Code: ATS_BDF_2018
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    The German effort to encircle or bypass American forces in the Ardennes offensive required aggressive, even reckless exploitation of any breakthrough. Invariably, this strategy resulted in unexpected and vicious confrontations. One such conflagration involved the leading force of the German 560th Volksgrenadier Division and the recently deployed American 203rd AAA Battalion at a tiny Belgian crossroads called Baraque de Fraiture. A small company sized patrol of the 560th’s Kampfgruppe Schumann encountered heavy automatic weapons fire at the small crossroads while traveling north along the N-15 highway. The 80 men of this bicycle-mounted reconnaissance unit lost 12 men dead and 14 captured from the deadly M16 (nicknamed ‘Meat Choppers’) and M15A1 anti-aircraft half-tracks and the men of the 203rd AAA Battalion. In this instance, German aggressiveness proved costly. Although this first battle of Baraque de Fraiture was to be an American victory, the German forces to follow were determined to take this vital position.

    With additional American units arrived at the crossroads, German forces of Kampfgruppe Schumann were organizing for an attack. On the morning of the 21st, Kampfgruppe Schumann launched its first determined assault on Baraque De Fraiture. The German attack was supported by artillery from the 1560th Artillery Regiment, the assault guns of 560th Volksgrenadier Division’s 1560th StuG Company had not arrived at the front as expected. This first engagement clearly showed the defense around the crossroads to be well established. The combined efforts of dug-in American anti-aircraft guns and howitzers proved effective. The German inability to take this position would prove costly in time, men and material, as nearby American forces began sending more troops and armor to bolster the defense around Baraque De Fraiture. The crossroads commander, Major Parker, would be wounded this day by a mortar shell during a second afternoon attack, and was forced to be evacuated.

    Recreate it all here with the BYOC historical module, "Baraque de Fraiture 2018". You receive everything you need to play, just bring your own existing versions of the following counter sheets or BETTER YET, nail the VERY LATEST NEW PRINTINGS of the following sheets, required to play this module:

    1 × ATS Bulge 44 VEH and H WPNS 2017_1
    1 × ATS American Bulge Infantry and L Weapons 2017_A
    1 × ATS German Infantry and L Weapons Winter_D
    1 × ATS Multi Module VEH and H WPNS 2017_1
    1 × ATS OD US AFVs and H Weapons 2018_1

    With this module you receive:

    1 × Historical Baraque de Frature battlefield map PLUS 2 bonus FREE additional maps to recreate action around Freineux
    1 × ATS Battlefield Walkaround in color, 3-hole format for your binder - a system specialty
    9 × Historical scenarios in color-touched format, each good for 10+ hours of re-playable play
    1 × color folio
    1 × AFV Card Set providing ALL the AFV Cards used in the scenarios