19 December 1944:
Locked at the bottom of a steep slope leading down from the Baugnez
road junction, the little town of Ligneuville known as Engelsdorf
by the Germanswas occupied by the 49th AAA Brigade HQ along
with company kitchens, supply trucks and some troops and tanks
of the 9th Armored Division doing repair work on tank tracks.
Suddenly in the early afternoon, a tankdozer came racing down
the hill at breakneck speed announcing imminent danger. As sounds
of battle were heard coming from somewhere to the north, General
E. J. Timberlake and his staff decided to leave at once. The incredulous
officer in charge of the 9th Armored supply column went up the
hill to investigate and was captured while standing face to face
with German tanks. The remnants of Peipers forward elements
drove through the town without any problem and took their objective:
the bridge across the Amblève. When Peiper's engineers
began to check the bridge for demolition charges, American machine-gunners
caused several casualties. While the tanks reduced this rather
light opposition, a few other German vehicles entered the town,
including Peiper in a halftrack. A Panther was suddenly hit and
destroyed by a hidden Sherman on a side street. Two halftracks
were also destroyed before the troublemaker was eventually knocked
out. Peiper himself had to hide when the halftrack he was riding
in entered the field of fire.
This is PURPLE HEART PACK
-- provided to each participant at the upcoming NY ASL® CHAMPIONSHIP
-- and made available here in the event ANY of our customers that
can't make the trip to Albany wish to have one.
Each participant will
receive a 'Purple Heart I Heart NY Bulge Mini Module' as a free
gift just for making the trip to the Empire State. This incentive
is being provided by Critical Hit, Inc. as a New York Corporation
in good standing for over 20 years and to thank the event organizers
for bringing commerce to our state. Critical Hit, Inc. has provided
jobs to Americans through its creation of original boardgame products
and publications since inception through its manufacturing.efforts.
The gift set will be
bagged, and includes a full-color cardstock folder-style wrap,
4 scenarios (one two 2-sided cards) in color format using original
military art created by CH, and 2 × folding AP-style geo
boards (one piece folding boards) in 'winterized' format In keeping
with the season, all scenarios have Battle of the Bulge themes
AND can be played using standard modules (i.e., ownership of KGP
is not required; that said, the original designer of one of the
scenarios is Philippe Leonard, designer of KGP [and once a week-long
overnight guest in my home]).
See below for a screen
shot. The scenarios will also provide another opportunity to use
the new winter-garbed color MMC/SMC counters provided in the brand
new Huertgen Forest/Schmidt releases (and can also be played using
their standard Americans).
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
WITH EACH COPY:
- >> Two
AP-style folding winterized geo boards
- >> 4 Scenarios
in color format on two cards.
- >> Color
folio style wrap