ATLANTIC WALL ERRATA
Subject: Errata for SPI's Atlantic Wall; From: Ross Hagglund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Clarifications and Addenda as of October 1978 for SPI's ATLANTIC WALL
(as found on Addenda sheet included with Game)
- The half-hexes to the east of hexes A2601 and A3601 should bear the TOWN
- Trevieres (C2619) should be a TOWN.
- Hex B5633 is a WOODS hex.
- The Allied Supply Pool on Map E is slightly covered when Map B is overlapped.
Players should either draw their own Track or keep track of Points on a separate
piece of paper.
- Map E should have a 3900 hexrow. Note that the terrain for this hexrow
exists, although the hexfield has not been superimposed on the map.
- Ignore the "Countermix errata" at the end of the Scenario booklet.
The following additional company-size units are considered attached to Panzer
Lehr Division permanently: 3 MkIV(T), 2 MkVI(T), 1 JgV(T).
- The U.S. DD Satterlee is missing. It is identical to other DD's.
- The Strength of the French unit 10CD/3xx should be 2(1)6 (company size)
- Five British "Assault Shr" tank companies are mistakenly back-printed
with the Strengths 1-3-12. They should read 1-1-PZ
- The British "Cent" tank companies should be assault companies,
with Strengths of 1-1-P.
- British unit KRRC/50xx (Mech inf-8(4)12) is missing from the countermix.
- British unit 46CD/3xx (Commando-6(2)6) is missing from the countermix.
- 3 British "Assault Shr" tank companies should read "Assault
F" (Flail, 1-2-12/1-1-P).
- [2.32] German Parachute Infantry should be Movement Class A1.
- [5.4, F.4] At the beginning of the Parachute Movement Phase, the Allied
Player rolls one die for each airborne division on the map. Up to the limit
of these die rolls, the Allied Player may bring back to full-strength any
reduced parachute companies on the map, as long as these companies do not
move during the Phase.
- [6.78] Note 3 should state "Class B units may not enter this terrain..."
- [8.1] Stacking restrictions during both the Invasion and Post-Invasion Stages
are now as follows: 3 combat units in any non-beach hex and 12 combatunits
in any beach hex.
- [9.18] Class B units may only attack across River hexsides if they normally
would be able to cross the River during movement. However, the Combat Strength
of Class B units attacking across River hexsides is HALVED.
- [9.45] The maximum number of regimental integrity bonuses that may be awarded
per defense is one.
- [9.51b] Machine-gun, armored engineer, bicycle infantry, parachute, and
marine units should also be pictured.
- [9.51c] "Unparenthesized" should read "parenthesized"
and vice versa.
- [9.51c] Ignore this Case if at least 3 Combat Strength Points of recon and/or
mech infantry units are stacked with an unparenthesized unit. For example,
if a 5-10-12 tank battalion were stacked with two 2(2)12 mech infantry companies,
that stack meets the requirements of an Armor Superiority Bonus.
- [10.7] Artillery reinforcements landing on a sub-beach hex are considered
Out of Battery.
- [13.14d] If an Allied division is "unsupported", all units of
that division are immediately OUT OF SUPPLY, not out of communication. Thus,
simply placing an HQ on its "U" side obviates the need to place
OUT OF SUPPLY markers on all the division's units. They attack at half strength
at all times when their HQ is unsupported.
- [13.19] Company units and German units directly subordinate to 7th Army
may trace supply to any Friendly HQ.
- [14.0] Only battalion-size units may build IP or entrenchments, including
the engineer unit involved with a normal unit described in Case 14.2.
- [14.1] Improved Positions may never be built in Bocage hexes. In addition,
entrenchments in Bocage hexes have the same effect as IP in non Bocage hexes.
- [15.4] In order for static units to build-up, they must be committed.
- [17.48] The reductions for Class B German units' Strategic Movement Allowances
should be DOUBLED (i.e., -8 becomes -16).
- [17.6] N/F units may be allocated to missions during the day, and normal
air units may be allocated to missions during Night Game-Turns (as long as
no single unit is ever allocated to a mission during both Day and Night in
a single day). However normal air units allocated to missions at Night have
their Strengths HALVED (round fractions down).
- [18.4] The Allied Anti-Battery Segment and the German Anti-Ship Fire Segment
continue to take place throughout the game, regardless of whether the Invasion
Stage has ended. If this Stage has ended, the Allied Player may only bombard
batteries. This fire does not have to be "planned", and the ship(s)
that performs it may not fire (or have fired) during the same Game-Turn. After
the Invasion Stage, this fire occurs only once during a Game-Turn (i.e., ignore
the Second and Third Allied See Landing Phases).
- [18.44] Allied BB are only affected by fir from German 240 or 280 batteries.
Allied CA and MN are only affected by fire from German 240, 280, 210, or 150
- [18.46b] Add one to die roll if target adjacent to Friendly unit.
- [19.2] When the German Player is making Off-Map Movement die rolls during
Night Game Turns, he must add one to his roll.
