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THE BATTTES FOR, OOSTERBEEK AND ARNHEM

OPERATION MAR.KET GARDEN


THE NETHIR.IANDS" SEPMMBEN. T944

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WHY COLLECT A FORCE FROM


A BRIDGE TOO FAR?
A lLrirQt Tia /ia brings flaru Of lYirl pl.rvcls into Lhc

HOW TO BUILD A FORCE


Jn

I'kltts Ol'\lhr:,l rrcs vorr w ill commeucl a corufrlrri r,ith


ll pllroons- l-.rch conrp:rnt inclutlcs:

sclcr

epic storl. o1- Opclation \lurkc't Llarden- Tlc nerr' i\lliccl l''
i\ir bornc Arnry l'oulLl junrp bchind enerrl, Iines iLrrd s.curr i1
series ofbriclgcs fiorr Linclhoven ro;\rrhcnr. while the llritislr
L\-\ (10'r') (iorps. u,oulcl breali throLrgh thc (ielmen clclirrccs

Comparry Headquarters - lhc conrpitny helc{qu.rlters


pLrtoorr is rcquirccl xithoLrtir voLLh,rve noconrnrarrdlVlr.:rr
rorL choosr lour lilce thc lirst thirrg lrLL shoLrlcl pulchasc

on the llelgiirn hor-clel arcl ch;rrqc ro Arnhem Linking rrp rvith


the i\lliccl pirr,rrroopcrs alorrs thc'r,'lrr

Conrbat l)latoons - At le,rsr ru o conrbut pllrtoons ;rlc rrsLL:rlll


rcqLrilecl. llese platooos rnekc ,'p rhe core ofvour fc,tcc.

Allied gencrlls cittt t;rlte comnrarrcl o{ l}rir:rin.s airbornc lirrccs


including thc' 1'' Indepenclent T'olislr P;rr:rchurc llr iqeclc. t hese
elite perrtroopcrs u'ill quicklr sccLrre thcir obicctivc lncl thtrr
tenaciouslv dclencl it clon r to thcil last btrilct.
(lcrm,rn qeri:rals *ill tJie connrrrnrl of one of thc \\illen SS

Weapons Platoons - \\trrpons phtoons comc fronr vour orvn


bert:rlion or rcgilrrent. Aldrouqh ther'.rre oprional tho'oilcr
\ ()ul comf:1nT c\.cllcnt slrl)pol t, sLrch .ls lr.av\ nl;tchinr' gulls,

ancl Hecr l(rnrplqluppcrr dclcncling rhc r\rrrlrcrrr rree. Fight rls


SSJ(lnrp{gLup;.c Spintllcr or Kempgl uppc von litrru encl crLrsh
thc Rr itish .rirbolne pcrinrclcr. ()r. tal<e conrnr.rntl oi rhe rlering

SS-Krmplrruppc Cracbncr,rnd chelge ecross Arnhem llritlgc'l

rhe choiccs

Support Plaroons

Support plrr(oons xre scrrr

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c()lnpeDr bv rhc division or corps. lLr(sa Plaloons givc vou


cxrril !r.lIl)orr in mrny lirrnrs. litngi g llonl trnlis t():trtillcr\'.

PLATOONS
l uch pl.rt,ron dilgrrm inrlicarcs rhc retltLire,:l terms that votr
ro rrrel(( thirl rrnil i combxl lvolthv forcc. Thc Lroops

ol

thrcc British :rncl rhrce (icrnr;rrr conrp:rnics blscrl orr histolical


cranrples drat fouglrL dLLring ()pcretion N'lrrrkct ( l:rrclen irr

Srptcnrbcr 1!44.

Ilach Arrnv is merlc rrp ol pletoons, crlch Plrtoon hrs rn


lrssociilted po;fts (o\( blseLl upon its sizc:rnrl rhe ecl,:litiorlll
options rhat lorr selecr fbr thcnr. \brL lnd vour opl,onent
shoulcl sclccr r.oLrr tbrccs to rn.rgreecl points r',rlrre.

rrlorrrrs,rncl,rnti-renli weapons.

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HOW THIS BATTTE BOOK WORKS

'lhc lnrclligcncc Blielings in thir hrok gire rou

u irlr vorrr points is vorrl compenv hcadqlurtcrs.

rlr:rr :rre LrLrcL in cach diaqrenr nrLrsr bc inclrLderl. lhose troops

in qrcv .rr! oplionrl rroops rh:rt ackl aciclitior,rl nren.


\\'e:lpoirs

special

llfd cquipnr(rrr ro r he P|lroon.

SPECIAT RULES
\n Fhtu: OJ'\Yar, rhcrc rre mrnl'spccirl

r-ulcs thtr give phl ers


rlre {l.rvour oiplayin!: cach in<li"idu,rl nation. lhcspr:cirrl rulcs
reNcct rhc sort oi treinint ancl cgrripnrcnt rhe solcliers ofclch
n:rriorr uscd. rs ucll ;rs thc lirlhtine spir it ofthc men.

THE BATTLES FOR OOSTERBEEK AND ARNHEM


OPERATION MARKET GARDEN
THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 1944

lV'ritten

b1,:

Michae/ Hdught

Ed,itors: Peter Slttutto tich,

Assistant \M:titers

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Fieid Marshal Bernard Montgomery, commander of the


Allied 21'' Army Croup, had a daring plan to end the war
before Chlistmas, 1944. He arguecl for a massive airborne
and ground operation to secure a narrow corridor lrom
the Belgian bordel to the city of Amherr, positioned on
the Rhine. Capturing Arnhem rvould cut off the Cermans
holding out in the Durch deep sea port cities and allorv the
Allies to strike into Germany itselF.

Alnhem linking

up rvith the Allied paratroopers along the rvay.


The plan was subdivided into nvo operations called Operarion

Market (the airbornc elemcnt) and Opcration Garden


(the ground element), but as a whole it was lefelred to as
Operation Market Garden.

a daring daylighr drop into Cennan-occupied Holland.


The American 101'' 'Screaming Eagles' and rhe 82'd
'All American'Airborne Divisions rvould bc dropped benveen
Eindhoven ancl Nijmegen and the British l" Airborne

Division and 1" Polish lndependent Parachure

Brigade

u'ould clrop near Arnhem.


Unbekno*'nst to the paratroopers, just north ofArnhem dre
and 1 0'r S S-Panzer D ivisions, of /l SS Panzerborps (2""
Tank Corps) rvere stationed to rest and reorganise.
9'h

On rhe rnorning of l7 September, a nassive

iir

SS

armada of

orer 4.1.00 Allied bombers. fighters, transports and gliders


6lled rhe skr'.

Of

these, 1,880 transports ancl tugs hauled

35,000 airbolne troops into Holland. On tbe ground,20,000


vehicles iired up their engines and prepared for the ordet to
advance-C)peration Market Clarden rvas in full swing.
The C-47 transporr planes easily fbund their drop zones and
deployed the paratroopers onto rhe predeternined drop and
landing zones. The landings wcre largely unchallenged by the
Germans who u'ere caught flat-fbotecl ancl initially Lrnable ro
respond in force.

As Americao paratroopers rushed to secure the road thar


rvould soc,n be called 'FIell's Highway', Cleneral Roy
Urquhalt's l" Airborne Division gathered itself and headed
toward Arnhem.
Meanwhile, the Germans rallied and prepar-ed to crush thc
paras before chey could secure their objcctives. Elements of
9. 'HohenstduJen' SS-Panzeditkion sec up blocking lines
benveen the paras' drop zones and Arnhem. Only Lieutenant
Colonel John Frost's 2"d Parachute Battalion managed
to slip thlough the German defence and reach Alnhem ar
2000 hours on the 6rst dav.
The Germans reinforcecl their blocking lines with more troops
from tlre 9. SS-Panzerdiuisiox. SS-Obersturmbannfi)hrer

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Spindlcl's stlengthened line preventecl rhe rest of the


British from reaching Arnhcn bridgc, halting them mcrcly
a mile (1.6km) &om Frost. Spindler immediately tumed
ro rhe o$ence and pushed rhe British paras back toward

In tlre west,

KanpJgruppe

1)o Tettltlt, under

the

command of Gentrallautntnt (.Lieutenant General) Hans


von Tectau, slammed into the British, capturing their
viLal landing and drop zones. Von Tettau and Spindler
squeczc<l the l"Ailbolne Division into a small perimeter.
Urquhart was forced to dig-in and a$-ait reinforcements
from 30'r'Corps.

In Arnhem a heroic battle *,as being rvaged benveen Flost's


-Ihe

Operation Market involved the largest collection ofairborne


forces to date. Thlec full paratrooper divjsions would risk

9-

che

C)osrerbeek.

The rew Allied 1" Airborne Army would jump behind enemy
lines and secure a series ofbridges flom Eindhovcn to Arnhem,
whlle the British 30"' Corps would break through the Cerman
defences on the Belsian border and charge to

(Lieutcnant Colonel) Ludwig Spindler, conmander of

division's artillery regiment, rook command of rhe defence,


forming SS -KampJgtapp e Sp indler (Battlcgroup Spindler).

battalion ancl the Gelman,ll SS-Panz.erkorys.


tenacious
pararroopers sarv olF sc"eral major assaults and steadfastly
refused to surrender. Hou-ever. as casualties mounted
and reinforccmcnts were not forthcoming, Frost's men

to sunencler on 21 September, but not befc,re


expending er-ery lasr bullet and anti tanL round.
vvere forced

'lhe 1'' Polish lndependent Parachute Brigede rvas finally


delivered on Thursday afternoon, 21 September. They
were clelayed due to poor weadrer and arrived too lare ro
help Frost ar Arnhem Briclge. Insteacl they rvere clivertecl
to LJriel to reinlorce Urquharr in (Josrerbeek. Hou'ever,
thcv quickly fo,.rn<l that they cou1c1 not cross the liver in
lorcc and had to wxir lor rh 30'h Corps, rvhich arrivecl the
follorving clay.
The 43'd (\(lessex) l)ivision and rhe Polish arternpted to make
one last attmpr to get across the Rhine and reach the British
l " Airborne. A German countera!!ack at Koevering, horvever,
had destroyed most ofthe assault boats, leaving only a fcw to
send across an enrire bartalion.

Kmpfgruppe ran Tettau noticed the vulnerable boats in the


water and opened fire. The crossing failed wirh rerrible losses.

\fith the last attelnpt ro cross rhe Riine in ruin, the Allied
prioriry was now to rscue rhe British l" Airborne Division
rrapped on rhe orher side.
Urquhart ordcrcd his division to rvithdrarv ar 2200 hours on
25 September. By 0500 houls the lollowing moming, 1.74I
paratroopers, 422 glider piJots, and 160 Polish paratroopers rvere
evacuared adoss the Rhine.

During Operation Marker Gardeo,

rhe division had suffered 1,485 killed and 6,525 crpmrecl.

Opcration Markct Gardcn rvas over and rhe Aliies * ere fbrced
ro reconsider their grand strategl-.
Sone of ml oLl so/diers ard I had had n.t,t.) it,trrott':hau: attd
been so nearll ouerultelned, but eacl, ritite. i'i;t a, r/,e God oJ'

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In 1940, Winston Churchill instructecl the Brirish War Oflice

'lhe l'' Airborne L)ivision continued to expand with rhe new

to fbrm an airtrorne corps alter learning about rhe (lerman

2"'L P:rrechute

r{ith

prrarroopers in the Low Clounrries. The


Cencral l,anding School r-as ser up at Ringway, Manchesrer,
by Army and RAF staf. Men of No. 2 Corrmanclo rvele
selected for ttaining, and thc firct jrrmps carried our on
13.luly 1940.
successes

For rhe British airborne forces 1941 was a yeal ofdevelopment


l" Parachrice Brigade rvas forrned in
September, and shorrly aftcrw,arcls *re 1" Aillanding Brigade
was addcd rvith four glider-borne airlanding batalions.

Bligadc and the addition of No. 38 Croup of


the Royal Air Force, rvhich was creared to provide rranspor.t
and io worh closelv \\,i$ the clivision.
The maroon berct ofthe l!itish 'peras' rvas first seen by (lermen
troops in North Atlica end u,ithin months they had christcncd
rhc ferocious paras as Rote Titli/, or l\eLI Devils.'lhis discinctive
hcadgeer u':rs olliciallv introcluced in I942 and thc Pegasus

and expansion. lhe

svmbol chosen ls the cnblem ofBrirish Airborne Forces.

In

NORTH AFRICA &


SOUTHERN EUROPE

Novernber 1941, Gcncral I3r'orvning rvas appointcd


Cornmarder Paratloops and Airborne -lroops ancl rhe

l"Aitbotnc Dir.ision

olllcialiv lbrmccl. ln Dccember., dre


Glider Pilot llegimenr r,r'as establishecl as parr ofrhe Arniy Air
Corps to 111'rhe Horsa arcl Hanilcar gliders.
u-as

l ' Parachute fi igede rvas dispatchecl


to Tunisirl lbr irs first opelarional cornbat junps. -fhe
In Seprenrbel 1942, rhe

division junrped into'lunisia and Sicily u.ith nixed resLLlts.


Opelarion Husky, rhe Allicd invasior ofSicily, cncountereci

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mrnv djlficrLltics resultirq in the division

Lrcirrg scatterecl.
Thc l,ar,rrroop.ets secLrr,:r1 their objcctivc s ltnd helcl onro thcrrr.

but thcir ieinloricrrrcnts rlirl not arrirc in iinrc so thev


pLrll brcli ro.rvoicl lrcing cur o]i rt,rcl dcsrlolecl.

Afirr Sicilr thc l' ,\irbomc Ilivi,icrn lurrl,'d br

h.Lcl

to

,rt rhc
()nce
porL
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securcd.
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h:rliln port oi-lerento.
ro
prc'pele
lirl
drc
of rhc c{ir.isjon u.rs wit lrdr.rl n ro Lnr.llnd
Brisutli'
rcnrrinecl
inr.usiorr ol-l'-Lrrope. OnJl thc.i' Prrachute
in lt:rll conrlrrg Lrn.ler cotrrt,,e',d oi Lhe \eu' 1-elllttrl
l)ivision ls ir {ilughr its n..Ll rror t hrr rlcl bcfirr e bcinq returnecl

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hu

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pl:rnnccl ercl crncellecl.

on l2 Scptcnrh.'r l9'iri, rhc t{ilision \\':1s giverr


orclers to prepltc for rr joinr Lerrcl-rir rsseLrlr on occLLPicci
I Iollancl rellr:cl Opeletion \Jrrrkcr ller.len. Jle clilision rvas
trsl<ctl tirh clpturinq rh. roetl bridgc lt Alnhcrrr--(r4 miLes
(1021<n) bthincl rhc hont lirc ,rn.L hoLdine it LLnrii lelievccl
bl rh. g',,,,n,1 tlnits oft]rc llrltish.l0" Corps.'lhc opcrltion
I in;Lllr',

*rrs to bc Leur.h.'cl on 17 Septcnbcr 194'i.

NORTH-WEST EUROPE
Bv 19.14 rh. l ' ,\irlrorne l)iLision

into lrtnce

clLrrirrg Oper':rtion Ovcllorcl on


6 JLrne 19.14. lhc nrcr oi dre l' Airbolne l)ivision cegclll
\\'ilrchcd rhe lrrogress oi ihc Norntrnch .:urrPaign rncl grc\!'
incrc.rsinglr inrpericnt ui sc\eral xirlrorna oPcrxtiol)s \\:ere

jLrmped

inclLrLlcd

thc I

rn,-l

/L' PerrilrLLrc Brigedes. l' .1irlrrrrrling Brig.rcle, enrl arrailrirl


1lrlillcr\, lnti renl<. cnqinc.r, rc.onnilis!.rrrc(, rrrrrl loqistitel
sLrppor r rroops. l1rc rljr ision. rbout I i1,000 rrcrr conllrn.lc.l
bl i\1rjor (icncrll Urquh.rrr. *us 1,tr,prrc,1 Lo hn.1 by
prlrchure arcl gliclcr.

'Ihc ,\llircl Srrpreme C.orrrr;rnd elecrerl to ltt tlrc l ,\irbortre


l)ivision ri'sr ard rcllr trtile tlr! n.w 6 Airborne Llivision

OPERATION MARKET GARDEN


Operation \{:ulict (,rrclcn pose.l sevclel clr;rllcnges fLrr thc
l Airborrrc f)ivision. Firsr. tltc drop zones tc'c,r\er 6 milcs
{l0llr) h-om rhcArrrircnr Bridge. this las beclrlrsc drc Ror;ll

Air For'.:e t es conccr-ncd :lboLrt thr.lrrroLrn t oicxpcctcd cnetrl


rnri-:rir(rell ilre or,er .'\rnhcrl. l-:rnclin-li:Lrrcl drol Toncs wcrc
hel;' kccp rhc pilots lnd.tilcrelt \rli'so rhri drc]'
orrlrl dclir,eL rhc diyi\ion wirh mininrunr cxsuxlrics.

sclccrc,.l ro
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to a severe shortagc of transport aircraft,


woulcl take threc days to get all of the clivision ancl thc
attachecl l'' Polish Inclepcnclcnt I'arachute f3rigade to
Arnhem. Itrc logistical nightmare of cLclivering thlee ailic<l
airbornc tlilisions inro occLrpied Flollrnd t'brccd thc British
Seconclly,, <lue

norrh*esr oi

it

add extra

planoers to stagger rhe division.s lrrival into Lhree separate


lilrs on three separate devs. It u:Ls hoped rhar the Ger-m:rn
reacrior *'oLrlcl be slou,and disorganisecl giving rhe division
tinrc ro orgarlisc lrsclfancl sccurc Arnhern.

Tht

pLan alsc,

rclicd,,r rhc rrcathcr to remair lalourrble fbr

rhr.t dars so rhat rhe rcirrfbrcing lilts and rcsLrpplv


i:crt....'. ror dcialed. \\'irh a lirtle luck the l'' Ailborne

rhosc

[)r. :.:r,r .rnr] rre Poles u ould occufl thc cin-ofArnhem in a


:,i:: L.riq.rd: perimrrer holding out fbr nvo to firur da1's until

.; ilcci b, -ll)

(.olps.

nri ir ii;1 lendings rooli place on a sunnr- Sundav afiernootr.


Thcr *:rc neerll perfictll execured with minimai casualties.
nre J \irlanding liig:rde lanclecl lirst to secure the cltop
zones. lhc l' I)arachutc Iirigadc cltoppecl sc,on afier*,arcls
and l ithin an hour ser oll:torvards Arnhenr on thrcc scparare
road roures one lbr e:rch I'arachute bartalion.

Par-:rchure Battalion

delenders.

'Ihe nain push iorrrrcd .:,,,r: T:i.: Rourc neal the


St. F-lisabcth Hospital in u estern \r::r:l:l. General Urquhart
and Brisadier Lathburl, commander oi rhe 1 Parachure
Brigac{e, were cur

headecl to
Arnhcm on the Leoparcl Route, the northernmost rpproach.
LJnfbrtunatell fbr the paratloopers, a cc,mpanl fiom thc
German Blrtalion Kr,lfft rvls on trlining manocrLr'rcs in rhe
\\,oods bctwccn thc drop zoncs and Arnhem. The Gcrmens
forrncd hasty blocking posirions across rwo oflhc rhree roures
to Arnh.n1, inllicring a scrics ofanrbushcs anrl cngaging in a
sreacll hghtin!t * ithclra*al ton'arcl Arnhcm. The paratroopcrs
recoverecl arcl imnrcdiatcll counterattacked, folcing Kraili to
fill back to Oosrcrbcck. Horvo'cr l ' Para Battalion suffcred
rr:rriblc losses end tere lorced ro halt their advance elong

The BriLish attcmpt to reach Arnhem rvas haltecl c,n1y one


lrusrratinq nile (1.!krn) lrorn Arnhem Bridge. (ierman
countctattacks wele becoming much more coordinated ancl
thc lirst cnemv armour hxcl arrived, cnding any hopes of
quicldy rcaching Frost.

into Clermln control.

