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187 Pegasus Bridges

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Record a victory for ALLIES ARMY  50 %
Total plays 2 - Last reported by pino on 2021-05-07 23:29:30

On the early morning of June 6th,1944, the platoons of the 2nd Oxfordshire and the Buckinghamshire Ligh: Infantry landed a few hundred meters from their targets; the bridge over the Caen Canal and the bridge over the Orne River. The defenders, the 736 Grenadierregiment were taken completely by surprise. Major John Howard's men quickly overtook their targets while British sappers cleared the bridges of explosives. The expected German counterattacks came at dawn with the arrival of panzer units and the Panzergrenadiers. Finally at 1300, Lord Lovitt's Commando's arrived to relieve the exhausted glider troopers.

 

  British German
Division 1

5 Squad Bases
- 10 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officer
- 2 Machine Gun Crew

1x Engineer
1x Flamethrower
1x AntiTank

3 Squad Bases
- 5 Regular Infantry
- 2 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 2 Machine Gun Crew

1 Flak 36 88mm Gun 

1x Engineer

Division 2

3 Squad Bases
- 9 Regular Infantry
- 2 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer

1x Engineer
1x Flamethrower
1x AntiTank

2 Squad Bases
- 5 Regular Infantry
- 1 Elite Infantry
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

1x Engineer

Strategy Decks Command 1
Morale 1
Artillery 1
German Reinforcements 1
Starting Strategy Cards 2 2
Operations Cards Double Time No Surrender
Lay Smoke
Deployment Zone Div. 1: Glider hexes (bright yellow) on maps 6A and 4A
Div. 2: Glider hexes (dark yellow) on map 5A.
Div. 1: Black hexes on map 4A.
Div. 2: Light gray hexes on map 5A.
The German antitank gun goes into the blue hex.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  
Objective

The British must take and hold the two bridges. They must use their engineers to remove the charge markers and they must keep the Germans from using the bridges to reinforce their Normandy beach defenders.

If the British hold just one bridge at the command phase of turn 5, it is a partial British victory.

If the Germans hold both bridges at the command phase of turn 5, it is a major German victory. If the British fail to remove the charge markers, the bridges explode at the command phase of the fifth round.
Rounds 5
Actions per turn 3 2
Reinforcements

Status phase Round 3: (yellow R hex)

3 Squad Bases
- 6 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officer

1x Engineer
2x AntiTank

Status phase Round 3: (gray R hexes)

1 Panzer IV
1 Stug III
2 Squad Bases
- 6 Regular Infantry
- 1 Mortar Crew

Special Rules
  • One or both players may use the Leadership Decks from Normandy. The British get the Montgomery card, and the Germans get the Model card. Follow the rules for the leadership decks.
  • Both brdges have demolitions markers on them. If they are not removed by the command phase of turn five, the bridges will explode. The engineer squads can remove demolitions from the bridges by moving onto the bridge and then in the next round, fatigue the unit and remove the demolition marker.
  • Gliders block line of sight and give +1 cover to the units in their hexes.
  • If by the ccmmand phase of any round, both demolition markers have been removed and both bridges are under British control, the British win.
  • If these conditions are not met by the command phase of round five, the Germans win.
Terrain Features Rivers are flooded.

 

Tags: German Army, British Army, Complexity: Medium, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1944

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alecrespi replied the topic: #555 1 year 6 months ago
Minor British victory for removing the charge and holding the southern bridge (with some misread rules and some missing initial deployment hexes).

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