
But Americans won the scenario succesfully moving 3 tanks and one 666 squad off the map.
|2021-04-13||(A) Alexey Kolleganov||vs||Igor Luckyanov||German win|
|2021-04-13||(D) Igor Luckyanov||vs||Alexey Kolleganov||German win||It was my turn to play Scenario of the Month via VASSAL at the face of our local ASL group here in Russia. I was a little bit nervous of the big number of spectators, but nevertheless was lucky enough to win shootin four American tanks, the first by Panzer Faust on the first turn, the other three by AT Guns fire from the rear. The fourth American tank was shooted on the third turn, so it was a pre-scheduled victory!|
|2021-04-09||(A) Dmitry Klyuykov||vs||Fedor Grachev||American win||Both guns were discovered quickly. One crew was destroyed almost immediately, the second gun malfunctioned after Intensive Fire, which decided the fate of the game, as all of the tanks were still intact.|
|2021-04-06||(D) Igor Stolyarenko||vs||Gleb Paskevich|| American win|
|Failures followed me to the very end...)|
|2021-04-06||(A) Gleb Paskevich||vs||Igor Stolyarenko||American win|
|2021-03-20||(D) Craig Renier||vs||Steve Boro|| German win|
|Turn 1 started badly for the American when a German AT gun appeared and was able to destroy two American tanks despite movement and hindrance TH modifiers. With that initial loss, the Americans advanced cautiously costing valuable time to reach the exit edge. A flanking force maneuvered around the German right, but woods and distance kept them from making substantive gains.|
|2020-09-29||(A) Scott Fischbein||vs||Michael Holy||American win||Americans used smoke to mask their advance, German gun in the woods broke after missing its first few shots, With all but one of the American tanks and lots of squads bearing down on them, and only one functioning gun left, Germans decided to call it a day.|
|2020-07-07||(A) Javier Rodrigo Ballesteros||vs||Carles||German win|
|2020-06-07||(D) Derek Dunn||vs||Kevin Sanders||American win||American infantry came in stacked in two stacks. Both took low FP shots, but DRs of 2 and 5. They rolled poorly on the MCs and became non-factors. HIP gun in the grain took out 2 Shermans with rate shots in the turrets. Game conceded. Agreed the infantry needed to spread out more and the tanks use more smoke.|
|2020-05-24||(A) Raoul Duke||vs||BS||American win||In order to win, the US needs to use all the varieties of SMOKE at their disposal: Smoke Mortars, WP, Smoke, infantry Smoke. The Germans need to use the threat of Panzerfausts to inhibit US movement. That didn't happen here, and the Germans paid a bloody price.|
|2020-02-16||(D) Jonathan Kapleau||vs||Cusick, John||German win|
|2018-03-01||(D) Tripp Killin||vs||Sebastian Killin||American win||German didn't quite cover the closest exit hex with his guns, and required a bit of manhandling to bring them to bear. By that time American FP and SMOKE were causing havoc. American ended up with 12VP exited vs. 10 required. Last 4 went through shots and residual, so it was close. A tight little scenario. Fun and quick.|
|2017-12-21||(A) O Ramaille||vs||German win||The Shermans were fearful of the AT guns and decided to turn around the woods where they expected the Germans to be hiding. However it was way too long, and the Americans did not succeed in getting any VP out. A major victory for the Germans.|
|2016-11-21||(A) Tom Abromaitis||vs||Matt Russman||German win|
|2016-09-05||(A) Tom Abromaitis||vs||German win|
|2011-07-13||(D) Martí Cabré||vs||Miguel Llorca||Draw||We stopped the PBEM play after a couple of turns. Some tanks destroyed, some infantry broken, nothing decided.|
|2010-01-01||(D) Pablo Barreiro||vs||Alex||American win|
|2009-07-14||(A) Jonathan Davis||vs||Dan Cunningham||German win|
|2008-10-09||(D) Allen Evenson||vs||Trevor Bender||American win||Tanks ruled the day.|
|LastViking Added a playing||2021-05-20 19:21:40|
|LastViking Added a playing||2021-04-29 17:31:46|
|LastViking Rated the scenario||2021-04-14 19:07:36|
|StolIB Added a playing||2021-04-14 04:18:26|
|Igor Luckyanov Added a playing||2021-04-13 21:11:41|
|(sherman passes AT.png)||Image||hoxson1||345|
|VASL Log file (S 30 Ripples On The Pond Steve B and Craig R.vlog)||VASL Game Log||Heloanjin||111|
|VASL Log file (S30_210406.vlog)||VASL Game Log||StolIB||79|
|VASL Log file (S30_210427.vlog)||VASL Game Log||LastViking||68|