Rc1uctantl1,, Urquharr withdrerv to


delensive perimeter The division slow4v
rctrcaled to thc nerv perimeter'. On 20 Seprenrber, Urquharr
OostcrbeeL ro fblm

from 30'h (iorps.

ARNHEM
In Arnhem, Frosr esrablished his orvn perimctcr on the first
night, cxpanciing it the fbllorving morning. The 6rst (lerrnan
aLLacks came fiom the east and sorrth, ancl both assaults were
easil,v repulscd. The Gelmans made a feu. more assaults against

Frosis prerimetcr but rvere again clefeatecl. Realising that the


stutrborn paratroopers were not going to make rhings easv, rhe
Germans dccidcd to keep back and use artillew to pulverise the
builclings wirhin dre perinrcter and set them alieht.

IION

of the Alnhem Bridge for alnrosc four da1s, only surrendering


once they had fired rheir last buller on 21 Seprember.

ancl made

hasq-march to Arnheil on the I-ion

roure, rhe soudlernmost of thc thrcc. Frost passed through


Heveadorp anci thc southcn edge ol'Oosrerbeek u-ith litde
or no resisrance as thc Gcrmans were held up by the other
Brirish edvance further nortl-r. Frost pushcd his battalion
inro Arnhem, lighting o1l a lerv small German anacks belore
reaching rhe Arrhem Briclgc :rt 2000 horrrs.

The only gains madc by thc Gcrmans wcre on the northern edge
,,,,,here SS-KunpJgrrEpe .\pindler ForcedUrqrLharr to relorm the

line ro shortcn his supply routc and consolidatc the defbndcrs.


The other q,as in the south-west sector wherc Kampjlntppe lon
7}tlr;a rn:rdc an assaLrlt agiairst the 'Weste rbotrrving Heights and
pushed the

Bartalion sct olF along Tigcr Roure,


the miclclle path r.ia Oostcrbcck. Thev quicklv oLltflanked

Fron Heelsum, thc

3"1

Kralli's blocking line :rnd made a fast push toruard Ooster beck
reaching the wesrern suburbs ofArnhem by the end of rhc
clay. However, rhcy roo ran inro still lesist:rnce bv tbe lead
elements of ,!5 ,(zzlgr up p e Sp ind/er.

WESTERN ARNHEM
Thc folJowing day, the l" and 3"r Battalions loLtsht in r':rin
to L,rcak through rhe increasinglv tough Gernan blockine
lines. Mcanrvhile the 4'r'Parachure Brigacle:rrrivecl at DZ-Y

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'lhe 1" Air-bolne L)ivision dug in arouncl dre perimetel and


fought off sevctal Gernan attempts to rcducc thc pcrimclcr.

l'

Border Battalion cest, losing ncarly halfofbase


Ioss u'otld prove f)tai to the l" Polish

of thc perineter. 'lhis

TIGER ROUTE

i,:

m:lssive KampJgruppe uon 'fcttrtu w:Ls


threaleninl thc drop zones. tsritish supply clrop zones fell

Several nrorc limitecl:rssaults *.ele launchecl to keep pressure


on the l3ritish paras. Frost end his men held thc northcrn cnd

ROUTE

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To rhe rvest. the

Lcopercl RoLrre.

l7 Septenrbel

'

off from thc di.ision .,hcn a Gernan

counteratlack rook chem by surprisc. Tho lcrc fbrccd into


hiding until they nranaged ro escape ro rejoin thcir men. For
lourteen cricical hours. rhe division s,as Ieft leaderless.

1or rvord

leli DZ-X and

Borh l"'rand 3'r P:rrachute llanalic,ns lcft DZ-X and headed


straighr ro Heelsum. Lieurenant Colonel Frost's 2"r Irarachutc
Bartalion u,,rs the llrst to leave Heelsun at 1530 hours on

.#..,, I.:

rushed lonvard to

esLablished his clivisional hcaclquar-tels ar rhe Hartenstein


Hotel, placed his battalions aloLrnd the perimeter-, and rvaited

LEOPARD ROUTE

'Ihe 1"

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uright ro n: l- :r,r .:::,- ;qainsr rhe German

Inclcpenclcnt Palachute Brigade a ferv days larer.

'lle

Oosterlreek Perimctcr rvas formcd on thc cvcning of


20 Seprembcr and consistcd of a thunb-shapcd dcfcnsive

perinereranchored at the bank ofthc l,ou,er Rhinc. Thc castcrn


side ofdre perimeter rvas based on the suburbs ol:Oosterbeek
n hilc the rvesteln side *,as heavilyr-ooded palldand.'Ihe area
near dre river Lrank .r'as opcn poldcr meadows that neither sidc
occupied bur corLld be easilv controlled by rveapons 6re. 'lle
V'esterbousin.q Heiqhrs, high grollnd near the river on the
rvestern side of rhe perimeter, were of particular significance
since rhel ollired a commanding view of che crossing sires.

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.German atncks steadily increased but, since the Grman units

came

fiom

several dillerent Kampfgruppe comman&, che1'

were poorly coordinated. This allowed the British to shift their


iimited reserves and artillery srlpport to the most threatened
secto$ or launch counterattack to retake lost positions.
The iighting was furious but also with an uncommon level

w*r:

of

chivalry at rimes. The British aid stations were in large houses


and hotels close to the easrern perimeter to treat the wounded
returning from rhe ear'lier fighting in Arnhem. \X4ren the
Germans smrted attacking the Oosterbeek Perimeter the aid
stations would often be io Gerrnan rerrirory, but the Germans
largely left the medical staff alone and allowed them to tend
to wounded. As a result i! was not uncommon for wounded
British soldiers ro be evacuared rowards dle front linc for
medical treatnent.
The Bricish gor a significant morale and firepower troost on
the morning ofThursday,21 September, rvhen radio contact
was esrablished with 30'h Colps. the contacted Llnit was lhe
64$ Medium Regiment armed rvith 5.5" guns and would
be joined by additional artillery uoirs over lhe nex! lew
days, providing anillery support for the 1" Airborne for rhe
durarion of the bartle.

After a three-day delal', the l" Polish lndependent Parachute


Brigade was dropped near Driel and ordered to iind a rvay
ro ger across the Lower Rhine to reinforce the British at
Oosterbeek. The Polish drop also caused the Cermaus to
redirect several units, slated for the {inal attacks on the British

positions across the Arnhem Road Bridge, to set up blocking


positions to keep the Poles from potenrially capturing the
bridge or blocking the road to Nijmegen.
Hou,ever, the British rvere driven oif the rWescerbourving
Heights and the lerry the Poles pianned to use was lbuod to be
desroyed. On 22 September, 30'l Corps made contact with the

The British para and airlanding troops are an elite force in


the army. They are all fealless volunteers and have been wclltrained in the tactics ofthe British Arnrr'.

Poles ar

'

Drc- -::c =,. :.----. -..::::.ii .o gerring Brirish

across -!ri

and Poiish
-ire
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oosrerbeek perimeter.
-r:- .c:r:-.utile nights to get rnen

r..-r:a ,.:
rroops
The Poles mad: r-,.. :::::::::r
across dre river r:si:rg::r::::-i-. -::l,i sm;:11 boars.

The crossings *ere erire=:l. r;:-:rcous and due to che swift


currents and consrant G:rman ::a;h:ne gun and artillery lire
lewer than 200 Poles crossed succersh,rlLr. 11re lasr artempt

to get troops across the rirer $as made br a battalion of


the British 43 'Wessex Dir ision that srarred ac 0100 hours
on 25 September; dre Brirish rroops erperienced the same
challenges as the Poles and most oi the rroops ther crossed
the rivel became casuakies or prisoners ofrr ar. After the third
failed artempt to cross the rivet rhe decision rvas made to
evacuate the 1" Airborne Division.
The evacuatioo order and plan for a phased rvithdrawal was

communicaled to lhe airborne men during the morning


and afiemoon of 25 Septenber. The chaplains and medical
staff rvould remain with the wounded rvhile several of the
wounded sti1l capable of 6r-ing weapons remained to create
the appearance the British positions were occupied. The
\'acuetion commenced at 2200 hours under rhe cover of a
30'r' Corps artillery barrage. The rveather turned cold and
rainy rvhich also helped mask the evacuation fiom German
observation but the Cerman 6re steadily increased as the
evacuation ellorts became apparent.
until about 0530 hours
on 26 September when davlight rnade additional crossings too
Boats continued to cross the l,ower Rhine

dangerous. In total about 2,500 men were successlirlly evacuated.

About 400 men were unable to be evacuated by c{awn and were


captured in addition to the wounded and rnedical personnel Ieft
behind. The evacuees marched to Driel rvhere they got blankets,
a hot meal, and boarded trucks to Nijmegen for rest arrd medic.:r1
attention. Tbe suryivors o[the 1" Airbornc Division returned to
the United Kingdon a fe* days later

British Parachute Companies, Airlanding Companies and


the Aitborne Reconnaissance SEtadron all use the nonna/
British special ruks faunl on pages 171 to 175 of the
Flantcs Of \Yar rulebook.

',j];r

. .-ti.

The 1" Polish lndependent Parachute Brigade (1PlPts)


was forrned in September 1941 at Leveo, Scotland and
connanded by Colonei Sranislarv SosabowsLi.'lhe cadre

thoughr too soft for gliders so the antj-tank guns and other
heary equipment norLld be landed on 1B Septcmber (D+1)
and 19 September (D+2) at the Bricish landing zones north

came lrom the Polish 4'r'Infhntry Division that Sosabowslci


h.rd led ou' of Flrncc in June o[ l't40.

ofthe Rhine. The rest ofthe lPJPB n'ould land via parachute
on 19 September (D+2).

By 1944, the iPIPB had 3,100 men including Polish tloops


lrom other units, former prisoners ofwar from Soviet gLrlags,
and even a ferv who had been conscripted into the (lerman
Army and captured in North Africa. The Polish paratroopers
had one goal-to return to Poland by the shortest rvay and
liberace ir from the Gennans.

The glider-bor-ne units landed as schcduled but the D+2 units


suff-ered heavy casualties due ro the German forces occupying
the cdges oFrhe their landing zone. The airlanding units loughr
:rlongside the l" Airborne Division rhroughout the battle.

The brigade's 'Jndepcndeot' label had a double

took off for Holland, over a third of the transport aircraft

meaning.
Organisationallv, it was strucrured ard equippec{ the sane a's its
Brirish eqtivalent, horvever the brigade had i$ own artillery anri-

tank, engineering, supply, and medical Llnits so it could operlte


independendy. Politicalll', the IPIPB was direcdy controlled by
the Polish govcrnment-in-exile in London, independendy ofthe
British, so it could be used during an uprising in Poland.

ln the spring of

1944, the British pressured the Polish


governmenr to release the IPIPB fol combat operations in
l(estern Europe and it u,as fina1ly integrated into the British
1"

Airborne Corps in June 1944.

The main benefit for the Polish paras of direct British


comnand was drat rraining, resources and equipment becanre
more readily available and the lPIPB spent July and August
of 1944 improving its readiness.
In August of 1944, the Polish Home Army in \Warsau,r'ose up
againsr rhe Ger:mans and lhe paras were ready ro go ro their
counrrymen\ defence. However, thc II'IPB was restricted
from heading to Poland due ro complications involved in
getting them rhere safely.

$fhen the Operation Market Garden was planned, the


lPIPB's orders were to land immediately south of the
Arnhem Bridge and move to reinforce 1'' Parachute Brigade
in Arnhem. Horveve! as the battle unfblded their landing
zone was shifted near to the vilLage of Driel so thel could
reinforce the British at rhe Oosterbeek Perimeter.

Due to a shortage of aircraft the brigade would be landed


in parts over three days and had to leave rheir artillery

Brcl rveather delayed and disrupted the drop ofthe rest ofthe
IPIPB for t*o days until 21 September. \fhen they finally

aborred the mission due to anti-aircrah fi.e, resulting in only


1,000 Polish paratroopers landing near I)r'iel.
The paratroopers rluickl)' moved to rhe sourh bank ofthe Rhine
across from the British position at Oosterbeek u,hete rhey
expected to find a flrry to ge! therrr across the river. Holvever, lhey

lound thar the felry was cut loose by its f)urch oper-ator earlier'
in the operation ro prevenr ils use by the Germaru, so the Polish
paras ltll back to Dliel, ancl lormed a deftnsive perimeter.

Jle

Poles fbught off several Grman assaulcs and faced


constant artiliery bombardment [ntii 22 September when
the iead elements of 30" Corps reached Driel. \Virh the rerv
reinlorcements rhe IPIPB agail locused on rcacbing the
British paras across the river.

The Polish paras made two artemprs to cross che Rhine under
cover ofdarkness. The 6rst atrempt i,vas rnade on the evening

of 22 September using small rubber lafts. A sccond attempt


was made the following evening using assault boats from
30'h Corps. German fire and the srvift currenr made rhese
crossings extremely diflicult. Only abor.rt 200 Polish troops
made it across the river

On the night of 25 September, rhe I PIPB helped the British

l" Airborne

escape back across the Rhine. The brigadc then

marched south ofNijmcgen and guarded bridges and airfields

for nvo *'eeks before rerurning to rhe United Kingdom in


mid-October.

ground where the Polish wouid drop was

Thc brigade was disbanded in June 1947 and most of the men
decided to lemain in exile, settling permanently in the United
Kingdom rarher than returning to communist Polaod.

it was an independent brigade The 1PIPB did not


receive supporr ciirectly from the 1" Airborne Division,
relying instead on its own support platoons.

The Poles displayed remarkable bravery in combat, often


pushing on to take objectives when any other men would

unit behind.

Tl.re

FOR YOUR FREEDOM AND OURS

Since

Polish Parachure Companies use all of the normal Brirish


special rules, lound on pages 171 to 175 of the rulebooL,
except British Bulldog. Instead, rhey replace the British
BulLdog special ruie with the For Your Freedom and Ours
special rule. Support Platoons from 30'h Corps are not Polish
and use all of the normal British special rules.

have

turned back.

Iltlish

Platottns

fght to tht

Platoon Moral.e Checks.

last and ma1 re-roll fuiled

If yu

are

Company, lour Company Command


Ct mpany Mt'rale Chechs.

fieHing a Polish
tean may re-roll

s
-.

Jr.hn D. Frosr *as born

..rr.rr1 \\orld \\irr Il.


C

\\

in 19ll in Tndia. lVhcn

Englancl
Frost u.as posrecl to dre 10"' Brn:rlion

arr:roniens, in 5rr*blk

.rs

plrt of rhc

l 5'r' Scortish Division.

rhr dlsr Blirish ailborne division lvas formed. Frosr


cc1 ancl * es eppoinred to rhc f "i Parachutc Rattalion,
1 .{irborne Dllision in rhe 1;ll ol 1 9,11.

her,.

olunreer

From Januarv 1942 ro Dccember 19,13, Frosr participar.-d


in a varien of airbornc opcrarions. His first opcration in
Februar,r' i 942 rvas a successfill parachute laid into occupied
France to steal (lerman radar eqlripmenr lrnd retLrrn ir to
England fbr analvsis.

Fros! bccame the commender

of 2'J

Batt.rlion during

battalion conclucted scveral :lirborne assaults

in

:lunisia,

caPruring kev rir bases.

Irc chcn dropped into Sicily as a p:rrt of Operatior.r Llusk1,.


Frosr's 2"'i ilattalion asseulted and captuled rhe Ponte di
Plinosole Briclge in Siciil'. Ahhough the objective rvas seculed
carll in the opcration, Frost didn't rccejve rcinlorcemcnts and
u.as ibrced to renpot:rril1-rvithclrarv until they coulcl reclaim
the br.idgc ivift help liorn rhe British Eighrh Arml
Frostt next combar jr-Lmp would be inro rhe Netherlancls
duling Operatlon Markcr Gardcn. The British l'' Airborne
Division rvas to sccure rhe vical crossing over the Rhine Riverin Arnhern u'ith Frost's battalion in the leacl.

,r

,,12

r'1,., I ,:..

On thc afternoon of 17 SeptemLrer 1!,i4, Frost's 2"'lBattalion


c,n irs assigned drop zorrc about six miles lrom the
Arnhem Bridgc. The battalion lblmed up and ser o1i lollowing
the north bank of the Rhine.
1anc1ec1

I)uring the march to Arnhen, Frost's battalion overpolvered


b,r.passed :rnv (lerman resistance. The lcad companv of
Frost'.s 2"d Battalion reachcd thc nortl-rern cnd ofthe Arrhem

or

Brldge bv 2000 hours.

Trrmcdiatcll', Frost c,rdered a colnpanv to cleer rhe bridge


of Cermans, but rhev rvcrc unablc to cross to thc southern
bank. Frost then established a defensive perimeter to hold rhe
northern end ofthc bridge until help arrived.
Frost and the clefenclels spent the eveniJr[j linding o1{Gcrmar-r
pr-obes into their perinrctcr. Frost busily kepr his perimerer in

rop condition, kceping guns in top older and ledeplovinq his


;rlatoons to shore up gaps in the line.

'lhe next morning ar 0900 hours SS-Hauptsnrnf)hrer


Viktor Graebner, commander of the 9. SS-Patzcr
AufLlirunrabteibory,laLrnched a bolcl assault flom the soutl.r
sidc ofrhe river against Frosfs perinerer iD an artempt to force
his rvay across Alnhem Bridge. Ile paratroopers held their
fire until the lasr moment then opened up and massacred dre
colunn rvidr anti-tank guns, PIAT!, and small arms.

Vith

Graebner's assault halted, Frost prepared for the next


xt 1800 hor.us on the eastern

German artack. rvhich came

edge

ofthe perimerer. Tle

paras easily sarv

offrhis

but

att,rcl<,

rhc Gcrmans wcle prepaling for a much larger and conccrtcd


el{orr and thcrc rvas still no signs of 1" and 3'd Parlchure
Betralions. Irlost and his men rvoLrld bc on their olvn until
30" Corps ar rivcd.
On lircsrlal; 1 9 Scptcobcr, dre Cermans launched yct.norhcr

r shon truce on Weclnesda)- evenin!1, Frost and


his u,ounded l\'ere evacuared bv rhc Germans lor care and
During

becarne prisoners of rvar.

Lvcnturllv, rhc British r crc pushecl away liorn rlie brirlge


rncl the last resisrrurce cnclecl elound 0500 hours lhursclay
nrorning on 21 Septernber.

-ligcr
assarrlt. this time flom the north using inLrnrry rnd
III
heaw t:rnlis. Frost\ perimetel held oncc agaiu, clisabling a
| . r. 1" , r'r' I'r 'r.t p r 1. .1.

f"' B:rttalion had held rhc brirlge aglinst repeared


German asseults fol r)\.cr thrcc da1s. 1he Blitish paratroopers
suillred 8l killed and hundrccls rvounclcd.

The cc,nstant fighting clu.indled Irlosis supplics c,f fixrcl ,rn.l


amnrLrnition. :Lnd thc rvounclccl began ro overrvhclnr rhc
limitcd mcrlical scr viccs.

