THIS IS THE ORDERING PAGE FOR ATS HILL 609.
Historical modules built around the War in North Africa are
few and far between, with the undersigned leading the charge in
that realm. That thrust continues with an interesting battlefield
unlike any other depicted to date: hill 609, aka “Djebel
This hill was an important height in the zone of the U.S. II Corps
and German control of the strategic height could not be allowed
to stand. The resulting battle would come to be known as “the
American Army's coming-of-age” after what had been somewhat
of a lackluster performance to that point in this, the first American
campaign of the war that pitted Yanks vs. ‘Krauts’.
In a foretelling of what American boys would face at ‘Bloody
Omaha’ about a year later, the attack had to be frontal –
a suggestion that the hill be bypassed was rejected by General
Omar Bradley. Instead, the American 34th Infantry Division, commanded
by Major General Charles Ryder, would ‘get after it’,
and ‘it’ was nothing less than one of the most difficult
objectives in all of Tunisia.
The hill was shielded by steep slopes. The Germans had abundant
artillery to lay in, and supported fire from nearby heights made
the going that much more difficult.
The result was a stiff battle and high casualties on both sides.
The young men of the 34th managed to capture Hill 609 on 30 April,
after three days of fighting … only to face enemy counter-attacks
the following day. It was a near run thing, and a bloody one at
that. But just as they would at Omaha Beach, the American fighting
man showed his mettle. The German soldier of World War II would
have no choice but to fear the Yank adversary in the days and
months ahead, after the sacrifices made in American blood at Hill
Includes at a brand new historical map, at least 8 new scenarios,
all the combat counters needed to play and a color folio. You
will need to own the ATS Rulebook and standard system markers
- plus one or more 10-sided dice (2 or more suggested). This order
represents the production of a custom made item and your order
represents a contract for purchase and may not be canceled and
ships upon completion. International orders will be notified of
final postage prior to shipment.
The publisher reserves the right to ADD additional components
to this product. You will NEVER BE BILLED MORE for additions made
after your order.