- Break through the villages occupied by the allied forces and regroup
- Eliminate the enemy in the north-eastern village and set up an observation post in the area.
- Occupy the villages to the north and prepare to advance further.
Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine), a German operation that started on 16 December 1944 and went on for a month throughout the Ardennes mountains in Belgium and Luxembourg was a valiant attempt to separate the American and British armies. By doing so and by capturing Antwerp, Germany would have denied the Allies its port, slowing or even halting the invasion. The operation relied on multiple criteria: surprise, overcast weather conditions to neutralize Allied air superiority, rapid advance, and capturing Allied fuel supplies along the way. Germany managed to build-up forces in secrecy, and the attack, often called `Ardenne offensive', caught the enemy completely off guard. The German forces attacking along the northern shoulder of the front proved most successful, but outnumbered 5 to 1, the attack eventually stopped in its tracks. Although ultimately unsuccessful in achieving its goals, the offensive shook the belief of Allied commanders that Germany had already...TBC.