Frost rvas libelated by rhe LJS Arml-in N4arch 1945. He


rcrrrlined irr thc British t\r'ml until he retir-ecl s.irh the r-ank
of\laior (lt'neral in 1')(r8. Alier relircmcnt, Frost bccaDtc r

On \\,cclrrcsdll efiernoon frost

iilmer :rnd acrive in locai polirics in \itst


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Lr' l' . 1 ...i ri ,s.,.
"r, . V.n l '

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w:rs \\'oLrndcd b1- shlapnel

sncl relinqLlishcl cornrnanr-1 ro NIejor (!ough. comnrancler

of

thc l ' Airborne Recornaiss:rnce Squ,rdron. Slorvh rhe paras


u.erc drivcn out of rhclr posirions. casLlalries motrnrccl irncl
supplies xhrusted.

Frosr antl his

ln l93B ate rlcnoli:rl

Srrsscx. -Eng;l:rnd

er.enr, a r-epolrer tall<ingq'idr US l)resident

Roruld Rcagan commcnrcd lbour Frost. lflorL put hin at the


end of:r bridse even rodrrl and said kccp it, hcd kccp it".

Lieutenant Colonel John Frost is a \i/arriol and a Higher (lomm:rncl SM(l tearn rared as Fearless Veteran. Fros( is an
Indcpcndcut Tcam.
Licutcnant (iolonel John lrrosr mal join a Parachute Companl-for'+65 poinrs. He is also included ls parr of Frosrt
lcr"r'cte- l-o .. lornd .r pngc t l.

A HEROIC DEFENCE

FROST'S PERIMETER
Frost nradc sure hc h:ld deploy'ed his troops

in thc

bcsr

Ilc

definsive positions possible.

mastcrfuilv deplolcd troops


in supporting positiors all :rround rhc pcrirnctcr, making
sure thilr rhel'1\'erc \\,cll slrpported by anri rank guns ancl
nrachin!-guns.

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RJ: 1,.

tltnt is ttot hdt/ in Rcserre. Lto tnt rlqtloy tlls pLtaoit


uhrn 1,ott u,otrlrl rornd/),. hutettl, it is lrployd m tltt
tltinf lirE nt litlq( a.l( t'l.n,is.

Fr-osr

end his rncn ucre fanatic:rl in rheir de{Lncc o1-Arnhcn


oli sevelel najor lrtachs lronr thc Gcrmans.

Br ic1gc, sccinq

1.

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t /r ',.i..

l,litit'rtttou Tor ot,t roll of2 +.

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n/ ,n1

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MAN THE GUNS!


ln

rhe perimeter'. \.\tere hea\ry \{eapon :rsscts r,,erc limitecl,


ir ues lery critical to kccp rhcnr in action es long as possible.
Frosr kept his mrchine-guns and anti-rank guns opcrarional

ontil thel wcrc absolutelr' destloyed.

REINFORCEMENTS
lrost uscd clch :rnci every man to

clcfcnd rhe perinreLer.

Ihis includecl troops f;onr divisional hea.{qu,rlers, signals


plaroons, sappers, end glider pilors. These rroops were
rvhcro'ct he neecled to strengthcn thc line:rnd shole
up his manpower.
adclccl

.litrte lcl L.y Frost ;ttdl,Jirn a |lri.rtfirct]r(]tt llntoon.


BtJitr dc1lo1iry.toui Jitrtt tt rlr srdrr of tLr got,l,ou
A

mq,tntrr t/|) to ltalfofrhr

the IIQ

I
t

origina/
Trc

fi t'tn

or Squtrl: (e.tc/urlirt,q

,.t

/rttoo tts.

ReitJirtrnut

inclutling

1{

Sccti.Ltns

it|, Cor't1r1t oj \Y palrs


!litt)ons in tha rcntpanl,and pltte ty'LettL ir,t:ptci.,t/
I inforcrncnt Pktoon. the 2iC Cornntn/ tern
bccona the Pl'ttoot Cantmant/ tran t'or t/tlt p/dnan,
aedsing ta bc at luleperLdettt tantn nnd no lotgtt
.otllitiitg nJ t 2iC C0tnnand !ctb . Teii/ts !/i..1 i)l
tb RtitLfon.ottrt Platoon ar to Iongrr pdrt of tl,eir
,Su.tion.)

])Lttoan

.o1t,t ni n plit\ar.lir d|7u:po:tr

dqk),nnr dtrJ (.lonpatty ,\.Iorak (.lhetls.

\l1Len

oir ol'forr Gut tans

t)f'(/t(/u.)t tlro0ri
L)t:tro.), rtttotltti
oJ

ls [)t:uoted 1]i ,r ''i,rrrrr


(, iol/,t dic. Ott /t j+ 10tr t;tnt iii;ii,t.1
liiend\ Ittli;ttty rtititt uitIti;r 61/5citt

that Gun tntn.

MOTIYATION AND SKItt


The 1" Airborne Division is more thar ready for a fight, having had to sit out
Operation Overlord. The troops ea-rned a reputation in Timisia and Sicily for
being tough ald professional soldiers and are anxious to get back into combat.

,*

The parachute companies of the

l"

Airborne Division

include the original paratrooper unics in che British Army.


The divisjon's history may be brief but it is filled rvirh
heroic and victorious 6ghrs against terrible odds. -Ihese
elire troops wilL 6ght hard to secure their objecrives for
Operation Market Garden.

Your parachute company will defend an objective dorvn


to the last bullet. Dig them in and they will see o1r any
Cerma[ attempt to move them. But first you have to ger
them to that bridgel

GAMMON BOMBS
All SMG

taams

in tlte

Company

Bombs giuing them Tank Assaub

HQ carry Gammon

i.

BRITISH/POtISH
PAMCHUTE COMPAI.TY
(lNFANTRY COMPAI.{Y)

l''
;

i
:
3 Rifle Squads

230 points

2 Rifie Squads

170 points

lhe l'Airbornc f)irision

hes beer essisned tlrc bridges

ovcr rhe rir.er ll.hine loc:rted in thc l)rrtch ciLl of Alnhcm.


'lhcre arc trrrr key britlges hele, e rujl lncl l rord crossine.

\..r r'rr-. t .t...rtf. r. , o",, ., rJ-. i i'..,,r-r"i u,r',

ceprllr! thcsc inrporrenr objecriyes.


Thc prlechute pletoorr is drc corc o{ vour iirlce. Use dresc
highlr rnotivateci :rncl profcssional troops ro seclLre \'ollr
objccrirc rrnd rhen clig in ro clelencl jt. C)trr urrit lrisrolv
has clcnrorsrrrted rh.rt oncc rhc ll.ccl Delils havc lairl
chinr ro e piccc of Jancl rho rvoni give ir r4r unril everl

bullcr is spcnr.

,r\ll trans in

llc

r4it,ittg

lrolish p:rr:rtrooprrs rrill lancl soLtth ol rh.- r'ir-er:Lncl


Lrr iclscs fnrnr the soLrth encl reinlirce thc llritish
p;r;rs.rlle:rtll in plecc. lhct, r,jll bc rhc filsr bligrcle in the
dilision ro linh up n'ith J0" Corps as it chrrlgcs t orv:rrcL
.\rnlr.rr. so Ihe\' crln c\pc.t somc ernourccl sirpporL.

GAMMON BOMBS
t lltrtt/tutt ?Ltntut rtrr.y Cattttton

t:htit Totk Ats'urlt

Bonbs

-J.

sccule drc

'!

t'

SECTION MORTARS

trn ou af the lLuchrte Phtoon't Rife/XIG


na1 fir ,t: a Liglr Moihlt ttnn f;ritLq Sklkr.
l:,ttL

tr,tns

*
s.l s'
-11.

It

- !" .. "

l!

-"-''1"

:1/

16

BRITISH,/POLISH

PARACHUTE COMPANY
(INFANTRY COMPANY)

f-

Squads
2 Assault Squads

130 points

Assault

100 points

Each battalion has an assault platoon at its disposal to


help engage diiicult rargers with explosives and flamerhrowers. U,se dlese troops to open a hole in the enemy's
defences for your paras to slip through and caprure their
objectives.

The platoon's flame-thrower is useful to knock-our and


pin down enemy guns and infaotry, or use it to shut down
a German tank before an assault.

These pioneers are also well-supplied with explosives to


help clear obstacles or destroy enemy vehicles.

You may

rElace one Ploneer Rife/MG taam uith a Flame-

throoer tedm at the stl1rt ofthe game before dElolmenr.

tr

ilfrf

0bseruer

The mortar is an ideal support weapon for ajrborne


operations.

It is reiatively light, easily delivered by

p.rr.'cl'rrte. and pror ide. .luick


fire for tbe paratroopers.

rnd rccrrr.rre \uppon ing

Use these valuable weapons to screen lour advance with


smoke, or 6re a volley ro break up an enemy attack.

2 Machine-gun

Machine-sun

Vichers
Platoons

Sections
Section

so

3"monar

90

cannotfre Arti/ltry Bombard.ments.

The parachute machiDe-gun plaroon adds to your


iirepower. Sight them well to fend offenemy infantrl

&ii &{t

&rr

3'mortar

3"monar

3"mortar

tfrf

160 points

HMG teams fom Parachute Machine-gul


do ot calry the uolume of ammunition needtd

for indit'ectfre,

&rr

Command

wlti
Vickers

HMG

e*f,t

Vickers HMG

pelf,i pprti
V ckers

N[,4G

V ckers H]\/lG

.i*

-r*, "

'

MoTIVATIoN AND sKltt


The 1" Airlanding Brigade has seen its share of combat. Despite some sct backs in
Sicill thcsc volunteer glider troops are resolved in their commitment to do their
part to secure victory in Holland.

.s

GAMMON BOMBS
All SMG
Bom.bs

teams

in the Company HQ carrl

giuing tham.Ihth Assaub

Gammon

i.

The airlanding conpanies are charged rvith deiivering


the divisiont hearry weapons and defending the drop and

landing zones against German counterattacks, keeping


them free for resupply missions.

,.#

Squad
1 Rifle Squad and I Scout Squad

2 Rifle Squads and

Scout

220 points
165

poin*

The airlanding platoon is organised so ir can fit into a


single Horsa glider This allows the u,hole platoon to be
delivered together in one place and ready to 6ghr.
Your task is to secure all ofthe drop and landing zones arrd
set up a defensive perimeter so that che Germans cannot
overrull our only lneans ofsupply.

At the core of the brigade

are its airlanding plaroons.


These platoons form the centre of your defensive perimeters but they can also act aggressively keeping the
Germans tied down and unable to launch a concerted
attack on your position.
The airlanding company is well suited to accomplish its
mission with lots of heary weapons such as the powerful

17 pdr anti-tank gun delivered by the


Hamilcar glider,

imposing

GAMMON BOMBS
All

teams

a Parachute Platoon carry Gammon Bombs

giuing them'fanh Assault 3.

AIRL,A.NDING COMPANY

(INFANTRY COMPANY

2 Machine-gun

Machine-gun

Sections
Section

160 points

90 points

The battaliont machine-guns provide excellent support.


Establish a solid defensive position with your Vickers
machine-guns and your airlanding platoons. Close
co-operation between your infantry and machine-guns
wiil break German infanrry assaults.
Machine-guls are just as valuable n'hen attacking. Keep
them close to the actjon and use their long range to
prorect them from return fire. Set them up oo rhe flank
of1'our assault to lend fire and pin the enemydown. Once
rhe enemy has been cleared by your infantry, move your
Vickers guns in to help defend the ground you've gained,

Sections
2 Mortar Sections
I Mortar Section
3 Mortar

220 points
155 points

85 points

The airlanding battaliont mortars are equipped with six


rubes. These weapons, delivered by glider, are quickly ser
up and ready fol action wirhin minutes oflanding.
As with the nachine-guns, rhe 3" morrar will assist you in
securing your objectives. lVith six guns in rhe platoon you
should have no problem hitting the enemy and pinning

them dorvn, preparing the way for your airlanding


platoons to sweep in to capture rhe objective.
They are also valuable defensive weapons, able to break
up enemy attacks and conduct counter-battery 6re. Their
range allows them to deliver bombardmenrs wherever the
paras need immediate artillery support.

AIRLANDING COMPANY
(INFANTRY COMPANY)

HMG teams in anAirlandingMachine,gun Platoon


not catry the uo/utne of ammunition needal for indirect

Wckers

dt

fre,

so

thq cannot onduct Artilkry

Bombarulments.

))

Anti-tank Sections

160 points

Anti-tank Section

85 points

ifr fi

C!rlr.nd
H

rarn

-*ffi

Tlre (r pdr aoti tanl< quu hls b.-en nroclilicd !o th:1t it..rn
1lr inr,-r .r snr.rll :rirLrome p.rckeuc. clclivtrccl br. glicl,'r. A
singLe qurr errrl its jcep rre l,rndccl in r Horsr lllidcr :Lnd

.:rn be quicl<lr

tf

plr

!lr

rr

un1oec1ec1.

J1lc gLLn rdds ,r tremcn.krus itnlounL ol_ iilcpotcr to the


compenr'. 1r hes.r lriqlr laLc ol llre lor r grur its size. r'hiclr
qilcs it n rcesonublc ch,rncc.rgeinst inllntrr'$ \\cll i\ rrrrrl<s.

6 irJr crrr

lr ,\rnhenr. r'ou niil ncctl to cst.rblish srr-ont positiou:


egrinrt ('crrnilrr corLnretatrrcl<s. Llsc 6 pdr gu,,s cl,,selt
t

irh rorLr inlintrr to kccp crrcntr'r,ehicLes:rt

tr
!tl!:
!t

bar'.

Il
!i

'.':..

.).

ii

fiF

%ffii

.,4,

,*ir

1-

'L.

AIRLANDING COMPANY
(lNFANTRY COMPANY)

21 L:

JT>

MOTIVATION AND SKItt


l" Airborne

Reconnaissance Squadron is equipped with airborne jeeps


armed with Vickers K-guns. They are expected to launch coap de mai chatge on
^
the main Arnhem bridge. They were both courageous and experienced soldiers.

The divisiont

r*$
CompanyHQ

70 points

itrf

Conpary

Comma nd

S[4G team

lhe

Recce
Jeep

iftf

sl

2CCommand Recce
SI\rlG

tearn

Jee p

Reconnaissance Squadron is the division's eyes and


to scout ahead of the paras seeking

ears. They are meant

alreroative roules around the enemy. However, lor this


operation you rvill be making a coap de main, a swlft

r(ra\l( rlrrr relie. or, .l'eed nnd 'u|pIise. ro caplllre

Arnhem Bridge.

of the Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron HQ


Reconnai l ce teams. Howeucr, they ma1 maka
a Reconnaissaxce Deployment noue (see page 191 ofthe
Teams

'.#

dre not

,r/chnnh. n. rl,ouoh th,! we,c kcron,Ta'.,nnre re,,mt.

GAMMON BOMBS
teams in the Company HQ carry Gammon
Bombs giuing them Tank Assauh 3.

AII SMG

AIRBORNE
RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON

(MECHANISED COMPANY)

Squads
2 Recce Squads
1 Recce Squad
3 Recce

245 pdns
180 points
105 points

GAMMON BOMBS
AI/ teanx in an Airborne Reconnaissanca Platoon carry
(iammon Bombs giuing them Tlznh Assaub 3.

The Airborne Reconnaissance Squadroa is equipped with


jeeps so that it can race !o the objective and deposit its

troops before the enerny can react.

lighrly defended,
there jeep' ro rral<e; quick run Io (rprure ir.

Ifyour opponent

leaves the objective

use

An Airborne

Raconnaissance

Rcconnaissance

pktoon. Howeter,

Platoon

Reconnalssaxce Deployment moue

rukbook) as though

it

is not

it

(see

may make a
page 194 of the

was a Reconnaissance Phtoon.

\{1

1ST

AIRLANDING RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON

l' ,\irlanding Reconnaissance Squadron was formed in


1941 under rhe command of Major CFH 'Freddie' Gough
andana.hed to,h. I {irborrc Diuision-r reconrai"sm,eunit
in late 1942. The squadron had 250 men organised inro a
headquarters troop, lour reccc troops (named A to D lioops),
ard a supporr troop including the squadront heary weapons.
The

The sqrtadron lirst saw cornbar in September 1943 when it


landed by sea in Italy wirh the l" Airborne Division. The
squadron led tl,e advence up rheAdriadc coasc ofltalyseizing
German strong points and airfields along the way.

During the campaign, the squadron su$ered heary casualties


and B Troop ur as pernanenrli d''brrded. ir. mer .ert ro reinforce the other troops. The squadron accompenied the resr ofthe
1" Airborne Division back to England. Once there, the men
were rrarned to parachute into action and land their jeeps by
glider: to help cut down on the overall number ofgliden required
6r the squadron. To reflect this, the unit changed irs name to
the 1" Airborne Reconnaissance Squadlon in early 1944.

The 1" Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron was given


special mission

for Operation Market Garden. Since the

British landing zones were over six miles from the primary
objective, the Arnhem Road Bridge, C md D Tioops were
ordered to lauoch a ra u? dt main assanlt @ seize and hold the
bridge unril they were relieved. Instead of perfoming reconnaissance missions, A Tioop and the Support Tioop would
stay witb the divisiont headquarters in reserve.

AIRBORNE
RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON

Major Cough was concerned abour the nature ofrhe mission,


arguing that his light recon troops were not wcll suitcd for
an all-out assault against a potentially well-defended enemy
position. -Mren his argumenrswere rurned away, he requested

that his jeeps be 6tted with twin Mckers nachine-guns and


a platoon oTetrarch light ranks so rhar he could overcome
any German resistance on the objective. Both requests were

denied due to a lack oftransporc and gilder-space issues.

For the majority of the 1" Airborne l)ivision,

the

17 September landings were executed flawlessly. However,

the reconnaissance squadron was nor so lucky. Three of the


22 gliders failed ro arrive and extracting the jeeps from
crashed gliders proved difiicult. As a result the departure of
rbe ,ouS de nain brce w,rs deLyed rhirr) minurei.

unitl

'Within minutes of leaviog the landing zone, Troop was


C
ambushed easr of Wolfheze by SS-Srurmbannfihrer Kta|[t's
tlaining battalion. The badly-mauled troop was pulled off
the line :rnd assigned to guard LZ S. Due to poor radio communicarions, the remainder ofthe squadron returned to the
divisional headquarters. Only Major Gough with two jeeps
from the HQTioop reached Arnhem Bridge.
The squadron was then attached to Brigadier J\V Hackettt
4'h Parachute Brigade co defend rhe Oosterbeek perimeter.
The scluadron fought until the evacuation order was given on
25 September and was ferried across the river with the rest of
the 1" Airborne Division's survivors.

s
MoTIVATIoN AND

SKILL

The British 1"' Airborne Division, a veteran unit of the North Africa, Sicily and Italy
campaigns, was on stand-by during the Allied landings in Normandy. During this time
the division was rested, refitted and prepared for thei. nexa major operation. Morale
was very higb as the tirne approached for the division to go into combat once again.

Squads
2 Pilot Squads
3 Pilot

215 points
160 points

MISSION TACTICS
The Glider Pilot Regiment is composed ofoficers and
NCOs, so is never without a leader

A Glider Pilot Platoon


special rule

found

uses

on page

the German

Mixion

Thctics

BODY ARMOUR

166 ofthe rulebook.

All

teams

GAMMON BOMBS
in a Glidrr Pilot Platoon canr

l"

Airborne Division used the majoriry of the


arrny's limited number of body armour sets. These
were primalilv given to the Glider Pilot Regiment to

The

Gammon

Bombs giuing them Tanh Assaub 3.

The glider pilots are anached from ttre Glider Pilot

protect them against Flak. The armour would not stop


bullets, nor could it ailord much proteclion in closequarter 6ghting. Instead it was designed to protect the
wea-rer lrom shrapnel ald other flying debris.

Regiment. After they land their gliders they are expecred to


Iend aid where ever they can to protect the landing zones.

