Bigonville, Luxembourg (best played Human vs Human). The 4th Armored officially kicked off its drive to Bastogne on December 22nd. CCA and CCB were given the task of moving abreast towards Bastogne, and it was expected that they would reach the besieged town in as little as 48 hours. CCR would remain in division reserve. During the day on December 22, there were reports of fresh enemy units and activity near the seam between the 4th Armored Division and the 26th Infantry Division, which was positioned to the east of the 4th Armored. The gap between the divisions was fairly substantial, and suddenly the 4th Armored had to worry about its right flank. In order to remove the potential threat, CCR was pressed into action. The 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion was detached from CCA, and reassigned to CCR to support a drive towards the village of Bigonville. Securing this town would give the 4th Armored control of the road net pressing into their right flank, and help ensure that CCA and CCB could continue the drive for Bastogne with their east flank secure. The Germans also had their eyes set on the hilltop village. Not long before CCR set its course for Bigonville, the Germans managed to bring forward advance elements of the 13 FJ Regiment to occupy the town. The town's value was that it helped guard the route to the east, where the newly arrived Fuhrer Grenadier Brigade was preparing to launch a counter-strike against the advancing elements of the 26th Infantry Division. The German attack never materialized, however, and the value of Bigonville was reduced therafter. PLAYERS NOTE: The German player should consider the exiting of units off the east edge of the map as "fair game" in this scenario. This area was under German control at the time of the engagement, and would have served as a viable escape route for German units at risk of being destroyed in the immediate area of Bigonville.