ATS BATTLE OF THE BULGE: HOLD AT ALL
COSTS is a detailed ATS module that
depicts the desperate stand to hold the Germans off on the outskirts
of Bastogne. The die was cast for a showdown at Bastogne by 1400
hours on December 18, 1944. That was when one of two blocking
positions behind the 28th Division on the St. Vith-Bastogne road,
this held by Task Force Rose, was overrun. The other, situated
along the Wiltz-Bastogne road and held by Task Force Hayze, was
overrun during the night of December 18-19. With their successes,
German units at the tip of the Rundstedt Offensive
spear were within three kilometers of the critical radial highway
net at Bastogne. By holding here the American VIII Corps could
thwart German aims to strike west to the line of the Meuse River.
What you get!