All

As the battle progresses they will be placed in divisional


reserve and sent to he.lp defend the line where needed.
They are well equipped to countenttack the enemy and
gain back whatever ground might have been lost.

an Artillery Bombardment and


immediately roll a die.

Keep them in reserve and commit them where they are


needed most to shore up your perimeter defence.

,s

teams in a Glider Piht Pktoon are equipped with


bodl armoux Vhen a team uith body armour is hit b1,

faik

its Infantry Sate,

On a resub af6, the team's body armour has saued


harm and it is not Dettrqted.

itfom

Otherwise, the team is Destroyed as Txormal.

Anti-tank

A,nti-tank

Sections
Section

265 points
140 points

The division is deploying a large number of the powerfi:I


17 pdr anti-tank guns. These can deal with any armoured
vehicle tle Germans send to try and breach the perimeter
,

.j

.W

The large guns and their cut-down 15cwt tou,ing trucl<s


are delivered in the massive Hamilcar glider. The biggest
trick will be lancling the guns intact, but once they are
.afely on the ground. rhey will give your p,ra'; .eriou.

anti-!ank

asset.

Place thern

in ambush or in

Iocations where they can

rnaximise the damage done to the eneml

a.

4 Pioneer
3 Pioneer

Squads
Squads

240 points
185 points

You nay repkce ane Piz eel Rfu tcam with a Fkmethrower team at the start of the game beJore tkpkyment.

A Pianeer Supp/1 Handcart opeutes as a Pioneer Supply


Whnlz (see page 215 ofthe ruleboob).

The Royal Engineers of the 1"' Airborne Division


here to help bolster your defensive perimeter. They

fu}'

are

are

equipped to lay mines and demolish bunkers.

They are also adept at foraging around and reusing


German barbed wire and generally preparing your force
for the enemy counterattack.

DIVISIONAT
SUPPORT

'r{t
Cornrna nd

Sections
1 Gun Section

ti.*i

165 points

2 Gun

110

Conmard
R

Although an Aiknding Light Battery

is a

singlt Support

cltoice, each Gun Troop .)peratet as d sepatute ?ldtlon


u,ith lts own Command team. Ihe HQTroop Command
team and Staf team are Indepandent taams. If the HQ
Tioop Command team joins a Gun troop, lt hecomes the

Plataon Conmand Team.

Although rhq, count ds se?ardte ?litoons for all other


putposes, an Airlanding Light l|axery dtploys as a sixglt

llc

ream

observer
fle team

!4?i!

l\/l1Al 75rnm pac k howtzer

lvllAl

75mm pack howitzer

MlAl

MlAl

75rnrn paLl howltzer

75mm pa ck howitzer

platoon, all at the sdme time. Fc,r example, both Gux


Troops are treated as a single platoc,n tahen ca/culating
tltc numbar ofpktoons held in Ambush or Reserue.

:#
MEDIUM ARTITLERY SUPPORT
On 25 Septenber 1944, the Germans launched

tt

an

wirh KingTiger heary tanks, which threatened


to ctit olf the paras from their escape roure across rhe
assauh

0bserver

river. 30'r' Corps responded ra'ith a precise aod deadly


barrage of medium artillery.

If an Alrknding Light

Banery prouidtd with Medium


Artilltry Supportfres an All Guns Repeat! bombatdment,

f.res as though
FireprnLer of2+.

it

has an

Axti-tanh rating of 5 and

The 1"'Airlanding Light Regiment, Royal Artillery

[r1]Al 75mrn pack how tzer

lllAl

75nr

m pack ho\,,rt?er

has

been a critical asset in defending the perimerer. From rheir


posirions nea. the Old Church, they have assisted opera-

N4lAl 75mm pack how t7e'

tions in Arnhem, supporting Frostt troops and also the


4'h Parachute Brigade in rhe wesrern outskirts ofArnhem.

:p

They are well placed to assist anlrwhere around the


Oosterbeek perimeter with a commanding view.
Furthermore, the battery has established radio coltacr
wirh 30'r'Corps who have commitred rhe 64 ' Medium
Regiment, Royal Artillery, firing from Nijmegen, to break
up German assaults.

Use this artillery

to support your

assaults

with

smoke

bombardments or by pinning the enenl down, and to


inflict terrible casualties on charging enemy infanrry.

DIVISIONA.L
SUPPORT

MOTVITION AND

-When

SKILL

the Allies 6na11y captured Nijmegen the top prioriry was to send relief to
the embattled paratroopers around Arnhem. General Horrocks, commander of
30'r' Corps, sent a small battlegror-rp through the enemy's lines rvhich met up u,ith the
Polish Parachute Brigade outside Driei on 22 Septenber.

3 Sherman V and

l FireflyVC

2 ShermanVand 1 Firefly

VC

365 points

275 points

Aftel securing Nijmegen, the Guards Armoured Division


have given way to let the 43"1 Infantry Division lead
30'6 Corps. They have sent a relief column to relieve the
embattled Polish paras in Driel. These tanks will add signilicant iirepower support ro your paratroopers.

Dingo
2 Daimler I and 1 Dingo
2 Dairnler I a-nd 2

160

poin*

125 points

The 2'd Household Cavelry is at the head of 30'h Corps.


As a commander of a Polish parachute company, expect
these armoured cars to make first contact.
ArmourrrJ Car P/ataons are Reconnaissance P/atoons.

UNFLAPPABTE

SANGFROID

The 2"r Household Cava1ry are Guards and as such ale


members of the most prestigious units in the British Army.
They performed xceptionally through the Normandy
battles and as a result were chosen to lead the assault into
Holland. The Guards are well known as 'unflappable' for
*reir disciplined fighting despite the havoc around them.

Described as having 'sangfroid' (literally, cold blood), the


2'd Household Cavalry operated quite aggressively, but
with complete calmness under difiicult circumstances.

An Armoared Car Platoon ma! ltttempt to Dlsengage


eten

if it

sl)at

in

its

preria

turn

(see

page 150 of the

rulebook).

Armaured Car Platoons fght to the last and m.ay re-roLL


any falled Platoon Morale Chechs.

An Armoured Car Pktoon ma1 re-rollfailed Motiuation


Tests to auoid being Forced to Disengage (see page 151

ofthe rulebooh).

,'il

Squads
2 Rifle Squads
3 fufle

175 points
135 points

The batrlegroup sent to relieve your Polish rroops in


Driel is formed around the 5'r' Battalion of the Duke of
Cornwall'.s Light lnfantry They have brought with them
tanks and machine-guns.

The infantry will help reinforce your position and add


some valuable firepower Use them to defend a critical

.s

objective, freeing up one ofyour own Polish platoons to


take the offensive or counterattack an enemy advance.

2 Machine-gun

Machine-gun

Sections
Section

165 points
85 points

i*
Aplatoon from the 8'h Middlesex Machine-gun Company
is atrached to the relief column. This added firepower
will bulk up your lines and lend a considerablc amount
of support to your company, including machine-gun
bombardments.

Re'upply misrion' and other airborne ope'ation.

J
JJ

Typhoor

Arnou

Mobility Front Side


Rrxge ROF Arti tdn[

Nme

'Iop

Equipment md Notes

MEDIUM TANKS
Fullv urctcd
-l2 AA. t
Fire{1y

Fully

VC

t2

Oer* t7 2dt gan

t.J

I
3+
i
3+

0
0

AA NlG.

6
5+

RaF I

6
2

rncked
/80.n

Co u MG. Hull MG. Toq hoolt.


Snri inl;ntfrt Sno|e.

Co-u MG, Tos, hook.


N0 HE,

S.ni-i t/ncilic.

REcoNNAISSANCE
Duimler

J*p10

l)iigo

\fheeled

Daimler I

/6ftn
2l /ri]tn

21

OQF 2 pdt grn


V/itL Liultloh arhptor

2
2

Co-ar MG.

7
9

VEHICLE MACHINE-6UNS
t6
t6

.50 calwhicle MG

Mobility
Vickcs HVG
Fiting bonbatttwnts
ML

l"

$*

4rJ

Mk II monar

Fning

prck ho*irzer

Light

bonbarlnntt

team

tcem

Light Mo.ta. tc.n)

IIAT

ROF

Anti'tmk

a:

team

Flame-ftrowcr tcam

tJ

oLtu utpan

RoF t )f otht unpon

fr
ftt.

Firepower
ROF .l ivhcn pimed dorn.

/10(hn

26
l0
13
6
J6

21"/60cm 3
32"/80cn 2
16'/.10cn )

Range ROF
16'/10cm 1
16"/40cm 2
3
'1 /10cn
16"/40cn I
I
8 /20cn
4"/10.m )

Riflc tcam

SllC

51"/t60ctt

Team

tulle/MG

40"/100cm
N,lcdnrm

17 pdr gun

MlAl '5mn

Rdge
/60cm

24

oQF 6 pdr gun

o(U

hacn 3
/10cn .1

snohe bonbatrlment.
.1+

Cur shickl.

3+

Gun shicld. No HE.

-l+
.\atolze

bonburlnent.

Anti-tank
2

).

l
1

l{J
-

6
1+
5+
6

lull

ROF r4rer moving.

Smohe, Can lire over tiiendly tea,rs.


l

rnk A$xuk

Fhn,c

'1.

rhLorver.

Movcs as a Merlium Cun rerm.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT


Pionce. reams are ratcd

es

T.rnk Ass:rulr 3. Tcams wirh Camnron llombs arc rated

Mobility

Front Side

as

Tank Axarth 3.

Equipment and Notes

Top

l""p
Rccceleep

Prsengcr 6Lcd AA MC.

l""p
\(agon

MMG Carrier

HaLf rracked

Cur dom 15'cq,r ruck

00

\(hcclcd

To
'I'yphoon

HMG carrier,

Hit

3*

t!

-l+

BRITISH
ARSENAL

t*
l+

Passengcr nrcd

MG.

'

:i,

Ihe prirner-v objective oli thc 1'' Airborne Division in


Operation Merkct (lardcn \vas ro caprlr'c rhe Arnhern Road
Bridec ovcr thr: Rhine inract. Bligaclier' (lerald Larhlrury's
l" Palachute Br-igade, r'einfbrced u-ith enginccrs and antit:rrk gllns, spearhcadcd thc assaulr.

Flost hacl ordcrs to securc a raihval. briclge ancl a pontoon bridge


on dleir 14Ry to A-rnhetrr. Frost hopecl to use these secondaly
bridges ro send a compxn]: to rhe soudr sitie of rhe Rhine and
xttack rhc Arnhcm road br-idge lrom the south rvhjlc the main
lorce arr:rclied firorn the norrh.

ofl.athbLrry\
-lhe
Ll.rsb. to the \ridge and hold it Lrntil relievecl.
rhree
p:uachute batralions rvoLrld thcn march to Arnhem via three

scparatc routes, code-naned Lcopard, Lion and Tiger'.

equa11), Lrseless so

l-ieutenan t ( ioloncl John Frost\ 2 " Battalion left their assemblv


point in Heelsum and headed toward Arnhcnl xlong dre soudlern
Lion RoLrtc at li30 hours on D-l)av (17 Seprembcr 194,1).

(ierman resistance steadily increasccl


but lrc,st's troops either overcame

objective, the

(1

0krr) fion the

l'Airbornc

ahead
de

Rcconnaissance Squadron wrs scnr


noops wirh its armed jeeps Lo make a rzrrrp

uait

Frost's 2"'r Battalion clici not cncounter any signi6clnL


resistince on the soLrthcr-n routc to Arnherr Lrotil it reached
the railrvay bridge. Hou.ever. the (lernlrns demolished thc
railroad bridge just as the paras rcachcd it. Thr:v trad also
removed the middle scction ofthc pontoon blidge making it

Since dre brigade'.s dlop zone u'as over 6 milcs

"1i.:::j.+i::,j:::

_:_ --a

):: - T -

-''1.-l',

-,ry.,,.r1

"::

lrost ard his battdion


as

pressed on.

thcv cntcrcd lhc cit1,


blpassecl ir usine

it ol

allel's. side streers, and gardcns.


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5 5 -Kc<V{g,,wV"

4<,w/eu
/.<O57-s P<IMt/-r<

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:.it 'r:eeol,j,

{/ements c,f

,ttt/,."..".1
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o.'6undslerq'
55-PrazurJiuion

lr a+

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k , 3'
"':

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tI

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^'.i')1,

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REACHING THE BRIDGE


The lead company rcached the Arnhem Road Briclge at J000
hours and deployed into nearby houses to fbrn a deitnsive

position. 1he

1"

Parachutc Brigade Headquarters

hacl

lollor,r'ed tlre 2 "' Parachure Barralion into Arnhcot and arrived


.rt rhe bridge 45 nrinures later. Hou'cver, Brigadier Lethburv
haci srayccl

li'ift

rhe.l"r Battalion to urge then through the

Gernarr resistance :rlrng Lion Route.

Thc 2"J Blrtdion lrade three artempts ro force its way


across Arnhen Liiclgc uncler rhe cover of darkness but a

bre.rkins throush ro che brirlge. On 19 September the


I 'Brrreiion oi rhe Sourh Srallblclshire Rcgimenr and the
ll' I'erarhure ll.rrtelion rriecl to brcak through ro Frost but
tere lqrin nrct br rcrr hcavv resistance lrom SpincLlcr.
The Gcrm.rns scrr rcinfLrccd bv tcn Sru(l (i ass:rult guns
from rhe 180 lssrulr (,Lrn Brig:rcle.'Ihe presenccr of armoLrr
gave Spindler e Jccisile edvantage as the vehicles set about
reducing bui ings containing paratroopers to lubble. \Mitb
!heir co\.er qone, tht paratroopers nere lirrced to withdtarv to
better positions

rll

rhe x hile harassed b1' thc clite SS rroops.

(lerman elnrourcd crr on the south cnd.rncl a pillbox rrear


the nolthcrn end pr*'cntctl the briclees complcte captrrre.
A llanre rhnlr.er tcam elenruallv hnockcrl oLrt the pillbox,

Iiurdrernore, the Gcrnans calleti t4r sevelai hcavl'an ti aircrafi


guns and phced them on the southcrn bank of the I{hine to
shell the liitish. Four Brjtisir b:rrt:rlions rvcrc repulsed u'ith

batteliou could not cxpturc the soLtthern cncl of rhe


tlic Gerrnans beqan to reinlblce.

he:rr.r'casualtics. Onlv.rbor.rt 500 men returned !o the nc\\'


Blitish clcfcnsivc position fblming at L)ostcrbeek. Fron this
poinr on, Frost and his men rverc on thcir o*,rr.

bLrr the

br-idqe as

on 18 Septenrbcr lrosr h:rd establishcd l perirneter


around the northern crd of rhe bridgc rvirh about -4(l men
81, darvn

fron the.l'LBrtr:Llion

ancl

thc

A HEROIC DEFENCE

Brigade Heacltluarters.

Llack in Ar

rhcnr,

Frosl'.s

parrtIrx)pers lxcecl incrcasing presstre

THE
FIRST GERMAN ATTACKS
_lhe

llong dreir perimeter bur hrcl givcn up very litrle grouncl. the

l smdL coliection of

trnk quls

Ccrnrans soon l:Lunchccl probing ;Lrtrcl<s on Ftost's


pclimetcr. At 0(r00 l.rours SS lQtn4tJgrtrpTt BrittLinitnn,
rccrrrttt:tissltnce pllroons lionr
lelurchcd ln rssault fiom t]re rortheesr

10. SS-ltatzttdi isiol,


lg;inst Flosis pcrinr.ter. Houevcr. thc

inlirnol
nrrn. ir

rtrrd

ltmout urtarks rv"-re

(l'l(J[) ]roLLr\

ll

trncoorclinetcd

Ily rhe

rc,

[,]ast arrd Lrurn the per-rs out

evening

of I9

,Septembc'r,

ofthcir bui[]inss.

rhe plratroopers

running sholt of fbod ancl rverer. cruualtics wcre

rvctc

ste;rdill_

nroLrnting, rnLl rmInrrnition lv:ts running lorv fbI aliweapons.

e:rsilv beercn back.

lchicLcs fionr -\-,\ (,t nptgnppL

(iermens quickly learnecl thar rlircct essaulrs were too costl)


ancl insreacl resortad to artillerv barrages ancl clirect lirc rvith

Lr,thntr

ii.rr:..1 .ra:o.. rirt -.ricr. tic,rr rhc sorLrhcrtr encL. At first the
'...,,.1, -1;,,..q1:l
i :r no.ri..1 i:rr'.r et c rhc .r.Lt.rnc.'.1 qulld of
.:. .._ :'.:: I Lf::.:. r.rr .rs rh. l,.rnr.rn nrtrkinqs bec:unc
::r :::: i-...: -'::.rfr':i l.tr r5r iLht lo corlre.

Ar 1000 hours rhc Gcrmans leunched another tssault. this


rlt:rc

*irh

lQlr?fit'u?Pe Hr.ntntl, a battlcgtoup becl<ed bv

IiqcrlEheavvranks.

r1_

!-..:. .. ::_: 1..::;.r u:r: i iht hsi l.ossibLt monlcnt belb|e


- : :,,: : : .::f-r:n[ !un.. l)l ff lnri lilnk Proje(tors
r::.:

.::_.-,..

-..rn:r tirr. \losr oi Gr.rebner"s

:;:rpl.r.li

:rssauLr

.lertr',rrcd .rnd those ten drar naclc


r!eni on ro lL,t:...\.\ Ktnpfurirppt SpirLd/rr.

lorcc $es

it

through

The (,clmars llLrnchetl a thir.1 attempr to citptulc lhe briclqc.


Kanl:,fu; uppe dlarrst rlas forme d of scvcral trrininq xnd

rccup!-rrrion units l]nd h:Lsrilv scrrt


Blitish at 1800 houls.

ro co[nterattack

dle

Unlike rhe prer ious rtracks, Knaust hld a cor4rle c,f platc,ons
ofold trlining Panzers. lhe trnk lld inlintll assault pLtshed
inro Frrsr'.s pcrinreter flom thc cast rnd miale somc Icadwr\'
into the perimerel beforc bcing ovelrvhelmctl bl PI.\l
projecrors,6 pclr anti-rlnk guns, and rjllc lirc.

WEST ARNHEM
Meanrvhile

, :rs

Ftost and

h is

men helcl tlieir qlound er -\rohenr

Bliclgc. the mcn oi the l encl .l r I'arachLrrc ll.rtrllions


overca e lhe initial Gerntan resistance llesr oi Oo.ttcrbeek
thcir t r,Lv into the rvcstern reaches oi--\rnhem
using Lion Route. Vhen thev arrived, rhe nvo bartelions

ancl had pushed

ran headlong into thc net'h' fblnccl blocking iinc oi


S S - Ka

.32

"w"

n pJlqrup p t

Sp i nr) I e r.

C)nlv m'o

of Hunmels l4 figcrs arrived ro

slrPPort the

rssault. the others having br-okcn dou,n on rhe ioulncv to the


battlr. Nevenheless, they lrt:rckecL from thc norrh, cherqing

llonq rhc nain load cmbarrknrent.

lhc lrracl< pushecl lirmarcl soorc wav belbre being stoppecl


br'Ror-a1 L.ngineels ancl thc perimeter-'s Llst (; pclr anti tank
qun. lhe mo tanks *ithdrc* lnd preparccl fot ,r orttch rrore
conccrtccl eFfLlt thc lollorving dav

'lhc (lelmrns

assunecl that the parirroopers rvould be lo*


on :rnrnrunirion rnd rheir rnorale even lower. so a final essrult
rvas planned lil 20 Seprcnbcr. All ol dtc l{arnpJgt ttppc units
operilring rgainsr rhc pcrioreter rvere ctllcd upon lo make a
final clrive against thc parrs. the first art,rcks begln in thc
morninq ancl thc Gcrmans qLriclilv firund rhlr thev rvele onlv
h:Llfcorrcct about rhe srlLe oftheir fearlcss cnemv

liaupJgnrple ,(rrrzr;-'t rene*ecl jts ltrack aqainst thc east


pelinctcr. assaultirtg *ith f;rnzergrenaclicls and [anks. Thef
mct l irh sorne success. but thcv rvcrc hlving tlotblc closing
on rhc bridqc *hcrc thc Brirish A Cionpatty was Firmlv
enrrcnchrd.

