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judgedredd

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on: July 27, 2020, 05:57:38 PM
A wee teaser for you...Holland '44 on the table and looking excellent.

The game starts on The Allied Player Turn (Section B) at The Airlanding Phase  (Phase 3)


A die roll has to be made for each DZ and LZ. 1-4 and the landing went well. 5 and the troops landing in the area were scattered. 6 The troops were scattered and took a step loss.

More to follow......

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Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 05:25:18 AM
Cool! Aside from the game itself looking good, the rulebook is one of the best I've personally ever seen in a wargame. Nice and glossy, full color examples of play.



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Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 06:12:35 AM
Really fun game! I always enjoy the excitement/tension of air landing phase.



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Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 07:30:11 AM
Aye - it went pretty smooth tbh. I'll post the results later

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Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 12:26:00 PM
This is the initial tactical map at the start of Operation Market Garden.



30 Corps will have to smash through the German defences on the southern edge of the map. They have a limited number of days to get to the British 1st Airborne in Arnhem.

101st Airborne
The Screaming Eagles landed north of the Wilhelmena Canal and either side of the bridge at Veghel.

3306 - The 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 502nd landed in DZ-B
3207 - The 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 506th landed in DZ-C with the division supply head
3206 - The 2nd Battalion 506th and the 3rd Battalion 502nd landed in DZ-C
3708 - The 3rd and 2nd Battalions of the 501st landed in DZ-A
4008 - The 1st Battalion 501st landed in DZ-A2, scattered and lost a step


82nd Airborne
The 82nd landed south east and south west of Nijmegen
4715 - The A/82 breakdown unit landed in DZ-01 south of the Grave bridge
4818 - The 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 504th landed in DZ-0 north east of the Grave Bridge
4819 - The 1st Battalion of the 504th landed in DZ-0 north east of the Grave bridge
5024 - The 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 508th and the divisional supply head landed in DZ-T south east of Nijmegen
4924 - The 2nd Battalion 505th and 3rd Battalion 505th landed in DZ-N south east of Nijmegen
4824 - The 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 505th landed with the 1st Battalion being scattered and losing a step in DZ-N south east of Nijmegen


1st Airborne Brigade
The British 1st Airborne Brigade landed some distance to the west of Arnhem
6217 - The 2nd and 3rd Battalions of 1 Para Regiment along with the 7th KOSB 1A landed in DZ-X
6317 - The Brigade supply head with 7th KOSB 1A, 1st Artillery Battalion and the 1B/1A landed in DZ-Z
6418 - 2SS/1A and 1st Battalion 1 Para Regiment landed in DZ-S with 1 unit (2SS/1A) being scattered


Scattered units can only use Tactical Movement (move a maximum of 2 hexes) and if they attack, they attack at half strength AND artillery cannot support their attack (because they're scattered).

The next phase is the Movement phase and this is where I have to try and grab the bridges. There's a bonus on the first turn where you have to roll a 1-3 to stop a bridge being blown whereas in subsequent turns, the you only stop a bridge being blown on a 1-2.

Also, 30 Corps have to try and make some progress on the first day. There are a shed load of German reinforcements coming in on turn 3 - that's the AM turn of September 18th.

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Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 12:34:24 PM
Pretty good landings!  :bigthumb:

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Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 12:41:01 PM
And a nice looking game.  :applause:

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Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 01:08:49 PM
Yeah - I had it really easy on the landings.

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Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 01:13:00 PM
And a nice looking game.  :applause:

Should see about acquiring a demo copy  :bigthumb:

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Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 01:19:49 PM
Trust me, if I knew how to do that I would.

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Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 01:51:35 PM
It is a nice game. Normandy '44 is even better if you can find a copy  ;)

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Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 02:09:43 PM
It is a nice game. Normandy '44 is even better if you can find a copy  ;)
Oh... I've been lookin 😁

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Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 02:24:38 PM
I bet you have, nudge, nudge, wink wink  ;D

No kidding, one of the best games I've ever played.

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Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 03:38:18 PM
Very nice landing results. Lets hope that luck holds over to the capturing of bridges.



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Reply #14 on: July 28, 2020, 04:15:17 PM
I bet you have, nudge, nudge, wink wink  ;D

No kidding, one of the best games I've ever played.
I did see it for sale about the same time I bought Holland 44 but I didn't buy it because the map was bigger iirc

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