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171 Operacion Market-Garden - Fase Previa

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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 ...

 

  American German
Division 1

5 Squad Bases
- 12 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officers
- 1 Mortar Crew

5 Sherman
1 Halftrack M3A1

1x Flamethrower
1x AntiTank

5 Panzer IV
2 Halftrack SdKfz 251
Division 2

11 Squad Bases
- 30 Regular Infantry
- 6 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officers
- 3 Mortar Crews

3 Sherman
3 GMC CCKW 353

2x Flamethrower
2x Engineer

7 Squad Bases
- 18 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officers
- 3 Machine Gun Crews

3 Opel Blitz

1x AntiTank
2x Engineer
1x Concealed Concealed

Strategy Decks American Reinforcements 1
Artillery 2
Ground Support 1
+ 2 starting cards from Artillery 1
Command 1
Morale 1
Supply 1
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.
Starting Initiative   Initiative Token
Objective

More VP at the end of Round 10:

  • 2 VP for the player who controls the city Hall
  • 3 VP for the player who controls both bridges on maps 10A and 4A
  • 5 VP for Americans if they control the bridge on map 2A
  • 2 VP for Germans if they control the bridge on map 2A
Rounds 10
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements - -
Special Rules - -
Terrain Features The river is flooded.

 

Tags: Complexity: Low, Year: 1944

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