Ralph and I had a mini-game day at his place a few weeks back. He was hoping to play ASL 22 Kurhaus Clash and I accepted the challenge. Ralph took the German SS, I got the Americans. The Germans are counterattacking the Americans in Aachen with the objective to have more good order infantry in the open "park land" board on the American side of the battlefield. The first problem the Germans have is crossing a wide boulevard (-1 DRM to all fire against units on the road). The German SS have an 8 (9 broken) morale to the American's 6 (8 broken) but the Americans out number the Germans by about 4:3 on the other hand the Germans can pick the point(s) of attack. A couple other interesting features of the scenarios is a 3rd level location in a building in which the Germans can put a HMG in overwatch of a much of the board. The Americans receive a HIP radio observer who once he has contact does not have to draw for access as long as the SR/FFE is on/next to a known enemy unit.
I set up troop concentrations on each flank with MGs covering as much of the boulevard with potential fire lanes as possible. My mortars were in the park with LOS to as many woods hexes and some upper level building locations in the German zone. The OBA observer set up in a stone building in the middle of a lightly wooded area in the middle of the front lines with LOS to the 3rd level location.
Ralph set up to attack on the flanks, a StuG supporting each attack, with his 9-2 with the HMG on the 3rd level.
The first couple of turns the Germans simply pounded the Americans and nearly a quarter of my squads not only broke but reduced to 2nd Line. I mainly skulked away from the German fire power while my OBA just couldn't get the range right on the 9-2 overwatch position. A StuG obliterated one of my squads in a stone building with a critical hit.
Things started looking up for me when my sniper took out the 9-2 (Ralph complained about all the sniper checks I was getting but I told him to just stop rolling so low), OBA finally landed an SR on the HMG and I broke a MG squad and leader on the other flank when a MTR rolled snakes on the IFT. But Ralph moved the HMG out of LOS which forced me to draw two cards to call down an FFE. I immediately drew a red card and lost a well placed SR. I snuck a couple HS to upper level encircle the MMG unit but the squad self rallied. I lost the squads but it took a couple turns to mop them up . Eventually Ralph broke through on that flank and pushed forward in an enveloping motion. Game changing sniper shots were enjoyed by both, which allowed 8 CVP of Germans to get into the victory area but then kept them from expanding the bridgehead. The other enveloping arm ran into OBA which decimated those units. The supporting StuG was immobilized by a BAZ shot which caused the crew to bail out. With a turn to go, the Germans still had 8 CVP in the victory area but no hope of increasing that number. I only had 4 CVP but had another 8 to 12 CVP that could safely move there for the win on my last turn.
I think if the Germans load up on just one side and simply punch their way across the board using the StuGs for smoke and cover this is winnable scenario for them.