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Dash for St. Vith - The Matrix Games version of West Front

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Dash for St. Vith

By Kenneth Talley
Axis 58 - 14 - 99 Allies
Rating: 8.09 (128)
Games Played: 171
SM: 4
Turns: 21
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
St. Vith, 50km S of Aachen, Germany: [Best played against Human opponent] 16 December marked the start of the massive German attack in the Ardennes with the objective of splitting the western Allied coalition. The German LXVI Corp had the initial tasks of destroying the American 106th Infantry divison as well as capturing the vital crossroads of St. Vith. By the morning of the 17th, the 18th VG Division, LXVI Corp had encircled two regiments of the 106th. Its mobile battalion pushed forward toward St. Vith. Elements of the 62nd VG Division, LXVI Corp also approached St. Vith from the southeast. The Fuehrer Begleit brigade struggled forward through crowded and poor roads to take its place in the seizure of St. Vith. American forces responded to the isolation of the 106th division by rushing a relief force composed of CCB/9th Armored and CCB/7th Armored to the St. Vith area. Unfortunately, the 106th would not be rescued by this relief force. Events were moving too quickly. These American armored troops quickly found themselves in a fight for their own survival just holding St. Vith.
Player Voting Stats
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Blitz Shadow Player's ProfileBlitz Shadow Player Slightly Pro Allies 8
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Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Allies Zap's Profile Zap vs. Yossarian Yossarian's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 48 8
Allies VoteQuimby's Profile VoteQuimby vs. Ashcloud Ashcloud's Profile Axis Allies Minor Victory 36 16
Allies Yossarian's Profile Yossarian vs. majog majog's Profile Axis Allies Major Victory 48 8
Axis Nort's Profile Nort vs. itlnprd itlnprd's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 48 8
Axis Yossarian's Profile Yossarian vs. majog majog's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 48 8
Good scenario. The current games played balance surprises me though.
John Given
Ineresting terrain and lots of varied soft and hard targets on both sides make for an interesting scenario. Both sides must be careful not to attack too hard, or be too cautious. Scouting is essential for both sides.
Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

Sun Tzu
"Dash to St Vith", or, "Panthers in the Mud". Will St Vith fall before the US reinforcements arrive? That is the question...
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Kool Kat
Allies enjoy (at least) a 4-1 or 5-1 ratio of Allied armor versus Axis armor. Allies also have a large artillery force, including (at least) 4-6 SPAs and air support. Extremely difficult to impossible for an Axis player to win against an equally skilled Allied player.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /
Lieutenant General
Tankertony Mon May 01, 2017 7:29 pm
Two things are essential for the Americans. 1) prevent the Germans from getting a foothold in St. Vith. 2)prevent the Germans from flanking to the north. If the Germans accomplish one of those, they have a chance at victory. If the Germans accomplish both, victory is assured.
Technical Sergeant
Triarii Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Great map, good pbem balance and lots of options. The Axis player will have to be smart.
Yossarian Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:22 pm
Great scenario with lots of action and desperate fights.
Maus Man
Private 1st Class
Maus Man Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:58 pm
being on the Allies side, seemed to be an embarrassing amount of reinforcements coming into play throughout the game -stopping the Germans cold.