QUATRE-BRAS CROSSROADS, BELGIUM, 21 December 1944: Finding himself deprived
of armored fighting elements, the commandant of the 3rd Armored
Divisions CCR, Colonel Robert Howze hurriedly called Captain
Clifford Mize, leading Company A of the 32nd Armored
Regiment (situated at the Erezée bridge) back to Soy. When
Mize arrived with his sixteen Shermans he received orders to take
control of a small force, combining his medium tank company with
Company C, 33rd Armored Regiment (M5A1 light tanks)
and Company B, 36th Infantry Regiment. His mission
was three-fold. To take the Quatre-Bras crossroads, to send reinforcements
to the Hotton garrison as soon as possible, and to provide protection
to the HQ in Soy. Mize divided his force in three parts, sending
one group, commanded by Captain Smithers, towards Hotton. At 0900
hours, protected by the same fog that hid the Germans during their
advance, Mize took command of the second group and attacked swiftly
towards the crossroads. In less than ten minutes he seized control
of the crossroads. A holding force consisted of a platoon of infantry
and six Sherman tanks was left in defense of the place.
Almost 20 years
ago CH launched the independent publishing movement with its first
ALL AMERICAN historical module by Ian Daglish (dec.)and
now things have come full circle. Talented ASLers like Pedro Ramis
and others heard the clarion's call and joined the fray with their
own designs. We owe them the very best edition of their works
as progress allowsand new editions deserve the best enhanvements.
To that end, the Battle of the Bulge at Hotton, Melines, and the
Qautres Bras Crossroads is in a NEW WINTERIZED AND UPDATED
EDITION! You get ALL 20 SCENARIOS -- in color format, and
QUATRES BRAS/MELINES are in new LARGE HEX WINTERIZED FORMAT!
Color format scenarios, rules, the new packaging ... all makes
for a nice package, and we includea FREE bonus counter sheet of
American leaders in Winter uniforms - from the collection with
each product. Includes 20 scenarios, Special Rules, 3 maps, and
packaging (plus the bonus free counter sheet).
THIS IS NOT A
COMPLETE GAME! Ownership of the ASLRB, and any modules providing
the Germans and Americans, plus standard system marker counters
is required to play this historical module.