Colin Y.J. Chung

GAME: Celles -The Ardennes, December 23-27, 1944
PUBLISHER: Revolution Games
DESIGNER: Roger Miller
ARTIST: 
Mark Mahaffey
YEAR:  2012
OPPONENT: 2H-Solitaire
GAME/TURN:
G01/T08, December 27th, 1944 - Day

Chit, Supply, & Initiative

  • Supply: Pzr Lehr in 0213 isolated
  • Initiative: Allies d10=3(4), Germans d10=7. Germans will go first

German AP1

  • Germans pull FBB. Fuck.
  • Germans activate 2nd Pzr SP/AT in 2315 ➔ 2113 Rochefort for 4MP

Allies AP1

  • Allies pull Air Strike
  • Allies pull Extra Move
  • Allies pull 84th
  • Air Strike in Givet at isolated Pzr Lehr. d10=1 no effect.
  • Allies activate 29th in 0409 ➔ 0212 for 5MP + 6MP for m.atk into 0213 Givet on Pzr Lehr, with help from 2nd Arm in 0313
    • 16A/8D, +2 isolated, -1 river, -2 town, 2-1CRT/-1DRM, d10=6(5). Retreat into 0315. 29th advances into Givet

Allies AP2

  • Allies pull replacement
  • Allies pull 29th
  • Allies uses extra move 2nd Arm in 2810 instead ➔ 2412 for 11.5MP
  • Allies activate 2nd Arm in 2810 again ➔ 2210 for 3MP + 9MP h.atk into 2113 Rochefort against 2nd Pzr SP/AT
    • 15A/3D, +1 heavy, +1 day, -1 river, -2 town. 5-1CRT/-1DRM, d10=9(8). 2nd Pzr eliminated. 2nd Arm advance into Rochefort.

Allies AP3

  • Allies pull 2nd Arm
  • Allies replace 2nd Arm at 0313
  • 2nd Arm in 0313 ➔ 0314 for 4MP + 6MP m.atk @ Pzr Lehr in 0315
    • 15A/8D, +2 isolated, +1 day, -1 wood, 3-2CRT/+2DRM, d10=4(6). Retreat to 0516 Winenne
  • 2nd Arm in 2809 ➔ 3206 for 4MP + 6MP @ 116th Pzr in 3306 Hotton.
    • 15A/8D, -2 town, +1 day. 3-2CRT/-1DRM, d10=3(2). 2nd retreats to 3105.

Final Scoring

  • Germans at Meuse during game 6VP
  • Allies hold Marche & Rochefort 4VP
  • Germans hold Hotton 2VP
  • Germans do not hold Ciney, Beauraing, Givet, or Dinant 0VP
  • Germans eliminated 9 steps: 9VP
  • Allies eliminated 13 steps: 13VP

GERMANS: 17VP
ALLIES: 17VP

Thoughts on Turn Eight

Germans pulling FBB in the last turn and then getting airstruck is the worst of luck. It reduced the final turn to one measly move. Taking Rochefort made the most sense. But they couldn't defend it. Not with the Allies action economy.

Looking back the last few turns, I really needed the 116th Panzer to be activated more. They didn't do much after showing up.