- [20.2] During the Replacement Segment of the Allied Movement Phase of Game-Turn
Five, the Allied Player receives 12 extra Replacement Points. These points
may be added to any HQ's on the map in any combination by simply replacing
the HQ's existing replacement chit with one of greater strength.
- [23.54] British parachute companies that land off the eastern map edge are
not eliminated. Instead, they are placed in a reduced condition in an 0001
hex of Map D. They must be placed in the hex in which they "exited"
- [24.1] Airborne Division HQ's ALWAYS land safely by glider.
- [24.1] Glider battalions may not be broken down to land.
- [27.1] If the German Player ever occupies a sub-beach hex, all Allied demolition
engineer points in that hex are eliminated. In addition, no reinforcements
may land there
- [29.29] In addition, the Allied Player receives a shift of one column to
the right on the CRT for each flail tank unit participating in the attack.
- [32.0] Starting with Game-Turn Five, the Allied Player may declare that
any Landing Beach has "failed". This declaration is made at the
beginning of the Allied Invasion Stage. When an invasion has failed, incoming
reinforcements for that beach are delayed 8 Game-Turns, and may be brought
onto any other beach. All
subsequent Mulberry die rolls are increased by TWO. All units that have landed
on the beach that failed must remain - there is no evacuation. However, the
Allied Player may begin to use the Ground Support Strengths of his air and
naval units on the applicable map (of course, only if all the other Landing
Beaches have reached their Gap Numbers).
- [32.1] The instant a beach reaches its Gap Number, the Allied Player is
permitted a "free" Battalion Breakdown and Buildup Segment (of
course, subject to all the restrictions of Case 15.2)
[33.1] THE FALL OF CHERBOURG
- German unit 2/729/243 should be 2/729/709. Unit EB/7Ar(I) should be 1 EB/7Ar(R).
1 "75" battery should be set up in hex 1307, not 1303. 1/919/709*(I)
sets up in 2711, not 2811.
- U.S. 801/VII(T) should read 801/4xx(AT). Where called for, the U.S. Player
should set up his units in hypothetical hexrow 3900 (see clarifications earlier)
- Ignore Case 33.17c (see clarification earlier)
[33.2] THE CAUMONT GAP
- German setup changes are as follows: 38/2Pxx(R): 5514; 17PG(R): 5114.
Both MkV companies of Panzer Lehr should be MkVI.
- Allied setup changes are as follows: ES/56/50(I): 4006; SWB/56/50(I):
3906; GLO/56/50(I): 3805; DLI/151/50(I): 4001; DLI/51/50(I):
3902; DLI/151/50(I): 3802; all units of 7Axx: within 2 hexes of
3205. Omit all units of British 231st Brigade. Air unit 363 (P47)
should be 362.
- At the beginning of each German Player-Turn, this Player rolls the
die once for 2nd Panzer Division and once for 3rd FL Division.
The resulting number is the number of units from these respective
divisions that may be moved normally for the remainder of the game.
Not before these units have been "committed" may they be moved.
[33.3] OPERATION "EPSOM"
- All German infantry units of the 716th Division should start the game reduced.
The German Player receives 10 entrenchment markers, not 6. All units of 21Pxx
may trace supply to any Friendly HQ.
- The British Player may receive all units of 4Ax. They are under the same
setup restrictions as 43rd Division. Tank unit 144/3Ax should be 144/33Ax.
3rd Division should exclude 22D/3xx(Flail) from its setup. All units of 50xx
may trace supply to any HQ. Artillery unit 19/I should read 6/I.
[33.4] BLOODY OMAHA
The designation "1T" on Easy Red-1 and Dog Red sub-beaches should
[33.5] GOLD, JUNO, SWORD
- During the Invasion Stage, British commando units may land in battalion-size
before the Gap Number is reached. They are never subject to drift die rolls,
even if they land as normal assault units on a sub-beach hex. For stacking
purposes, each unit equals 2 companies. They may never be pinned, although
they are reduced by any "E" result by small arms fire.
- The deployment of command units at the start of the game should be changed
as follows: Roger, H-Hour: 4CD/3xx; Roger, 2nd Sea Landing Phase: 3CD/3xx;
Roger, 3rd Sea Landing Phase: 6CD/3xx, 45CD/3xx (see Note 1). 47CD/50xx and
10CD/3xx may land on any Map D beach hex during H-Hour. 48CD/3xx may land
on any beach hex during the 2nd Sea Landing Phase.
- The "1T" designation on the following 3rd Sea Landing Phase sub-beaches
should be "Cent" assault companies": Nan Green, Nan Red, Jig
Red, and King Red.
- Naval unit FLORES is a DD.
- German commitment die rolls should be delayed ONE Game-Turn (i.e., the first
die roll takes place on Game-Turn TWO, the second multiplied by two - on Game-Turn
[33.6] UTAH BEACH
- German units 513/30x(R), 517/30x(R), and 518/30x(R) should setup on hex B5827.
- The Allied naval unit SOEMBA is a DD.
[33.7] CAMPAIGN GAME
- Ignore all references to British commando units on the Reinforcement Schedule.