\r one poirr rhe Gernr,rns .rttcmptcrl to rrick the paratroopers


br using rn amFrulence hlLcrl *ith srorm rroopers. Not l'ooled,
lhe prrx\ oprnrd up oo rhe vehicLe killiLrg all c,f its occupants.

l)nc pirraiaropel srr'Lr lenrarked, 'suppose thcy'll send a

oo the defenders and the perimeter started to collapse. To make


matterc wo$e, Frost was wouoded by shrapnel that afternoon
and was fbrced co relinquish his comnand.

Ofthe 740 men ofFrostt force, 81 men were killed or died


of their wounds. A few managed ro evade capture but the
majority, Frost included, would spend the res! of dle war
in captivity. However, they held the norrh end ofArnhem

THE END

Bridge for three days and nine hours, preventing signi6cant

By late afternoon on 20 September the British held an area only

German reinforcements from reaching Nijmegen that


could have halted the Allied ad"ance. They held on in
Arnhem to 6re cheir last bullet, securing themselves an

one 6fth of their original position and could no longer plevent


the Germans fiom using the Arnhem Bridge. The last armed
resistance ended about 0500

on rhe morning of21 September.

honoured place in history.

Frost managed to hold the bridge despite terrible odds. His leadership and the high morale
ofhis men made it a very dilficult task to rernove them from their positions.

uai:

This organisation is an optional variant on the usual Parachute Company, based on a typical
company in Frost's 2''d Parachute Battalion in Arnhem.

J
Parachute Platoon
P?rachuE Platoofl . Foyal El-ci:reei

-;l
PERIMETER FORCE
comnandwere tenacious
defenders, expertiy using terrain and 6ring positions to
see of sevelal major German assaults.

The pararroopers under Frost's

Frosti Perimeter Force starts the game

in

Prcparcd

In additi.,n, it is aluays the dtfender against


llnothar Injttntr! Company in missions that use the
Positions.
DeJensiue

Battlc special rule.

Tlc follorving

arc foui scenarios that focus on the four mxjor


Gertrau assaults on frost's 2'd Parachure Battalion. Thcv are
all plai'ed on rhc sanrc nrap using the sanr terrain lrorn each
game to the next.

Players bavc thc option to play them separately or toqetheras a mini camp:rign. If 1'ou choose to play thcm as a mini-

following instructions rvill help bring the stoly


of the batde fbr the bliclge to your game table.

BETWEEN GAMEs
ifvou are plal ing the c:rmpaign

over several gaming scssions,


may be uselul ro makc a note of*hich British plaroons
have been destrovccl befbre yor-r trreak lor the day That rvay
you can quickly ser Lrp rhc nap fol the next game r.r.ithout
having to rcmember rvhich pl:rroons were desrroved.

it

can.rpaign the

WINNINc THE MINI-CAMPAIGN

THE CAMPAIGN

nre player rhar u,ins Hummclt Assault wins the campxign.


Howcvcr, keep tlack of your victory points lrom each
scenario. All of thc scenarios, except (lraebnerls Assault, use

Tbe Arnhem mlnl campaign is a srorv rold in foLrr plrts.


[,ach ganc continucs rhc lighr clilcct11. hom u4rere you
lefi oS rvith rhe previous one. It bcgins rvjth Brinknann's
AssaLrlr. is f_olloncci bv Gracbncr's ancl Knaust's Assaults ancl
is concluclcd

rvith Hurrmel's r\ssarrlt.

the standard Victory Points Table found on page 195 of the


es Of \Yh r nleh o ok.

Flatn

British platoons clestroyed corLnt as Victory Points in the game


they are destroyed but do not count as such in subsequent

CASUALTIES AND REINFoRcEMENTS

games.

Thc British lorccs rcmain on the rablc fiom game ro game.


Because rhev are isolared fronr the rest of tlic division, the)
hlve to deal rvith the losses thel have raken.

Ar the end of the campaign rhe u,'inner rorals his vicror)'


points and consulrs thc follorving table to cletermine rvhal
sort

rhe plaroon back up to full srrength belore the ncrt attack


using FJQ personrel or rhc rvalkin.q rvouncLecl ancl it begins
rhe nc\r garre ar fulL strength.

_lhe

Gelnan forces

Artachncnts ar al$.als rerlrrned

have:rccess

ofvictorl thcy have

earned:

to reinlorcements and ahvavs

MINI-CAMPAIGN VICToRY TABLE


Winnert Total VPs
I9 or more

Campaign Result
Stunning Victory

15 ro 18

lv'lajor Victorv

l0 to

Minor Victor,v

14

9 or less

P1'r'rhic

Victory

begin each scenario et full strengrh.

DEPLoYMENT
At rhe bcginning of

CHANGE HISToRY
each scenerio dre British platoons are

deploved according to the scenario nrap. lndependenr 'l eams


(including Frost) may be deplol'ed ar you. djscretion.
Gerrran platc,ons nay be cleplc,yed anywhere rvithin thcir
respective deplo\-ment zones.

The first f!u'atracks b1-the (lelmans u.ele launched to set


them jnto a good posilion to lakc on rhe Brjtish in a final
assault. 'Ib rellect this. the Hummei.s Assault scenario uses the

Plalers mal'wanr to scc ifrhc), could chanllc rhe outcone of


historv bv making a lerv adjustmenrs here and thcre ro rhcir
deploymenL or reservcs.

leel free co alter Frost's perimcrcr. chenliing the platoons


around, or naybc re-lighting the canpaign *ith Ailhncling
or Airborne Reconnaissance Plaroons ro see if a coup dt rnairt
assalrlt might havc ctranged the outcome of rhe batrle.

Rrinkrnanns Gains and Knaust's Gains spccial ruies to altcr


the (ierman deplovment zones. lfyou,:rs rhe (ierrnan plaver',
are successlul

in the earlv

scenarios you

I
I

arc
pcrrnancntlv dcstrolccl and can[ot return to the campaig]r.
lf a platoon is nor dcstrol'ecl, it is assumed rh:rr frosr brings

llQ

I
I

Brirish platoons thlt lrc dcsrrol'cd in a sccnario

lncicpcrrdent Teanrs or
to rhe tlghr.

rvill placc l ourscif in

a bettcr position to sccurc final victorv.

:,

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,at

2*o BerrALroN

1" P,TRACHIJTE BnIGADE


2ND

PARACHUTE BATTAIION
Bert:rlion

HQ

Assault Piatoon
-Nlachine-qun Pletoon
1

PARACHUTE COMPINY
Licutcnanr (iolonel john flost (scc p.13)
Prrechute Assault PLetoorr (ar liLll strength: see p.17)
['ar

achutc Machine gLrn Pletoon

(one Nlachine-giun Sectiorr scc p- 1 7)

Nforrar Platoon

ri

A COMPANY
A Companv I{Q

Par:rchute N4ortar I'latoor (orcr \.'lortrr Sccrion; see p.17)

A COMPANY
Ciorrpenl HQ (CiC alcl 2iC Cirrnnrrntl 5M( i te.rms
tlirec'PL{T rcams; s"-e p.I5)

encl

No.

I'latoorr, -t\ (iompanr

P;rrachute Pletoon (firll strcngrh; see

p- I (r)

No. 2l'latoon, A (ionpanv

Parachute I'latoon (firll srrcngrh: see p.1(r)

tt

No. 3 I'latool, ,,\ (icrnpatrv

P;rrechure Platoon (full srrcrrgth; see p.I 6)

B
\,

CoupnNv

l'lr oon.

B Ce rr prrrr

B COMPANY
PatachLLre

Ileroon ({iLll strenrrh;

see p.

i6)

CouplNv C COMPANY

No. 8 Platoon, C Companl-, J'J B:ltralion

I'arachutc lleroon (lirll stlensth; see p.1(r)

No. 9 Platootr, C Compau-. :]'r Batralion

Parachutc I'laroon

BRIGADE SUPPORT
l' Airborne

Headqu:rrrers Plaroon,

Rccor-rnaissancc Squaclron

Nos. 2 ancl ,1 (iuns, B Troop,


No. I Airlandin.g Anti tank Platoon

No. 3 (iun, BTroop,


No. i Airhndilg Anti-trnk Plaro,rl

No.
B

No. 2 Cun, (iTroop,


Airhnding Arrti-tank Pletool

\.l.r.,lru

, i iJ, l'il,'r keei

r,

rr

No. 2 Pl:rtoon.

',' lieln ( orrl\rir\ Ro.. I r.:'

.r

A Tloop.

(llll

stren.eth; see p.l(r)

BRIGADE SUPPORT
Ailbornc Rcconnaissancc Platoon
(with HQ Secrion and one Reccc

Squ:rclr

s.. ;..i=

Anti t;rnk P1;rtoon (H(] SrcriLrr' .1r-,.1. .


:rnti-rank gunsr scc p.21). Gurs deplo,c.1 i: 1 ::-..:

-Air'1anc1ing

---:
-

l.'r .li
'. \nri ' r I l'r "
ranhgrLnr
see p.l1). Cun clcplor..i .:.
lnri

\i

.l " ,r
\i rrr.l"" 'r
., r . \, r' - ,1 . '

,,..1 t,. ll

['rrechrrrc lleroon. Ror]l

inirh ruo liorc.r

S,lrr.rd.,

tng:n::

.tr;'lt.

Per':rchutc I'l:itoon. Ilc,r.r L I-ngincrr.


(rvirh rrvo lioneel S,quecls: see p i('
Parachutc I'latoon, Ror'.rl

F.n gin ec

ls

(rvirh two Pionccr Stluacls; scc'p.,2(rl

LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN FROST


these sccrarios, Frost hrs :rlre;rtll esrablishcd

h
I
'
.

his

pcrimerer end Ihe Acljust thc Littc sccnlrio spccial lules


handle horv he redeployed his troops. In these scenar-ios
rhc Lieutenanr Ciolonel John Frost l'llrior clres Ltot use
fris Reinfirlcernents aud Frost\ Pcrinrctcr spccirl rules.

Each scenario Lrscs scvcral spccial rules to give plavers the


historical leel of rhc 6ght thcv are participatilg in. Sone of
chese special rriles can be fbuncl in the,Flamu OJ'\Yar rulebook
r-hile orhcrs rhat arc urorc'spccilic ro the lighL in Arnhem.:rre
dctailcd hcre. lior yoLrr-conveniencc, they:ue listed in onlcr

oflppealance. Pagc rcfcrenccs arc llso listccl lbr rhose

rules

lourrd in rhc mlcL,ook.


Special Rules

fourcl

tt

tbc F/,ute: O/ ll2r-nLlebook:

. Across the Volga, pagr 225

CHARGE AcRoSs THE BRIDGE


(Use.l in thc (iuebner's Asvult Scenario)
Cr-ecbnel carcfirllv orglnised his:rpprorch rcloss the bridgc.
'Ihe artacli *as lcd trv tlrc arnrorrred c:rrs, fbllou,ed bl'rhe

infhntni

Jint ,rrrins ott tfu tnl)h lh t


.fillouir4 o ct
.

,o

!h^ej, ijt t/tt

Nun,ber'2 gun of C'l'r'oop u'as placecl between nvo builclings


jusr lefi of dre bridgc. The1, firecl a couple of shors inro ttre
side of the bridge cr-eirting :r small 'V' to shoot through. Tl-rc
platoon conrmander, positioned in a nealby building, directed
the gun's fire. crusing scrious hlvoc on rhe enemtr

Ilt.en thotglt tlte Connand teatn\ Lina oJ Sight is used, thc


lti1/ iht)ofi.rt-om its otun position rulten detenrLiting the

gu

tt/ig(t\

lrart trd

Atucl,ad
.Sight

Sidt drlno

(,lont/.,ttn', or 2i.C

h r

r.

L)onntnd taanx mal no! uy th(

Guru.tsper:idl rule.

. funt 2. j.\ (1,t.:;t:'ti, ).t!titi,t ti!)t,!t l'iarotit

aid

Ic,tt,),

ADJUST THE LINEs


(Llscd in thc IOn ust's Assdtit atd l lrtnnel't Asau

batl'

i:,i,: i :,,;:', l',.;r,',,,

,\s the bartlc

lt

scenaric:s.)

orc on antl ctsualtics mountcd, Frosr redeployed

\onra of his troops to leinfblce rveak points in his linc.

. :!, ,. ,:: ::. ,1: ;,,,

..;111', ii,.',, ;a1111i

.1, :: ': , .:. . ,:,

,iri:r.,ri ROJ'

Dttiig rh 1)ritislt itpLolututt, tht Brirish pldyer /kd!


rdtllot oir ],latot,n ta tt ),urh?re o th. tdb/e thdt it liot
nl,iit 8"D0cm oJ the {'ernan dtplol,ment ireLt\.
) S,ltroor rhtt rdep/o1s tuing Adjust the [.ixes still begins
tltt g,tne tL l\-epartd lbsitions.
Aitlanrliug ArLri tark Plttt\ou rhat rdrp/01 using Adjust

RELENTLESS DRIVE
- .:._. .;l lr:; l',.1,,1;1," , - i..,i;r,,_ Scen.rri,l)
Llir.. -\-\ l.,r,,,l/<' rll t Gt,itbttr ran into A (irmpenr-,

rhere

ll

cr-lsh

noihing fL,r it

bLrr r,r

dritc heldLong ,rnd ,rrtenpt to

tlr Lirtu

(|u nr': Jortt tt,,tl': prt:sci Crnnpant, trlotrb Cltchs.


(ittntn l)htaots nft Trat Destilt.l/ t tlr1, nor, ,,11 tr,,
opposhe edge of tht rabh.firn tfu SS-lhrytfgnppt
tr

dr1, Lt1, tn

tt t arr,t.

A tt,tnr t:,ntrtot ,lriuc o/f al

. rl',.t

t.,.1r".1

tlr

tabh

t t . t-

if it

tnlri

At

tlr

Dorhle

'ltants rouaitirt,l 0it 1/)a tnhle u'l:u'n


i nnedia tt/1 DLstrol,rtl.

!lr

:cttLrritt t;td: art

tna1,

nat tna thc Sight ln

tlr

Gunsl

sped

ru/e.

ARNHEM IN RUINS
(llse,J.

throLrgh rhe perimeter to srfltv.

Gr,u b r

in

Hunntali

rhe

,,1ssr;zrf scenario.)

By the rime Hummel launched his assault, the alea surrounding


the bridge was rcdLrced Lo rLrins. The

(lelnens targeted British-

with incenclialy barragcs ro se! drem ablxze xncl


dcnv rheir usc ro thc Bricish. However it also made apploaching
l;rost's pararroopers extrenely clifficuit aod dangcrous.

helcl builclings

Brjirc dtplo.yneu the Gerrnn pl1yer na1, dtsltrnr, uO ,o


tt, reduce
fit,e builrlingr utithit tfu British tltploynett
t.) n

pil.

0J

Ior taclt

rubbl( (\.r

pdga

)23

building duignatt'tl,

'trca

aJ the ru/eboole).

raL1

a dic an a 4+

the

bttilrlitg l: tlso :er or Jire. Pkce n snohe nuker equal to


ri,t :izt oJ rlr bt iLlin,4 on tl,t pi/c ufrubblt. The smohe.,\om

l,t.fi,t hlat, [, 1;11g a'1 ighftltroryh i. If the building is ''et an


lit. rlr nthblr betonrcs inptssab/e tan'ain tt, al/ teanl
ll,; Riri:/, pLtnon ts suppost'l to b,: drpltyttl in any ofthese
ii, brildingt, tltn pktoon nay rcdtploy anyuhere uithin
6 I -:;,t rt rlte ],ih rubble.
'i
i.,. ,i-;t i,:it :nrts ,tn,ck:sed as D{fnh GoirgJbr a// t,:ams.

,.36
\wH

il
:

t
I

Deplolue nt: .\.\-Litht l',,tzLi:p,il, l'laroor, .S.S-l


I'anztr:piiIt l'/rto,ttt.,ti .\.\ P,rttztr[,,il, Plttoon
.\.\-

(Used in rlre (irzrDarr's A:sault, Ktttutt! AstruL/t and Huntne/'s


sccn;r r ios.)

,lrral/t

A// O()F 6 ldr mti-tt I guns /ntty us( tha Line of SigLt of
th( PltztauT Ctnutuant/ ttdttt it\te1d ofir out . 'lLis mntns
tltu thc gLtt cdn shoot rtl a tttrget abstrrrct,:d Ly ttrnin st,
long as th,: p/,ttoon conmand tutn cn sft th( tnrget.

. Prepaled Positions, l)nKr I98

Your

SIGHT IN THE GUN5!

i#

,)

r
l|

I
;

?i

il

.:,.:':.

.l

..19d!:rrl:

C Coy,3 Bn

NUT "U

ffi*lt
!"*1A
.:.

',

""x

Srnrrrs & OprN

AREAs
Arrrlri'ris srcets n.clc nicle to ecconrmocllLc tbc urb,r,r
rrrllic hertling.lcross rhc Rhirc. nri stleets on rhc nrrrp.rrc
ticlc enoLLgh ro,rllo* r'ehicles to p:rss. Thcl firllol ell rhc
rror mal srr ccts nrLcs lirund on prgc i):i ol the I ;h r Lt' O.J \Ya t
lulebooli.
(,rccn lrees arc operl .llc.ls *her'e trcrrlrs c;rn cliq Forholes.

.,r,1
()tlrcr,,risc, rro

rr

Llr.

.rr.r : rl - .. ::-

.:-

.r:

irirr iiLn.ri.r:.:lr, ,Lirtl. .'...-':... .:. : .--r


\i.: -'-,.-,:.,
I . I ..
rt..t

striLnlr lcicss poinrs. lhtsr gilr lrlrni:, ir:.:


('Lrr l.'.rnrs,tc.c'ss or .rrrl oli-rlr, l.rl, q,. i
'.. :
'l lrc br i,.lc.'

'Ilc

ir\cliis rlr"ccl rs liorl.,irrtl i' il..rr,,f . r. i r;,,,,r.


rlier rhe (.rrchrrrrr 1.s:r,lr rl ,,.,io ., ', i 1. , ,,, . ,r
L,.conrcs Cross collnr't ran.rin.1uc Lo * r'ccl,rqr .rJrLl !r.iLrr.

lhc bticlq( is impess:rh1e to

'lhc llorel tngineels qrritl.L. deplorc,l ,L rrr,rll rrirr, ll.lrl


of Il:ulliinr nrjncs tcr.rss rlr,.' brjdg.. 5in.c rhi. j: ,,nlr
,rr irrrl,rovis.'rl rrrinciitld. tcarr,. do ror nrcd ro r:1lic il
,\krtiletion '1cst to closs it. lierr thc rnlrrr ;rs lr,rr irg .rr

Arnhcnr Rridqc *as rrr rhc ct'ntrc of rhe 1i.qhr, dorrrinerirrq


the i.Lrdsc.rpe. lhe bridge stanrls lhoLrt ovo sroro s irigh .rbotc
r he b: r r lc iicitl. It lrecl berr itrs on eithel siclc ro pro cnr vehiclcs
fr-orr frrllinq ofi rhc edge. lhis prrr idcs (iorrr r:rlrrrenr ro tc.rms
orr tlr.'blirlge lrorl c'rlcm| rcrn)s on rlrr qround 1elel.

cnrl..rnlirr.n:

Lrnril

THE BRIDGE

iht

unclerpess.'s.

p,rss Lrntlcr

crr.cpt et dre clcsigrrrr.-d

ROYAL ENGINEER MINEFIELD

Auri-t:rnk r.rring o1 j.

