mandag 4. juni 2012

General George S. Patton (US885)

General George S. Patton (US885)

General George S. Patton (US885)General George S. Patton (US885)
includes General George S. Patton with his modified M20 Utility and a dismounted Patton with Willie.

Patton graduated from West Point in 1909 and was commissioned into the US Cavalry. He joined the US Olympic team for the 1912 summer games, competing in foot and equestrian racing, swimming, fencing, and pistol shooting events.

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Blood, Guts, & Glory
It’s September 1944 and the Allies have stormed across France all along the front lines from Belgium to the French region of the Lorraine. Blood, Guts, & Glory covers the tanks battles in the Lorraine between September 1944 and January 1945.

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Blood, Guts, & Glory
General George S. Patton (US885)Then, in 1916, Patton carried out America’s first armoured attack when he took three armoured cars to hunt down and kill two of Pancho Villa’s closest generals, one of which was shot by Patton himself. His bold actions in Mexico won him command of the new 304th Tank Brigade during the First World War, where he was wounded in combat.

Following Germany’s blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939-40, the US Army underwent a rapid expansion of its tank forces and Patton was promoted in 1941 to Major General to take command and train the 2nd Armored Division during the Louisiana and Carolina Maneuvers.
General George S. Patton Jr. in Flames Of War
Lieutenant General George S. Patton Jr. is a Warrior and Higher Command Transport Team rated Fearless Veteran. He is mounted in an M20 utility car. You may field Patton for +100 points with the Tank Company on page 22 of Blood, Guts, & Glory, or the Armored Rifle Company on page 26, or the Tank Destroyer Company on page 32 Blood, Guts, & Glory.
After the US entry into the war, Patton commanded the I Armored Corps during the invasion of North Africa in late 1942. After the defeat of II Corps at Kasserine Pass, Patton was promoted to Lieutenant General and took command of the demoralised troops. Through hard work (and a liberal use of profanity) Patton brought the disheartened men around and won victory at El Guettar in March 1943.General George S. Patton (US885)
Special Rules
Foul Mouth
“We’re not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we’re going to rip out their living Goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun cocksuckers by the bushel-fucking-basket.”
~ George S. Patton, Speech to the Third Army, 5 June 1944.

In any turn in which Patton did not move At the Double, all American platoons with their Platoon Command team in Line Of Sight of Patton pass Motivation Tests on a result of 3+.
General George S. Patton (US885)Patton was then given command of the Seventh Army for the invasion of Sicily in 1943, where he raced with his rival, British General Bernard Montgomery, to Messina. But it was Sicily where he slapped two soldiers suffering from battle fatigue. Patton’s career nearly ended when the press got a hold of the scandal, but General Dwight Eisenhower intervened and saved Patton from an early retirement.
The Greatest Soldier
“Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.”

~ George S. Patton, Speech to the Third Army, 5 June 1944.

If Patton is Destroyed during the game American morale at the front and back home suffers a huge loss, despite any other gains. If this happens, the American player loses one Victory Point and their opponent gains one Victory Point at the end of the battle.
In 1944, Patton took command of the Third Army, which came into action during the breakout from the Normandy beachheads. Patton’s hard-charging divisions pushed into Brittany and then struck east reaching the Meuse River on 1 September, where his army ran out of fuel. Through thrift and outright theft, Patton and his staff gathered enough
supplies to conduct the Lorraine battles.
General George S. Patton (US885)
A Pint of Sweat
“I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood. The harder we push, the more Germans we will kill. The more Germans we kill, the fewer of our men will be killed.”

~ George S. Patton, Speech to the Third Army, 5 June 1944.

Each turn Patton may re-roll one die rolled to receive Reserves for his company.
General George S. Patton (US885)When the Germans attacked in the Ardennes on 16 December, Patton reacted instantly, shifting his best divisions north before even being ordered to do so. When he counterattacked on 21 December, he took personal control of the operation, even going so far as to prescribe that the new Jumbo assault tanks should be at the point of every advance.
Old Blood and Guts
“We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy’s balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time... We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn!”

~ George S. Patton, Speech to the Third Army, 5 June 1944.

If your force is the Attacker in a mission, each American platoon within Line Of Sight of Patton may make a Spearhead movement (see page 261 of the rulebook) at the beginning of the game.
Patton led his army across the Rhine into Germany and straight through to Czechoslovakia before the war ended. For his achievements Patton was made full General in April 1945. After a warm homecoming tour of the US, Patton returned to occupation duties in Germany. On 9 December he was involved in an automobile accident and died of his injuries on 21 December 1945.General George S. Patton (US885)
Hold’em by the Nose and Kick’em in the Pants
“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”

~ George S. Patton, date unknown.

A force led by Patton has the Always Attack rule (see page 257 of the rulebook).
General George S. Patton (US885)George S. Patton, Jr. is regarded as one of America’s greatest generals. His career was covered in success but is also often marred by controversy. Nonetheless, Patton’s aggressive leadership helped shape an army of citizen soldiers into a hardfighting and unstoppable force.

M20 designed by Evan Allen
M20 modified by James Brown
Figures designed by James Brown
Painted by James Brown
General George S. Patton with his M20 Utility and Willie his Bull Terrier
General George S. Patton (US885)
The Contents of the General George S. Patton Blister
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General George S. Patton (US885)
Description of Components
a. 1x M20 resin hull.
b. 1x Dismounted Patton figure.
c. 1x Willie, the Bull Terrier figure.
d. 1x Small base.
e. 1x Flags sticker sheet.
f. 1x Left M20 front wheel.
g. 1x Right M20 front wheel.
h. 1x Left M20 rear wheels
i. 1x Right M20 rear wheels.
j. 1x  20mm of brass rod.
k. 1x .50 cal AA MG.
l. 1x M20 Parts sprue.
m. 1x Mounted Patton figure.
Assembling General George S. Patton with his modified M20 Utility
Step 1. Start by gluing the wheels to the side of the vehicle. There are locating slots on the body so these pieces should slide on easily.Step 2. Attach the drivers head to his body at the front of the vehicle and the windshield to the front of the M20's open top.
General George S. Patton (US885)
Step 3. Attach the .50 cal machine-gun to its pintle mount and then attach the mount to the vehicle. There is a hole in the resin of the vehicle where this slots in.
General George S. Patton (US885)
Step 4. Place your Patton figure somewhere in the open top of the M20.
General George S. Patton (US885)
Step 5. Cut your small length of brass rod in two with a pair of clippers and glue these into place at the front of the M20.
General George S. Patton (US885)
Step 6. Now you can apply your flag stickers. The "3" flag wraps around the front-left flagpole and the starred flag wraps around the front-right. 
General George S. Patton (US885)
The two smaller stickers go on two small plates, one on the windshield and another at the back of the vehicle. You will probably want to paint your model before applying these stickers.
General George S. Patton (US885)
General George S. Patton (US885)Assembling the Dismounted General George S. Patton with Willie his Bull Terrier Dog

To assemble the dismounted version of General George S. Patton along with Willie, his faithful Bull Terrier; simply arrange them to taste on the small base provided.

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