171 Operacion Market-Garden - Fase Previa
Eisenhower was not very convinced of Montgomery's plan, and Operation Market-Garden could be carried out with a precondition: Monty could count on the 21st Army Group, but he before he should capture a important port to be able supply the offense. The port of Antwerp was the one, because it was the largest on the west coast of Europe and had the ability to facilitate the disembarkation of the entire material, equipment and men would require to reach Berlin in the estimated time of three months. Also he should clean the Scheldt estuary to ensure safe maritime traffic.
September 4, 1944
The XXX Army enters Antwerp, surprised by the low presence German in the city. But intelligence claimed that 2 Entire divisions defended the Scheldt, since it was a route of viable escape for the 15th Army German into Holland.
Monty orders to quickly take the port and city, while he orders let the artillery clear the bridges for a later assault with the armored. What was about to happen no one could foresee it ...
5 Squad Bases
|5 Panzer IV
2 Halftrack SdKfz 251
11 Squad Bases
7 Squad Bases
3 Opel Blitz
+ 2 starting cards from
|Starting Strategy Cards||2||3|
|Operations Cards||- Seize the initiative
- Tank Ace
|- Lay Razor Wire|
|Deployment Zone||Anywhere on map 5B and 12B.||Div. 1: Anywhere on map 7B.
Div. 2: Anywhere on map 8B and 6A.
More VP at the end of Round 10:
|Actions per turn||3||3|
|Terrain Features||The river is flooded.|