?7

18 3eptenrber 1944'

landed

DaraLrooPcrs have

aii{ i :n

*i

:li:ir:

3.'1he Gennan player now deploys their platoons anlwhere


within dre SS-KunpJgruppe Brinkmann deployment area.
The Motorjsed SS-Artillery Battery is placed oll tbe tatrlc,

OSOOhrs

and tses the Across the Volga special rule.

#::T,"::

o."..,""'t
btiJg". ol."'ui::
Lhc
-ccurc
-11t^rtorr"t Jonn
T ieutenana-u(
'
j.n
--'-'
t"],"'^-;.,:,
.
_L Lhc bridge \'r ith

BEGINNING THE BATTIE

:1:' ;"J';" "".'";;:J :: :: l';1"


-":!"-'f"i?";?iil;iT"'

2.

1. All Bricish reanrs on thc rable starr rhe game in Prepared


Positions, so thcv arc in Foxholcs and Gone to Ground.

\:il':::",

The Gcrman player has the 6rst turn.

i,rrd5c lrom

;:tiil i;;

"n"'n:'

ENDING THE BATTTE

han'Ir"

I\rrtlem has begun


The epic baii'le for

llle

battle ends:
At thc st:ut of the British tuln 7. or

.
. if

rhe Cerman player srar-ts their turn

I
iu

possession

of

either objecrive.
The Brinkmann's Assaulr sccnario uscs the Across theVolga,
;r'J Prepared Porition. , ',.'. I -rrle'.

DECIDING WHO WON

YOUR ORDERS

Tire Gerrnan playcr wins this scenario if thev capture eithel


ofthe oblectives. They have assessed rhe Blitish paratroopers'

BRITIsH
The r'eteran 2"'l l)ar-rchute Battalion rcachcd thc Arnhern

strength, which is more than expectecl. Your lorce u'ill tre


rvithdlau'n to assisr:r much larger-counteratt,rck to push the
British olr thc bridge.

blidgc at 2000 hours on rhe operation's D-Day (17 Scptcrnbcr,


19,1,1). Your firsr priorirv is ro esrabllsh a deflnsive perimetcr
ro hold o11 the Celman countcrattack expected {irst rhing in
rhc rnor ning.

Otherlvise, fie British player rvins. Yorive managed to see


off thc first Gcrnan counterattack. but ir was a snrall one.
Expect:r much larger one belbre rhe day is ont.

GERMAN
Repor-ts

flom thc fieltl indicere that

paratroopers perhlps
Arnhcm.

a company-sized

l:r sm:rll

lorcc

gloup of

has cntered

hou'rvell establisheci they are


not Arnhem is trulv their prime objective.

Tt is presencly uncleer

anci rvherhel or

BRINKMANN'S GAINS
Brinkmann's probing atteck has secured a littie mole ground
from rvhich to launch future assaults.

You h:rve collectecl a snall SS-lQnpJgr P])e.)f A fhlnn g


(r'econnaissancc) troops. YoLLr orders :rre to 6nd c,ut *,hat
1&c arc Lrp againsr. (iulrentll there arc no Clcrntan unirs
occLrpying dre blidge so
quickil es possiblc.

it

is

inpcrative

thaL 1'ou ger rhere

If the

as

tuit tl)is sce dia, the K(| Hunna/


arn i exttndd to 10"/25rn.

Genndru

dtplo.yment

British plataons thLl.t ire tuPpoi.tl to be deployetl iuidc or


uithh 1"/l0m of tfu (|erman del)lrrymtrLt ar?d /k16t be
radtpltryttl using thr Arllust the Lines tpeci ruk.

PREPARING FOR BATTTE


l2r', n..rbc rr'\.,.'r'nr nrqel
l. \e.rl',, r l'0.r|'v
tl,.c.l1e..'vc..rr norl p"ir . ^', \ed @.
2.

The British player cieploys their fbrcc ltccordins to the


rnep on prge 37.

I(AMPFGRUPPE

BRINKMANN
KanplgrLrppe
1. Zug,

l-

H(l

Konpanie

SS-AUFKTARUNGSSCHWADRON
SS-Aufkliirurgsschrvadton HQ (w,ithout vehicles; see p..17)
SS (,epllnzerte Auf}l:irungs Platoon (fir11 stlength; scc p.47)

Zug. ). Korrrpanie
+. Zug. L Kompenic

SS-AufLlrirungs Platoon (full strcngth, no vehicles; see p.48)

1. ZLrq. 1. Konrpenie

SS-Lishr Panzersplh Plaroon (firll strength; see p.49)

5S He:n-l'Platoor (at full strengrh;

see

p.57)

II. SS-PANzERKoRPS ARTILLERY BATTERY


I Brrreric \lororised S,S-Arrillew Barrery
(lull strength rvith f-our 10.5cm lcFIJl8 howirzers;

\,38
#
.
t
';_r...

s
,._

.-{':r:

see

p.73)

:
I

mini-campaign, do not depioy any platoons lost during the


previous scenario.

1B sept'ember 1944, oSoohrs

3.

The German player now deploys cheir force u'ithin the


SS-Kampfgruppe Graebner deploymenr area accordjng to
the Charge Across the Bridge special rule.

fj-rst
Atthou8h Brinkrnann has made the
battalion'
;;;;""; tlith Frost's Paranot reached
the encounter has

""t"-"f
G"t,n.r, fo"""" south of the Arnhem
l"rhere SS-Hauntsturmfijhrer
frriie.
t,"r is preparing to rush
C"tut
vittl"
in. uttJe" \'Iith hls 9' 'Hohenstaufen'

BEGINNING THE BATTLE


1. All Brirish

tearns on rhe table start the game in Preparecl

in Foxholes and Gone to Ground.


British 6 pdr Anti-tank gun .eams may Lrse Sight In the
Positions, so rhey are

,!i.
.:l.r

Cunsl special lule.

2.
The Graebner! Assault scenario uses rhe Charge Across the
Bridge, Prepared Positions, Relentless Drive, and Sight In

the Guns! special rules.

The German player has the lirst rurn.

ENDING THE BATTTE

'Ihe battle ends:

. At the starr ofthe British tur-n 5 or


. If che German player starts their turn *ith

YOUR ORDERS
BRITISH

no platoons

ren-raining on the tab1e.

You've seen o1f rhe first German probe against

youl

lines,

but A Companv is now reporting some movement on the


sourhern end ofthe bridge. Sooething is coming across. The

DECIDING WHO WON

pioneers have stnrng our some mines along rhe bridge, bur
be prepared to stop that column at all costs!

The German pJayer wins this scenario if they manage ro get


more platoons off of the table than rhey lose. Graebner has
forced his way through and linked up with the his dir.lsion.

GERMAN
Youve had no word from headquarters that indicare the
enemy is anything nore rhan a platoon or rwo in strength.

Otherwise, the British player rvins- You'"e hahed rhe en:ml


dead in his tracks and stopped yet anorher atrempr rLr i..:
the bridge, but the bartle has onll iusr besun in:ar:;.:.

However, iFyou rvait much longer the paras will be allowed


to consolidate. You can't let dris happen. Get across the
bridge as quickly as possible.

Instead of calcr.riating

PREPARING FOR BATTTE


1. Set up a 4'll20cm by 4'l120cm table a.s shown on page

Victon Poinr as nor=:,. ::. (J.::-=l


p;1erre.eire.r-hree\r.ron Por.'.r' r.".: r. - - ..::-.-- :
across rhe bridge and le.r'es rhc r.lblc. T:. 3:::.:- : :. :: :-:::.
=
one

\'.oun trinr rbr ...1. \,.:_

D.'rro,.d or

rcnr.rini .q oc ::..

l
:i .. .:

.:

37.

.... -

2. The British player deploys their force accordlns to


the nap on page 37. If you are playine the Arnhem

SS-I(AMPFGRUPPE G RAE BN
Kamplgnrype

HQ

SS-I(AMPFGRUPPE GRAEBNER
l{Q (with Conrpanr C,.lnrmrn.1
team replaced by SS-Hauptsrurmliihrer Viktor (,laebner:
see p.45 and p.,17)
SS-Aufldrirungsschrvaclron

1. Zug, 3. Kompanic

SS-Gepanzerre Aufkl:irungs Platoon (ftrll stlength; see p..i7)

2. Zug, 3. Kompanic

SS-Aufkldrungs Platoon (lull srrengrh; see p.48)

3. Zug, 3. Kompanle

SS-Aufklirungs Platoon (full srrength; see p.48)

1. Zug,

2.

Ztg,

L Kornpanie

Light SS-Panzerspih Platoon (ful1 strength;

1 Kompanie

Heary SS Panzerspdh Platoon (lull strengdr;

3. Zug, 1 Kompanie

SS-Panzersp:ih Platoon (full strength;

see

see

p.49)

see

p.49)

p.50)

.:r

-.j:i

::!11 , .'.:.:;::.

18 3eptetnber 1944, 18o0hrs


the
T'he perilneter has been tested from
Cermars
The
nortl-easi and the south'
nave finalfy assembfed a reasonabllr
lar8e Karnpfgruppe io ]aunch an attack
against the bridge frorn the east'

'

BEGINNING THE BATTLE


1. Ail British teams start the game in Prepared Positions,
so they:lre in Foxholes and Gone !o Grollnd. British 6 pdr
Anti-tank gun teams mav use Sight in thc Gunsl spccial rule.

2. 'Ile

(lerman player has the firsr rurn.

ENDING THE BATTTE

The KnaLrsr's Assault scenario uscs the Across the Volga,

The battle ends:


. Ar the srart ofrhe Brirish turn 7,

Adjust the Lines, Prepared Positions, ancl Sight In the

. Ifthc

Guns! special ruies.

ol

Gcrman player starts thcir tllrn in possession one


the objecrives.

YOUR ORDERS

DECIDING WHO WON

G ERMAN

The German plaver rvins this scenario

Kdnpfgtppr Knttst

has becn irrnre<l

of training and replace-

menr LLnits, including Panzergrcnadicrs ancl arnroLrrcd vehicles


lron a tank driver school. These have beel rnassecl to dre cast
ofrhe Bririsir positions. Your c,rdcrs arc to take th KatnltJguppa
ancl make a dircct assault on the enemv positions at rhe briclgc.

BRITI5H

if

of

thcy secure the

ofrhe bridge. The Blirish pelimetet has been seriously compromised and the Gerrnans are in a good position
to takc control ofthe bridge.
easrern side

Othelwise, the British prlayer wins. The first rrajor counter:tttack has been thuartecl:rnd th Gernans rvill have ro tr1' ro
push rhe Brirish off the bridge some othel r-ay

Irires srill raqe among thc u'rcckagc o1'Clraebner's bold assault.

Horvcvcr, hear.ier ranks cal be he,rrd jn C Cornpanl.'.s secror


of rhc pcrimerer. Tlis is likell' the big couutcrattack that
rle hale bccn crpccring. Brace 1'orLlselves and see to it Jetry
cloesn'r ger e piece ofthe bridgc.

PREPARING FOR BATTTE


l Ser up a :i'i l20cm br' ,1'll20cm rable as shol,n on page
i-. Pl:rce nro ob jectives at tbc poir,ts rnarkcd @.
l. llc British plelel deplor-s rheir lcrrcc according co the mllp
on pale .1-. Iflou are plaling the A-rnhem nini-crnpaign, do
ro' dcllor .rl I I , r ,',.r ,l'r in: rrr. 1'rclin.r. *e r. r.n..
deplo,vs dreir force,upvherc
3.
rvithin thc Kamplerqrpe Knaust cleplovrrent arca. 'Ihe
Nlororised SS-Altillery Brttery is placed o1f the tab1e, and

The Germ:rn pLel'er notr

uses

KNAUST'S GAINS
KampJgrttppr Knaust has managed to take some grourd lrom

C Companv during thc battlcgroup\

assauLL.

lJtfu Getmans zrin this scenaio, tLe KanpJgttppe Knaust and


SS Ktupfgrupy Britknaun dtpllynent areas trt extend-ed ta
14"/35cn.
British pktoons tltat an ntpptsul tt, fu fupkyad

si.l?

u tuithi

4"/10on of the Gemat tl'pkyment arei ntu\t b. reltpltfed


rcing

tb

Adjust the Lines pecLtl ru|r.

the t\cross rhe Volg:r special rule.

I(AMPFGRUPPE KNAUST
Kamplgrupp.-

HQ

PANzERGRENADIERKOMPANIE
((iompani

. / rq. . Knrr 1',r'.


i. Lr.. l. Knr' .'.' r'1. /.r1 . Knr u ric

teams)
P:nzrrgrenadicr Platoon (Comrnand and six M(i reuns)
ancl

l):lnzergrcnaclier ltlatoon

((ionmarcl alcl

si-r

MG

tc-.uns)

Panzersrenadier Heavv Platoon (Cornm:rrd SM(i reur,


loLrr

PANZERKOMPANIE MIELKE
) T Ltg

HQ
2i(i (lomnancl MCi

Panzersrenadierkonrpanic

Hl\'I(, teans:ud rna (l\V34 Molral tems)

PANzERKoMPANIE MIETKE
Panzcr Plaroon (u.ith tn'o Panzct
I or ir'{ rrnks)

IV I I

and

rno Panzer III

II.

SS-PANZERKORPS
2. llattcrie

the Gcrrnan foLcc uscs rhe organisation ancl i

.40

'#

ch icle

:#

ARTILLERY BATTERY
\lororised SS-Arrillerv Betterv
{hrll streneth rrirh iour 10.5cm leFIIlS horvirzers; seep.73)

rrrrislc' lron

Fotrcs: [urope Lrnlcss othcnvise nored.

2.

The Gennan player designates up to fir'e bLrildings ro


reduce to rubble using the Arnhem in Ruins special rulc.

1!-2O Septernber 1!44


The paratroopers st1ll retnain in control
of the bridge" After pausing to buitd
up strer8th the Germans have launched
a massive assault on the bridge to
knock out the British"

3. The German plaler now deploys

each Kamplgruppe
an)'r'vhere within its orvn cleploymenr area. The \lororised
SS-Artillery Battery is placed
the Volga special rulc.

o11

rhe table, and uses the,\cross

4.

The British plaver deploys their lorce accordins ro ihe


map on page 37. Ifyou are plaving the \rnhem mini-.ampaign, do not deploy anv platoons losr durins rr. :i:'lLrui

The Hummel's Assault scenario uses the Across the Volga,

scenalios,

Adjust the Lines, Arnhem in Ruins, Prepared Positions,


and Sight In the Gunsl special rules.

BEGINNING THE BATTTE

If

1. All British

you are playing the Arnhem mini-carnpaign, use the

Brinkmann's Gains and Knaust's Gains special rules.

GERMAN
Previous assaults have secured ground east

will lead

har,e the support


a renewed attack

Positions, so they are in Fo:holes and (lone to Ground.

2. 'lhe Gcrman

YOUR ORDERS
\7e now

teams on the tabl. siart ihe gamt in PrcF;re.i

of thc

bridge.

of Kanpfguppe Httmmel v'hich.

rvith its Tiger IE heary tanks. Your

objective is to crush the British perimeter utterly.

BRITISH

PREPARING FOR BATTTE


1. Set up a 4'l120cm by 4'l120cm table as shola.n on
points,n"rked:-''.

KAMPFGRUPPE HUMMET
Konpanic HQ

KAMPFGRUPPE

ENDING THE BAfiLE


The battle ends:
. At rhe start ofthe Brirish rurn 11.

. lf the German plar,er.rarr.

c,r

their turn in possession ofone

ofthe objecrives.

The situation is getting dire. Ammunition and supplies are


getting low and it appears that the resc of the division isn't
able to join us. Nevertheless, we are paratroopers and we will
not be removed without first liring every single roundl

page 37. Piace two objectives at the

plaler has thc first rurn.

7.ug

DECIDING WHO WON

'Ihe German

pla,ver rvins this scenario if they securc one o[


the objectives. 1he British perimeter has compLerely collapsed

and

victon'in Arnhem

is finaL.

'";a

".irs haline held olf several


B:: :i.. :t:.::,: ::;ains, where is

Othenvise. the British p!:.-er

German assaults.
30"'Corps:

SCHWERE PANZERKOMPANIE
Sch*erc f anzcrkompan

ie

(onc Cionrpanl (iommancl Tiser IF- Fr:.". trnkt


Sch*erc Panzcr Platoon (one I igr:r 1E he:'. tankl

BRINKMANN AUFKTARUNGS
PLATOON

@t@

1. Zug, 2. Konpanie

(iepanzcrtc SS Aufldirurgs Platoon (F.rll srrenqrhr scc p.'17)

4. Ztg,2. Kompanie

SS-Hear1' Plaroon (ftr11 strength; see p.i7)

KAMPFGRUPPE KNAUST

PANZERGRENADIER

PLATOONS
Zug, 1. Kompanic
2. Zug, 1. I(ompanie
1.

2. Zug, 1 Kompanie

II.

SS-PANZERKORPs
2. Batterie

The German lorce

f:

rrses

Panze

rgrenadicr Platooo

(Comm:ld ud slr MG

teams)

M(i

teams)

Panzcrgrenadier Plaroon (Command and six

Panzer Platoon (four Panzer TIl l- or

tanLs)

ARTILTERY BATTERY
lv{otorised SS-Artillew 13attery
(ftrll strength with four 10.5cm leFHl8 hou.itzcrs; see p.73)

the organisarior :rnd yehicle statistics

lron

l:ctrtres: Europe rnlcss othenrise noted-

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On 17

Scpternbcr 1944, SS-Kampfguppe Graebner \vas


at Hoenderloo, near Arnhem. 1he battlegroup

assembled

consisted of batteredvecerans from rhe 9.

SS-

PanzerauJkkrurgs

' Abte;/ung (9'l'SS Armouled Reconnaissance Bartalion),

comnanded by thc eccentric and bold SS-Hauptstarmfihrer

,Viktor Graebner.

ORMANDY
unicwas r-efitting after ahard fight and retleat in Normandy
with the rest of the 9. 'Ho/tenstaufen' SS-Panserdiuision
,".';(p'h SS-Panzer Division). Earlicr, on 16 July 1944, Graebner's

'unit was attached r o the 277. Infa teie,/iuisi7 (.277't'Inlafity


,rDivislon) near the road benveen Viliers-Bocage and Caen, in

f,

'Normandl

The British 30'r' Corps had raken Noyers-Bocage,


a drnger, r' pcncr.r.ior rlrrc.rrerr.ng ro uabalJr.c he cnlir(
rectloll Ol llle (l(lman llnt,

ffit
lla!
'r J
':

l'.

r
R,i,i"h
Graebner preparecl .......,,,..-,"h".L
to countetattack. r.^-,i.Knowiug rl."r
that rl..
dre British
{ 1.1 r-' - c,".L.-.,.,.,."...1
i ;. i. . -.." -ort
at darvn, he would waic for them to relax and
"lert
{. ; Lhen l.rur,l lr'. a.'arrlt. L,r.rebrcr'. lighrnirg,ourrer;rra.k
.Jcre... carcnrlEl
was a
durr.rric successJ
Larrl-irg Ule
rn. DnrNn
Briri.h comPrerelv
.ompler.l. b1
oy
,i ,
;:.
",r' .r oranlxuc
l:rom
the
immediate
crisis.
.
surprisc
and
saving
the
Germans
t..'i.
t:l'
Hir l,,d.,.hip ar,,l .'.r on.earneJ hin rl-c l(nglr..Cru..
:i: ; :'
9".;,...:I'
REFORMING
i-i.rr,:,1 npronutNc
t,
The
de.pe..',e lighring in l-r;n.e grve \vd) ro.r long reuql
;
to
Holl.rnd.
Bi the Fr.r ucek ol \clrerrL,er. Craebne h,d
i:
l..l; r
with less rhan half his men and only
made
it
to
Holland
.
armorrred vehir:les. He was ordered to trrrn over all ofhis

r\e 10. 'Frunhbcrg' SS-Panzerdit,ision in preparaof being rernoved to Germany for a complete rebuild.
Howevet Claebner cunningly had his nen render- a1l of his

,vehicles to

'unserviceable' to prevent losing them.

