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The Canadians and Poles arrive, and 12 XXX HQ. Monty does not have enough supply to do much. 3 SP + 1 and change in Brussels really hamper the allies. Every new unit arriving is mech move..doah!
The 53rd and 50th make a Arty supported infantry assault across the canal into Northern Antwerp.
After a superb arty barrage that knocks out a unit entirely the Germans reel, losing a step but hold the city. The 53rd takes the brunt with a step loss.
In the center the Yanks line up and roll up what they can. Near Sedan poor play and thin lines allow independent units and a few break down regiments to isolate a few enemy units.
The US take no chances and barrage pretty heavily. This disrupts the defenders.
Even at 4:1 the Allies odds of taking a loss are low [14.3%]. The winning of surprise seals the deal into a max odds attack that adds +2 DRM for the roll due to AR delta between attacker and defender [4 vs 2]
The 89th Inf Div wipes the floor with the hapless LW breakdown. And earns an e2 exploit.
We clean up and conduct the German turn.