German forces were able to capitalize on this and with mounting pressure from the east as Soviet forces prepared for a winter offensive, Hitler decided to launch one last gamble – a massive counter offensive against the Allies in December 1944. The German assault (including 45-divisions) launched against American defenders dug in across the Ardennes region led to the largest single battle fought by the US Army in the entire twentieth century. The stakes could not have been higher for either side – for Germany it truly was a last attempt to avoid being completely overwhelmed by the Western Allies, whilst for the American forces bearing the brunt of the assault, there was a very real threat that a German breakthrough could have undone all of the successes since D-Day.
Battle Of The Bulge is a campaign expansion to Bolt Action &
compatible with both 1st and 2nd editions. Crammed with scenarios, new
units and new rules whilst still giving some historical background for
context. Everything you need to explore one of the most complex series
of engagements in the European Theatre of Operations is within the 124
pages of this full colour book.
The book is divided into easy sections that take a brief look at a particular historical time frame, the combatants involved (including any special characters that made an appearance) – then moves on to introduce the special Bolt Action scenario, with any special rules or new units clearly explained, along with the recommended force selectors to use when preparing your forces.
The 12 scenarios are overflowing with detail and cover actions that were happening just prior to and after the more famous ‘Bulge’ battles:
Scenario 1: Retreat Through the Mons Pocket The Aftermath
Scenario 2: The Battle of Hürtgen Forest
Scenario 3: The Battle of St Vith
Scenario 4: The Battle of Elsenborn Ridge – featuring Grenadier Radfahrzug Squad
Scenario 5: Kampfgruppe Peiper
Scenario 6: The Siege of Bastogne
Scenario 7: Operation Greif – featuring Panzerbrigade 150 Reinforced Platoon
Scenario 8: The Battle of Foy – featuring First Lieutenant Ronald Speirs
Scenario 9: Bandit Country
Scenario 10: Fogged Out
Scenario 11: Defend The Bridge
Scenario 12: The Colmar Pocket