(Lieutenant Colonel) Walter Harzer, commander ofthe


n' SS -Panzerliu is io n, was formally arvarding
with his Knightt Cross wheo suddenly Operarion
Garderr was launched. Arrillerv shook the earth and
aircraft poured forth three airborne divisions across the

'Ho h en s taufe

landscape.

orer orre hour Craebner". "nen had "ll rl-eir


' vehicles ready lor combat. Graebner *as

ro irnnrcd arely hcad rl-rough Arnl-em and pro..ed


Nijrnegen, to scout for etremy activiry and secure lhe roure
t the 1A. .gS- Panzetdil) is ion.
Kanpfgruppe crossed

the Arnhem road bridge

in a hearl'firefight uirh British forces at the

Craebner raced his unit to th e south end ofthe Arnhem Bridge, '
determined to clear tlre way for the la. SS-Panzerdiuision, h .;
accordance with his orders to keep the road secure. \X41en he ;..
arrived he received reports ofa smail Brirish parachute force .

holding the northe.n cnd of the bridge. Graebnet true to .ir


r.l
form, decide<l to launch an artack as soon as possible.

GRAEBNER'S

ASSAULT

Graebner decided ro rse rhe same tactir:s thar had worl<ed so. :.

*cll r

\ormandv. He uorrld nair rnril alier drun pa.sed,


counting on the Brirish ro rela-x their vigilance and then he'.
would pounce. Graebnert men were ready and willing.
G;aebner had left his cannon secrion behind ro
against ary sneaky paratrooper attacks. The remainder of.

the battalion, approxinately 300 men and 22 vehicles,


rvould cut rheir way across the bridge. The faster arnoured,:
cars led the assauh, lollowed by armoured half-tracks. .:
Thc Panzer-grenadiers brought up the rear in a mixrurei l

of military and civilian trucks crouched behind metal

barrels lilled rvich sand and grain for protection against the.i1
expected British 6re.

At 0900 hours on 18 Seprember rhe 9. SS-Panzerau;fbkrungi I


Abtei/urg racecl across the bridge at top speed, Graebner in :
the lead in his captured Btitish Humber scout car.

The L'ter llm.,uled (Jr. mJde ir rl^-orrgh.

Lruc Brit:.h antitank guns, PIAI rounds, and grenades demolished the open-':
topped vehicles. Thc 'small' group of British paratroope$-'
ftrrned our ro be a full battalion well dug-in and prepared for

his assault.

.MARKET GARDEN
.During the morning of 17 September, SS-Obersn.tlmbann-

.jusc

was engaged

Arnhem Bridge.

at

hours, leaving a small security detachment at the souih


end ol rhe bridge. C-rebner'. men . hecl,ed t he road. a rd oold. :
Lmhem and Nijmegen, looking for anl signs oi-{!lier
Their search had turned up nothing bl rhe i::r:
11.,they reached Elst so they decided to proceed to )(iimescn.

(6mq,t\cre.n rhe.onl r.iun Cracbner himselt w;. lilled. hur .


it is uncerrain uhen exacrlr. Some reports indicate that his ..
armoured car \\'as knocked out by a PlAf round, oth.r, s^y . i
thar he dismounred and encouraged his pinned down t.oops- :-!
to keep moting r.rn der the heil offire. But the fact remains that -!i
alter the -.hort bur sharp bartle Graebner, along wirh 70 ofhis
men. had perish ed in rhe hasn assault. tffhen the dust settled, r.
I- burning r. re:k tiom earlier atracks and G.aebnert assault -i,1
littered rn: i.ridse. m.rliing ir nearly irnpassable.
":

::i. rhat made it across the bridge wouid go.l"


r..::L
iqr.:
o: r:
SS-Ktatofgruppe Splndlzr, rhe unir ar rhe l
::.i r: ::: 5;:ds: rr ould secure it against further harm,
'oll:i-:':a a::.:,'. ..:::c.: len ar Elst rvould -n.,. tn th...roth-"
t:Li r: :--.- i-::::r: :o councer British parachute brigades '

Th: :rl:l..ur:i

-:::::i:::: -:,::.::::
:14::

i-orrh bank

:: :-. :a:::a

GRAEBNER'S LEGACY

as

they tried ro reach Frostt

.1.;

''t'

GRAEBNER'S GAMBLE
(}aebner had :r r('puration for alnal's lbllorvins his onn
iniriatirc. Tn Nolml:rnch. rhis proverl r'alLreble rrhen he
spoiled an aliied erracl<. LrLLvinq rirrlc lir his clivision to
elade cncircLcDrcnt. When the Alli.-s lLrLrnchccl Opelarion
Merker Cerden, (iraebncr agairr actcd on his own ordcrs
and rushecl to coLrnrer rhe lllied rirborne essaulr lt borh
Nijrncgcn itnd Arnhent.

Wh. itrtu *inK

..

r nis:ioit
t: ... 1,,1...1 ..
i)7

utirlt

Jirtt L d 1,.t, Guebnar,

|nnuliatr'l bcjirt Rroru tailrrLt:c [)tplo.1,nten t i116111 7ai1s.


nll ,t Skil/ 77:t.for Gtrubn,:r rnd- nth of ytur Cantht ttitl
\Yraporr platoons on tht uh/e. lf:Ltttcs:Jil, tlr llanan ttL,t.1,
)'/t.)rt tlP to itj

l1ott) //)rL)u.u(nt i)t

dn.)t

thit.\Iil/Ti\t.

LieuLenrrrt (loloncl

\\.lhlrrr H.r::r::. ic,r:r:r.rrrrilr cri d-rt


9. IIol,eiuatii'ii 5S lltitt,riti;:.:t,;. tlr.,,r.rrr,l (.r.rLLrnL'r ljrlr the

I(nislrt'-r (iross houls L)clirlc hi'.rsriLrlr r,:r rlr,:

()ntL;tcr

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:rlrcrr Erjdgc.

yl,tt.n)) l,ttt itr ;: .!!t..j:rl: i,,;rii:,1


t

r.-,il

.ltll..l SiillTJt'.

SCHNELL!
(,raebner orderetl his colrrnrn ro rlrerqe inro .lrnhcrr jebbing
his lisr in thc rir rncl 1c1ling. 'l'lan/t.' ,\,1at,,i,.' ls rhi colurnn
pouretl over the bridgc sonrc vchiclcs beg.rn :o iill bchind.
(ilaebncr cnr:ouraercl them ro pick up tlr. pui. :iroririnq.
'5ilnd1.t

.\rlntlll

di|ettioiL prtnitletl l:'at

thr nore nlecs tlLt n,ltolt phtaon otrt of it: t/tpltr,,nttt arct

(ir,t*ner, ;atl nt1,p/atoon ltt

KNIGHT'S CROSS
SS

kts jainerl,

,ttttotlrntit tlli ./!\\e\

(:0))tbt/t 0r \l't,tpoit: pl,it,tt;t lt', it


L iittttll) luttli]t!< )'tLtIt; r.Sturrtrttoytr i,,rr. tl ))ttil t)tt)ti
ttp to 6"il1cn Llfltrj tttit tht trr;l,tl + /l()t,,t

Whn Cutl.'ittr rtntl,t],

45

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r'.'3t1;.i .':.!j

?-.-'i.11 ':-;

firlll$:
MOTIVATION AND SKItt
Graebnert men rvere fiercely loyal and trusted their commander. His experr racrics
acl-rieved success in Normandy against the Brirish and they knew he would lead
them to vicrory once again in I{olland.

ttt

Cornpary Command
S

[/]G te arn

tro,

Schw mmwaqen

Brirish paratroopers have landed. Experience

has

demonstrated that the best way to combat them is to


get into close combac as fast as possible to prevenr them
from organising.

itlt

2 C Cornma nd
SI\4 G

t*

team

Schw mrnwagen

Company HQh equipped aith Sd Kfz 250 ar


Sd Kfz 251/l half-tracks, they ma1 tst tht ,\latritrtri
Assault speclal rule.

If tlte

Gepanzerte SS-AuJkliirung Platoons ma1 use tbe


Mounted Assault speclal rub.
The battaliol's half-tracks have been consolidated inro a
single unit so that they can continue to use their mobility
and firepower to turn rhe ride of battle with daring
charges.

Your half-tracks will keep the enemy on their back foot.


Don't hesitate to be bold with rhese troops. Find a weak
spot and exploit it wirh as much force as you can bring to
bear on the enemy.

SS-KAMPFCRUPPE GRAEENER

(MECHANISED

COMPAN'

REINFORCED TRUCK
The trucks that rvent into combat lvith Gr:rebner-t
assaulr ivere reinforced with sandbags, 55-gallon
drums fillecl rvith srnd end grain, and anything else
rhat t orLld ofel thc slightesr bir of prorection for the
rroops inside. 'lhough improvised, the troops laere
rellti.ch s,rli liom enemr_ small-arms fire.
L:',i Rti;tlirced fiuch is Destro.yed, htJirnl tedms carried
tlj !,itttitgt i \ n!t:tarsrtih vrruiue their Passotgo Saue ot
o. roll aJ 3+.

The rrucks of Graebner's column are protected against


small arns lire, but lack the specd of the half-tracked
plaroon. So, the half-tracked platoon u,ilJ speed ahead
and open rhe rvay for the slowcr trucks which will follow
closely and sccu.e the gains made by the charge.

SS.KAMPFGRUPPE GMEBNER

(MECHANISED COMPAN9

'lhe Lr,rttellons rcnrrining

rr'rnoLrrc'rl r:.rrt,Lre icleel lirr

]nd rel)oflirq 1).1.h.


clll lir sp.cd. lhdsc c:rrs :1rc

scrlLrtinq oLrr thc cDcmr's positions

Honr'r,rr'. in opcr.rions th.rr

lro'r rrs,lul lcrclirg rlrcil filr to thc rss.rrLlr rtrrrl grirliing


our rncml uoofs li)l rufporl rlrrns ro Irrorli out.

t lr1l,r

.!-! l',iitLr:tiri, l)ittit,rt

--].].'..'..].:

(2crn)
4 Sd Kf:z 250/9 (2cnr)
5 Sd KFz 250/9

175 points
140 points

3 Sd KE 250/9 (2crn)

105 points

ILcks .Lrrr sorr oi-rrrnroLrreJ t.urL\ !o \r'r.


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(MECHANISED COMPANY)

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(8-rad)

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17 SEPTEMBER

19-24

18 SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER

Spindlerk assaults in the east were pushing the British paras


up against the immovabie Kampfgruppe t,on Tlttau io the
west. Soon the para-s were wedged solidly between rhe two
. Kampfgruppe fotnations. Spindlcr launched an artack on the

By 25 Septembeq combat teams were created) mlring the


SS

Panzergrenadier

with Mciller's pioneers. Thesecombinedwith

SS-Obergruppen;fiihrer \X/ilhelm Bittrich, cornmander of rhe


II. SS-Panzerhtnps lemarked,"lt rvas he fSpindler] we have
ro thank for blocking such a steely opponent. Compared to
SS-Kampfuruppe Spindkr\ perfo:lr'.tnce... rll orhel actions in

the arrival of sevelal Kng Tiger hear,y tanks fron 5()6. Schwere
Panzerabteihtng (,506'r' Hearl'Tank Battalion) pushed into the
': paratrooper's line, reaching rhe Bridsh para artillery posirions.

disparate and ad hoc SS-KanpJgnppe rvirh such verve and


distinction. He was killecl, three months to dre day, during
the Battle of the Bulge, when his sraff car was srrafed by an
Allied fighrer-bomber.

'

, \I'/hen thc British landed in Holland, SS- Obersnrmbannf hrer


(Lieutenant Colonel) Ludwig Spindier was in command ofthe
';9'h SS-Panzer Division\ artillery regiment. He immediately
;, and accurately deduced the paras' targer as Arnhem and noved

quic ldy to.r',ernole

'As the batrie

blo.l':ng 5\-hnnplg

"ppe.

progresscd, Spindlel received reinforcements

from rhe division and swiftly pur rhem inro acrion againsr
the British paratroopers in western Arnhem.

KAMPFGRUPPE MARSCH!
Spindler expertly coordinated his reserves so that drey arrived
on time and right where he needed them the most.
Once each turn, 1ou may re-ntll one
Reserues

dit rollcd to rtcdtr

ofyour force.

In a mission using the Scattered Reserues :pecia/ rulc, onca


per tarn )tolt may also ra-ro// one die rolled to detennine
wltere a platoon

will aniue fom

ScatterctL Resen,e.

SS-Nlortar Platoon

L ghi SS- nfantry Gun


P aioon

Neavy SS-lnfanhy GLrn


P aloon

SS-Panzer Crew
Platoon
SS-Panzerpionier
Platoon

#
MoTIVATIoN AND

SKILL

SS-l{arytJgnlye Spindler grev' front a small group of plaroons to er-enruellv includt'


tlre nrajority ofthe 9 'Hobmstauf n' S.\-?anzen7it,ision. Thcsc vctcrans ofNortrenclv
have halted dre British ourside Arnhem and are resch ro clush thcm in Oostclbeeli.

tl\ tt\

Compa ry Ca nand
S[4G term

SS-ktmpftntppe Spiruller b.as been fbrmed ro srop rhc


British paracroopcrs fiom qerring ro Arnhcnr. Your task
is to place )-olrr lbrce direcrlv benlccn Arnhcm:rnd rhe
eDemr'Ihe1'mr1st rlot bc allc,rvecl to caprure thc bridec

2iC CDmna rd

S[4ti team

ovel the l{hin. Once thev hrre

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and have beel battle halclcnecl through the callldron of
Normancll. -Itrcy mev have lost some of tlieir hcarier
eqlripmenr, pxr!icLllarly rheir rank suppon, but thev are
still hiehh irrotir.atcd

ancl plofi'ssional.

SS-Panzcrgren:rdlers ale s,ell equippccl wirh nrachine,


gLrns and PanzrrJ,tuJt anri-rank launchers ro help deltnd

:l!!ainst borh encny infantrv ancl tanks.

SS-KAMPFCRUPPE SPINDLER

(|NFANTRY COMPANY)

ii:j

3 Panzergrenadier

2 Panzergrenadier

Squads
Squads

195 points
140 points

PANZER CREWS
'llrc clisrrounred rrnk cre$.s rre not trilincd to lirnr
b:rttlegroups: thcir strcnqtl) conres Ilom fighting rogether

Iian: y'ru ,tr

.S.ti

httLztt (|rcu, Planan unrot bt

inclulul in a liau1,fgt

ulytc plrttoon.

Euut tt,ithot tlteir

NO FEAR OF TANKS
DisnrounL,:d I:rnli cre\\'s hghtin.u as inlintry. arc rvcll
l\r;tre of drc limitatjoDs of ir tirnk. eiving rhem rlol-c
conlidence lvhen it comes to assaul{irrq tar)ks.

)t .\.\-l),tnzct Cirta ?l,tto0, ./a)aj jtot jEtal t0 Pt\s a


t\latit,tti0it Ttst ta atsatrlr ttit (itt7|)' lltltoL) thnt /Jdi
AiittattrLd liitI rt,tt,,:,t, it itartitalh tu0 /d undtr
rl,L Jt.i,t;tt,.: ,1\'tt!l!!it! iiiitt: iit!t oit pa4. 95 of the
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3 Pionier
2 Pionier

Squads
Squads

oJ

tht

170 points

rqldcc tp to orc Pi.onrcr Rtft/MG tean 1,er


er.Squd utith a Flalrt-tbrcatr teatn dt tlr stnit

Yau nrt),

?io

235 points

gtnr

btftn

depLtlnent.

tnJtht, tbest lktoolu


/0e h i.gh 1! n o t i1)a t,.d.
As such att SS-?anztr
CrtLu

Pktaon i: tatcd

Fearless

Tiained.

We lost a lot of tanks in Normandl', but thcsc will be


replaced. Until then, thc Panzer crer,r's light on fbot using
lvhate\.er u,eapotrs thel-salvaged from theil ranlis. Each
tank crew has rwo nachine-gLrns xnd a fcw submacbineguns aDd rifles picked up along the rvav.

While not fully trained to 6ght

as infantrv, rhe platoon


cerrainh kno$'s hou'ro perfbrm on rhe b:rrrle6elcl. Use
then to hoki dorvn a ilank or attack a rveak posirion in
the enemy line or take on enemy tanks.

i.il.r.

Sections
Section
No Machine-gun Sections
2 Machine-gun

Machine-gun

155 points
90 points

25 points

SS-HeaUt Platootts ma1 nake Comltat Attathnents ta

Conbat Plnoan;

Squads
2 Scout Squads
3 Scout

Ar

S5:-Scout

170 points
125 points

Platoox is a ]?cconnttlssantr Platoon.

reconnaissance platoon scours ahcad

of your ass:rult

picking out any conccaled eoemy telns and iclenti$'ing


them for voul guns and tanks to blasr apalt.
Thcy also make surc rhat enemy ambushes are kepr well
away from your troops as rhey close inro assault position.

5S'KAMPFGRUPPE 5PINDLER

(INFANTRY COMPANY)

Sections
2 Mortar Sections
I Mortar Section
3 Mortar

235 points
165 points
95 points

Thc mortar-platoon rvc,rks rveli u,ith the hean- pletoon's


moltars. While rhe heerl platoon puts do( n a smoke
,.rse thesc rnorLars to bombarcl the enemv xnd pin
rhcm dorvn- lhen move to assaulr dre objecrir.e u'ith your

barraqe,

SS-Panzcrgrcnirdiers.

Using racrical corrrbinltions such es these will ger your


*'irh spced ,ind lar lerver

troops onlo rhe objecrive

lclcl8
1 7.5cm lelGl8

2 7.5cm

95 points
65 points

The versrrile 7.5cm lelG18 infantry gun rvill provide vour


troops rvith rtillcry', smoke. and direct-Ilre support. Its gun
shielcl kcps thc creri sali lrom rifle firc. This allorvs ir to get
into posirion ro shell enemy hcavy lveapons, such :-s moLtan
and machine-gutrs.

2 l5cm

l5cm

sIC33
sIG33

180 points

fr^ft.

105 points
S1.4G

Thc plr-atroopers havc clug in deep in -{rnhenr rnJ


Oostelbcck. To get thcm oLIt bring Lrp rhc h.:.-,
l5crn slG33 inlinrry eun.

lrorl this gur uill easilv level buildi.c\


lncl clear encnry fbrrifications so ih.rI '.l-l:
SS-Panzergrenadiers can move in to secute their oblr.r:\;.

,A.

single shcLl

in

scconcls

tea

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etean

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15cn slG33 qun

"q#L*,f"]i.

7,5cnlal( 40
27.5cnPaK40
I 7.5cm PaK 40
3

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180 points
130 points

80 points

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7 5cm PaK 40

Light SS Arti-tatt/t Crn l)latoons nttl, naht (.ontbat


Attatlnatts to Conbot P/itoons.