On Game-Turn 5, 41CD/3xx(C) may arrive on Sword Beach, and 46/3xx(C) may land
on Juno Beach.
- The following German units are missing from the setup: 2/739/709(I): E1433;
561/243xx(I): E2141; 1/243xx(A): E2747; 709xx(R): E2211; 629/7Ar(I): E1135.
SUGGESTED RULES ADDITIONS:
- Using this rule, air units that are using their Ground Support Strengths
against an Enemy unit may be fired upon by that Enemy unit. However
when using this rule, the number of air units that may use their GS
strengths against a hex is increased to 3 (see Case 17.34)
- Each ground unit in the game possesses a Flak Rating:
a: All company or static units (exception 2b): 0
b: German "88" companies: 2
c: All battalion units (exception 2d): 1
d: German "88" battalions: 3
e: HQ units or any hex with 3 hexes of an HQ: 3
- Before any combat in which air units are participating is resolved, Flak
must be performed. This is done by rolling a single die once for each air
unit using its Ground Support Strength against the hex. Refer only to the
HIGHEST-rated flak unit in the hex (or, if within 3 hexes, an HQ). All others
are ignored. On a die roll equal to or less than this unit's Flak Rating,
the air unit being rolled for is reduced (or, ir already reduced, eliminated).
After these resolutions, the normal combat may take place.
- No flak may take place at night.
- When using this rule, both German and the Allied Player may replace one
step of strength on any existing air unit during the AM Mutual Air Allocation
Stage of odd-numbered days (not Game-Turns). This is performed simply by flipping
any reduced air unit back onto its full strength side.
B. ADVANCE AFTER COMBAT IN BOCAGE
- Whenever an Enemy unit in a Bocage hex is being attack, the Owning
Player may declare an "Accelerated Assault" (AA).
- If an AA is declared, the attacking Player may ignore Case 9.93, which
restricts advances after combat in Bocage.
- If an AA is declared, the attacking Player's units are automatically
disrupted at the conclusion of the attack. However, if the combat
result calls for disruption or demoralization for the attacking
units, there is no additional effect to these units.
- If an engineer unit of any size is stacked in the same hex as a non-engineer
unit, and that stack of units is attacking an Enemy occupied hex, the attacking
Player is permitted an "Engineer Combat Bonus." This Bonus allows
the attacking Player to shift the ratio one to the right on the CRT.
- Each individual combat is only permitted ONE Engineer Combat Bonus (i.e.,
a maximum on one shift to the right for this reason)
- If the attacking Player is utilizing an Engineer Combat Bonus, then his
participating engineer unit(s) must be the first of his units to take any
losses in this combat should he suffer an adverse combat result.
D. VARIABLE ALLIED REINFORCEMENTS
- Using this rule, ignore the Allied Reinforcement Schedule (except for
glider untis) after Garme-Turn Three. Instead every Allied unit on
the Reinforcement Schedule that has not landed by the end of this
Game-Turn is considered "available" for reinforcements.
- Starting with Game-Turn Four, the Allied Player rolls a single die once
for each Landing Beach on the map. This die roll takes place at the
beginning of his Reinforcement Segment (even if a Landing Beach has
not yet reached its Gap Number). The resulting die roll is the number
of units that the Allied Player may choose from his "available"
reinforcements to land during that Game-Turn on the the Landing Beach
just rolled for.
- If a Landing Beach has "failed", the Allied Player does not roll
a die for
this beach during his Reinforcement Segment.
- During Heavy Overcast Game-Turns, halve the die roll for each Landing
Beach (rounding fractions down).
- During Store Game-Turns, no reinforcements may be landed by the Allied
Player at all (i.e., no die rolls take place).
- There are no restrictions with regard to which Landing Beach available
reinforcements may be landed on. Units may be landed on any beach.
E. ARMOR COMBAT OPTION
- In an attack, any full-strength tank battalion may (at the Owning Player's
option) instead utilize the Combat and Armor Strengths of its reduced side.
This decision must be made by the attacking Player before ratio determination.
However, note that the tank unit is not actually reduced by this decision.
It may only be reduced if it takes step losses normally.
- Example: A U.S. 5-10-12 tank battalion is stacked with two 2(1)6 infantry
companies. Normally, this stack does not meet the requirements for an Armor
Superiority Bonus. However, before the resolution of an attack, the U.S.
Player states, "I am using the Strengths of the tank's reduced side."
As such, for this combat, the unit becomes 2-5-12. The stack now meets the
requirements for Armor Superiority. In the ensuing attack, the stack has
a Combat Strength of SIX and an Armor Strength of FIVE.
F. GAP BLOWING AT HIGH TIDE
Please send comments and corrections via to Wargame
- Allied demolition engineers had limited capability to blow gaps
underwater (i.e. at high tide). As a result, the Allied
Player should be permitted to blow gaps during even-numbered
Game-Turns. However, two is subtracted from all die rolls
when blowing gaps during these Game-Turns (0 or -1 results
always yield no gaps)
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