Battle of the Bulge the Untold Victory
(A HoITCG AAR; Based off the events in a match vs 101st)
I like to take the time before I start this AAR to thank 101st for possibly the greatest match of HoITCG I have ever played!
The cold winter of 1944 was fast approaching, the allied offensive was a smashing success in France as axis forces were retreating back into the fatherland. All those amazing victories way back in 1940 were lost in a matter of mere months, however our top generals believe there just might be a chance, whether small or not, to overwhelm the approaching allies in one massive counter attack, one giant victory.
In the homeland of Germany at this time, commander Nymet260 stationed at the Siegfried line smoking on his pipe while reading the latest reports when he got a startling call from commander Rundstedt. "Yes sir?" Nymet260 ask with enthusiasm. "You and your 501st army are to report in our bases bordering Belgium, that is all" "But, sir-" before Nymet260 could reply the call ended as quickly as it started. Confused as to why the sudden shift of troops and the abrupt call , Nymet260 still nevertheless had no choice but obey the orders. Nymet260 walks outside his officer building and all the troops stop what they were doing and stare. "We are moving out!" Nymet260 screamed. Nymet260 along with this forces began his march to the German border of the late Belgium country. While on-route his was getting several secret and encoded communications about a large scale offensive, one that nobody has ever seen before, an offensive that will break the allied forces in the west once and for all... The Ardennes Offensive! Now Nymet260 understood the strange quick and short orders, they were to reduce the chance of any radio interception by the allies. Onroute Nymet260 was considering this gathering of soldiers to attack suicide with the massive air power commanded by the allied forces, he knew once the weather improves it would turn into a suicide attack.
Once our forces reached reached the outskirts of Prum, the largest gathering of tanks Commander Nymet260 has ever seen was lining up. An officer approached the shocked commander and gave him a note, after opening it and quickly reading it the officer smirked and said "These babies are yours now" The officer walked off, the note said to prepare to advance towards Belgium within 1 week. one week wasnt a lot of time for Nymet260 to prepare his forces "this is crazy" Nymet260 muttered, but still carried on to do the orders.
Panzer tanks all standing in line, awaiting orders days before the start of the Ardennes Campagin
The day of judgement had finally arrived and with a booming advance the Germans using weather to their advantage push a powerful offensive that caught the allies by complete surprise. Within the first week Commander Nymet260's forces had finally reached his target location of St.Vith in Belgium, with relative ease. Taking out his pipe he walks into town, happy of his swift victory for the Reich, when suddenly a raido officer ran up to him exhausted and terrified. "
"Whats wrong boy? catch your breath"
"Si-si-sir!" The officer bends over with his hands on his knees catching his breathe finally
"Th-th-the 101st army sir!"
Almost immediately Nymet260 froze, and turned his complete attention to the officer. The 101st army is the most feared allied fighting force to all of Germany.
"They are approaching fast sir, an-and the cloud cover is retreating"
immediately Nymet260 turned around and shouted for his officers
"Get our men on battle-stations immediately! I want those tanks ready for battle! Call damn high command I want some wings in the skies, NOW! Move move move!"
Nervous, Nymet260 takes a smoke of his pipe, he knows a battle he is not sure he can win is fast approaching.
101st Troops marching, onroute to St.Vith
(Stay tunned for the next thrilling chapter!)