Anti-tank guns are essential \r'eapons to hale in l.our


prolile ofa 7.5cm PaK1rO anti,
hiddcn unril the last morncnt rvhen
ir fires a deadl,v vollev into the enemv plaroon. These glrns
will clestloy anv tank the Allles u,ill throrv at you, fieeing
uP your infantry to press thc attack.
SS KdxryJgruppc. The lorv

tark gun keeps it

r.,'ell

FlaK38
2 2cm FlaK38
3 2cm

100 points

70 points

'1he Allied fighters are filling the skies, but that jusr gives
your'2cn anti ajrcraft guns more ro shootl Tbesc guns rvill

protect artillery ancl key positions from airclaft arrilcks.


Thcy are also useful to protect againsr enemy intalrtrv
tcams that tr)'ao rush lrcLrr objective.
In the attack, carrv rhese light guns rvith 1'ou and set theu-r
up to lend srLpportirrg fire for yolrr assaulrs.

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KAMPFGRUPPE

VON TETIAU
(|NFANTRY COMPAI.IY)

625 points

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VON TEfi,A.U

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thc rii:,i

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crprlirnitl roLlitr. trrnrirg iror:r tlrL RLrsl.rrr Irort.
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L.rIh' rL':nq Iin.i. rlrenrJ.' rLnrl L)rhrr i\f]osi\ i\.

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t iil tltrii ,tii;t it)itt))tttit.i it,tjIt ,litl,tit,ti, :i, t,i,ttrt't;;'


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..rl.tu1r !,Lrir!ii,.., r,lril. r oL.r lr'"cl s-ll. r'r)iips pron! r
lotLi o\rn ()r Pror iil,' r rllsrr,rr r:r,rr.
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Si-UntaolJizier Sclnrb Amhaim'h:u a fcrv Scm morcts at
-lhese
havc been pressed into corotrt
its disposal fbr oaining.
and orgurised to provide dre NCOs-in-training u'idr accurate

,&rr
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GW34

arillen support.

8cm
morla

'lhe smolie fion thc monars g,ill colceal \.our troops as dre,v
:ssaulr the enenry, reducing the nunrber of casuakies 1'ou will
srLsrrln :rcl hclpirg errsLrre vorr n-on't be pimcd dorvrr by

8o

rr GW34

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8cm

GW34

Scrn GW34

monar

.lctenrirc lrre.

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Sections

::::i:::
110 points

dt^L
t/]G42 Ht/tG

--

2 Machine-gun

Sections

lvlachine guns are rot rs corrnron.rs thev ere in morc rcgular


units but thcrc are srill l fet treining examplcs avail:ble pressecl
into sen'ice. Ihese rvill adcl suLrstaltial Fleponel to 1,our fbrcc.
Placc them

d*.r

85 poina

in Lw locetions to prorecr t'our orvn oLrjectives lnd

fiee up t'out infantr-r. ro pur pressure c,n the crrcmv

NIG42 H[1G

F*^LI
N/]G42

H Ni]G

4*.fi^h.
NlG42

[/]G

Tlrc machire-gun is also quite he1pfu1 on the o{lensivc. Use


irs range to plotect it lic,n enemv rcturn fire and emplry its
hiql-r ratc offirc to pin Lhe enemy dorvn. 1/hile thc cnemy
kceps his head dou'n, su,amp him rvith )our infinrrl-.

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:l 2crn lrlal(iS

95 points

13{)

points

7\'r\{

d)h.;th

@ft.ft.ft^

65 points

3 2crl FlaI{J8

50 poin

2 l.7cm FlaK4l

55 poi:rti

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VON TETTAU
lINFANTRY COMPANY]

MoTIVATION AND
lcirl
rilrilr

SKILL

pl,,roons in Holl.ur.l rrcr'.'e nrjr ol_cliilcr'.:rrt Ltnits eech *irh its ot'n
,ri conrh:rr rrpcricrcc. Sorri Lrrrirs h,rrc sprnr rh. clrrira \\rrr on g.trr'lron dLtLr'

11.,,;.lr

.\rrr.

orir.'rs

hrr: brrn in r.tior ior :rycrrll \cirr\. Llnlrss oLlr.'rlitc

rrorrtl.

Llc'c'r

Supl--o', 1'1r,n,,,,r rlc r.ri.J Con{iclelt Trained.

lnrnlNtl
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215 poirrts
170 points
1.10

points

115

pcints

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virrloLlj
p.rrt.ll.cl our lo thc
l\\,lLLlr gloLLps ftr lr.lp cr:rali th.

ti/)it:: itii-! i!\..i ;) t)ati litii)t.,tit.i iit.l,iitti) tititl't, itttr!

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III

220 points

2 StuC

lll

145 points
io r

8 0. Sr r i i gt't. I dt: ltt g.rzlr (-1S0' AssrLrlr (,r Ln Br iq,r,1.:) hir


rlrircd end Lrclun Isclling cncnr'-occupicd Ltrildinr:s. Ilrc
brigr.le h,rs l.ccn in Holhn.l .rnrl l )c'nm.u li lr prrr ol rhe
cl.fc'rrsc lircr:. lrLrr rrtnr rh.r hr,e becn cllLccl itrLrr:rr:tiotr in

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L,nlikc othc'r- rl'rl.s, ,rsi.li1li guns .rr rr honlr in ulbrrn c,umh.rt.


Iiccp Lhenr srlilv b.rcli shcllinq rhe cntru lirh thcil erccll.rr
lire potcL ,,r'hilc rour ir hr trr th.rrgc ir to.rs;rLr1t.

4 I{dnigstiger (Henschel)

1380 points

3 Ktinigstiger (Henschel)

1035 points

2 I{iinigstigcr (Henschcl)

690 points

Ktinigstiger (Henschcl)

llre

Prt ttz t

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points

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MOTIVATION AND SKILL


'llohenstaurQn S.\ P,tnze rrlirision

(9"' 'HohenstaLrt'in'

SS-P:rnzer

-lhey

:rre
Division) are halclerecl veterans, hlving survir ccl thc crLLcible of Normanrll-.
still highh.nrotivated and capable of hahing rhe British belorc thev reach Arnhem.
As sLrclr, rll \I/a1'len ,SS Suppott Platoons are Iatcd Fearless Veteran.

3 Panther

640 points

T'.'c 9. SS-I),tnzrrrtgitueut tras managed (o l{eep three


I'anthcr- tanl<s operational during irs long rctrcat lrom
thcsc prcclous L.rnks ale plenrv enough to *reak hetoc
on Allied arrnour. 'fhel c:rlr also support your infintr-r',
Lendins high-cxpLosivc and machine-srrn lile to help
sofren up thc cnenrr'.

u.:rs lirmcd to gir c.l-! /riz',l,l,i:r,''r,r'


This {irce inc[Ldes nr,, telli
a
rnobrle
essault
fb,cc.
Splndler
h Lr n rer lronr 9 .SS-,P2 uetjiQetubte ilu g.'Ilrcse ue icltJ u p p,.. rr
rchicles lir votr l{anltfgntppa lhe1,63p support lour.rreulr

SS-Knnp.lptytpe Al lu or.1ra

rlirccth,. rrubush enemy

terk.

or ourHmli rhe eneml;

9. .\S-htnztraultrlirungs Ahteiltng ha. itr o* rr


of
selfipropellcd
anti-aircr:rFr guns to ptotccr rherr
pleroon
srlikes.
Use
thcsc vehicles ro protecr \our
fion encmy:rir
rroops fiom cncm\- drcrafi or armou! them and use thcnr
againsr lightli' arnrcd cncrn,v inllntrl'.
Craebner'.s

C.nrinand Panlh-"r A

4 10.5cm
2 10.5cm

415cm
215cm

leFHl8
leFHl8

tti

250 points
140 points

sFH18
sFH18

CDm

and

200 points

ArtiLler_y Batttr.y

:FLll8 hoaltzcts tttrtl


I0. SS-Panr

Stafflea.n

370 points

tx.
A Motoristtl .\.\

rt,{{i

ot b(

cquippd u,ith l5on

lt?lq,.d

;/t ADtb \l).

hir.r

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Ho, tzer

sion has stationed its 52 I0.5cmleFFI18

and 12 l5cm sFI:ll8 horvitzcrs south of the Arnhen


Briclge so that it can support operalions in Lroth Alnhen

tx.

0bservr F f e:eam

Hor.rl/er

TFHr.r

T*Hl*

and Nijmegei.
,Supporr your rroops with plenv olrerrillcry to help soften
up the enerrty and pin tirem clorvn befbre lou:rttack.

The artillery from JI. SS-l'anztrlarTs inclurlcs thc


102. SS-Velirabteihtng arne,J with Nebelrverfer
rocket launchcrs. Thc six-balrelled lrunchcr clelirtrs
15cm tockets direcrh- lnto the parattoopcr- perimerer rvirh
devesraring ellect.

The inexpensivc, vct dcadlx Nebeh'erfer is an iclcrl


support wapon for your battallon. A luLl bartcry rvill pur
dorvn a Jarge tromLr:rrdment rvith either high explosive
r,', k, r' , 'r .nr, 'ke lo . orer lou r l _oop..
They are light and mobile so that you can makc sure rhar
they get to rvhere they ned to be. Dig them in to protect
rh.'n ronr . '.ny shoc,ring.

it

&

DMSIONAL
SUPPORT

,I'

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2 \Iiibel*agen and 1 Sd
2

Miibelwagen

KE

1O/5

170 points

125
Conlnafd Vlobelwagen

13

7c

SS-Kunpfuuppc Allworfun .lso h:r-s a pair of self-propelled


3.7cm FLIK.13 anri-aircnft guns i:rom 9 SSJ)anzenegtnent.

'llresc vchicles, niclcnamecl Xliibeh.rdgelt, or furnirurc r,'ans,


ou'ing to their boxy shape, are excellent clual-purpose ranks.

Si1'h lli

s l2cml hd

I I'dr

Tlio,on bring down enemy figlrtcrs at longer ranges thai the


fcm lnti-airclfi qun, aswcllas tear rhrough an eneny infantqphtoon *irh rheir high late of6re ancl cloasnting firepor,ver.

MOTIVATION AND SKILL

Kampfu'uppa rcn Suoboda contairecl sevcral anti-rircr:lh units pulled fion v-rrious
defencc srarions in Gernenv. \ hen the Allies launched Operarion \larket Garden
drese units were collecred:rnd sent irrro Jctior ro \upF^rt \\-Ktt,t!f, nlfpe SPirdler.
They rvere rrot cxpericnced llghters ancl lacked rnorivation to rss.tLllt ahe enentl'.
As such Luftrvallb Support Platoons are rared Reluctant Trained.

Bf 109E or FW

l90F

105 points

Allied fightcrs are concenrrating thcir cllorrs riL:rh.:


south and sending escorts with their resupph trenspori..
leaving lirv to cngage ollr olvn aircrati. Take edr.rnt:ge
of this unique nonrent olr local ail superioriti and stlkc
rhe encn,v's sL4)port platoons, slrch as exposed artillen ..:
mortars. Strafi platoons thar move into the open and kee;'
the enemy pinned down.
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'jr.,_.'-{.i

t'l\

Comman d Bit team

mbannfi)hrer uon Stuoboda has assembled a


Kanpjlruppe of ar.ti-aircrafr guns from Germany to help
srppan Ss-KnmPfdruppe S,oindkr. Among orhcr guns,
hc has brought 29 2crn FlaK3S ancl eight 3.7cn FlaK,tr3
SS-Obersnu

anti-aircrafr gurs.

FlaK36
18.8cm FlaK36

2 8.8cm

125 points

65 points

Commard

N/lG

team

-ftt*
8 Scm F aK36

g!n

Von Srvoboda also brought 33 8.8cn.r FlaK36 hearl


anti-aircraft guns. Hc has cleployecl these all:rround the
Arnhcm-(Josrerbeek ar-ea to shell the British pararroopers
and krock out their hopes l:or resupply.
These guns will be useful as anti-unk rveapons lor vour
force as well as providing exceptiooal anti-airclaft defence.

DIVISIONAT
SUPPORT

Mobilitt Front
Range ROF

Name

lleupon

.. TANKS
i PanficL A

''

fully trrcked

7.5tn Kt,K12

t.:
.:
:,.

g,,

Ki;nigstiger (forsche)
8.8on KtLtK43 grt

32 /8A.n
Ful\-rracked
40 /100.n

:i.-.-".-'.

Kcjnigstigcr

(ll.ns.hel)

fulh.-trackcd

10'/100ot
Fnlly'rracked

21"/60cn

Llc"r Fki,mo utf.t'


Prrzer B-2(a)
1.7on KLF:35 tf) gwt

:.5rn

Kw

fully'uacked
24"/60an

9 (J)Etn

16"/

40tn

7.5cn SurKlO gun

SrrH4)
10.5cn.\nll

!ullv-tracked
32 /8A.
1

gun

32"/8tun

1l

3+

3
1A

2+

INF,ANTRY GUNS (SP)


Sd Kfz 250/7 (8cm)
8cm CW31 nntar

IIalf-tracked

Kft 2il/t) 17.5cm)

Half trackcd
21 '/60cn

Sd

7.1on KaK37

gul

Top

40'/t00cm
I

Equipment and \otes

Firepotuet

t
11
8

Fulll,trackcd
12

Side

Anti-tank

10
2
14
216J+
ti
2/6J+
651
264+
3'jt
652
2
2

AssAULT GUNs
StuC C

Armour

I
J+

Co-a N,IC, Hull N,lG. \(idc

rracks.

Co-rx MG, Hull \,1G, OveLloaded, Slow tank, Unreliable.

Co'.x MC, Hull ltlG, Overloaded, Slorv ranh, Unreliable.


Co ax MG, Slow

link, Unrelirble.

Fk ne- t b nutr, H ull-tn a untetl.

6
6

011
26
00
9

Co-ax MG, Slow Tank, Unreliable.


1+

3+

Hull lr'lG, Protected anmo, Schiirzcn.


Hull N{G. Protected amrno, Schil'cn.

Llullnnntetl, 9n0fu.

,\A.

MC,

Hutl mounxd, Inrtee, Smoht

honbndnnt

AA MC.
3+

TANK.HUNTERS
lagdpanzer IV
7.5tm StuKl0 gun

fully trackcd

Hull lt4G, I')rotected anmo, Schiirzen.

3+

32"/80tn

ANTI-AIRcRAFT (SP)
Sd

KE

10i 5 (2cm)

Half

tLacked

2on F/aK38 gun

t6"/10rn

Mt,belwrgen (3.7cm)

Ful\.rracked
21"/60cn

\flheeled

I
3

3.7cm !taK43 1nn

ARMoURED CARS
Yf,z2n l2cn)
2cm KwK38 gun

sd KE 231 (8-rad)

2tn

Sd

.k'wK38

gn

Kfi 250/9 (2nn)


2cm KL,KIB

grn

Humbct IV
M5 37tnn gun
Scour Car

16'/.l]rn
kep

t6"/lacnt

.i

Halftracked

16"/10cn

\fhceled
21 /60rn

lccp

5
00
61+
00
5
00
5
0t)
5
00
00

5+

Co-rx MG.
5+

SetJ:

thfene m t i' a ; oaJi.

Co-ar NfC.
5+

5+

Co-ar lvlG.
se lf trferce antt-anrnf.

Co-ar MG.

|f-bJnt t e ou i - a iruaft.

,dAMG,

CLE MACHINE-GUNS
Vhi

e lvfC

t6"/4acn

Weapon

-. Bl109E or FW l90F

Cannon
tsombs

ROF

Anti-lank
75+

t t otb

Firepower

uertoB

fft.

(1riir g r\\.

l-Lrt rhc rcsrrlts,r|e \1'cll ,,r,rrrh ir.

RUBBLE

PINNINC

r.rbl'1. ,r1 1,''rrr'.irl bLrililirrgs is thc c,r'ics( Lrtlr,rr tcruin


ro rr,rrL,l l.ls. plc nrircd pl,rster'lillcr to r.risc rhc heighr oi
rhc 1..1. r,, ,-orrr thc iigLrlcs

\\'irhour rrrbble ro iorrrc,rl rlri'ir rrcL,rl

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jl

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ro p.rl i\l1l irrrcniron ro enr'6gur.s \r:LndinL in L,er. arces,
Cerciirllr trim ln:Lr rhe Lrerc using clippcr'' or'
si.ld .Lttr\ rnrl .r hobbr l.nile. \irrL c:rn Lhen

,i,r'11.,'i

ercl a piccc oi rire rrl pirning locl.


\ltcrnrir,'1r.. lirlr a bit r)l-(\(r! .rr(.
\ ou .i1n llrr e i snr,rlL l)cL ). rh. [)()rr on)
Lrionc or botlr lccr, *hich wi1l plul inlr
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ill.'rl into thc

b,rsc.

BRICKS

COBBLESTONES

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tortLrnrtc crroLrqlr ro lirrrl rhcer \t\irrc rr\rLLri(1 in .r trLir.rblc
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your

ba-ses

your

bases

using the techniques opposire, and


normally.

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Basecoat street areas Brown Violet (887) or a similar olivg:.


drab colour This will give the appearance of dirt and grime
between cobblestones and in rhe texrure of the street surface;

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Step 4

rubble German Camo Black Brown (822). Dont


abour being neat.

Drybrush street areas Basalr Grey (869), followed


London Grey (836). You may want to carefully pick out
individual stones in slighrly lighrer or darker greys.

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Step 6
Paint the bricks Lighr Brown (929). Real bricks vary in colouq
so try rnixing in some other reddish browns for varien.

;Heavily

Step 8

{ightly drybrush the rubble, including rhe brick.

Paint anr as: i:--::,.-

'Medium

m-arch dre

Sea

Grey (870).

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have specific historical colours, urban streets and rubble exist in a wide variety ofcoloursr so rhe paina listed here are
s-uggestions. Feel fiee to experimenr and find the colour combination rhat suirs you. More basing ideas car b {bud h

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BecaLrsc

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cilptllrcd \.chiclrs, so uclcl scve|el prornirrcrrt Balhcrk(rrz .lccrLs.

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tn

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The British Airborne soldier, like his comrades from the fufle
Companies, wore the Battledress. 'lhis consisted of a short
jacket and trouscrs in a green-brown Khaki.

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Over the standard Bacledress rhey wore rheir unique Denison


canouflage smock, designed in 1942 by a Major Denison. 1he
original 'Airborne Smock Denison Camouflage' had green ald
brown camoullage colours hand-painted with a large bmsh. The
subsequentscreen-printed pattern which wes in u"^e by Operation
Market Garden emulated this look, including prominent bru,sh
strokes, so if your application ofthe green arld brown swatches

is

somewhat strealg' or patchy, all dre bener' The dyes used s ere

not particularly coiourfasl ard faded quite quickll rvith sear.


Surviving examples have a vcry muted, washed-out appearance
quite different to their original factory lresh 1ook. \'ou mar
want ro paint some or all ofyour paratroops smockuith faded
colours, making it dear that thev have seen some use.

Although equipped with their o*'n special design oi

steel

helmet, covered with nerting to rvhich strips of coloured


camouflage fabric could be ticd, some British pararroops still
wore their lamous Ied beret into battle.

"&

DrNrsoN Suocr
the mosr complicaredJooking pan of a lararroopcr\ uniform is thc Denison smock. It
.cr1 Ji,r r crire loolinH ro.ce on rhe ,Jbl.

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with a basecoat of Middlestone (882)


or Green Ochre (914) for a fadcd smock.
Start

is quite simPle to do however,

for a snock new from the factory,

Painr cuwing swatches of German Camo Mediun Brown (826) for a new smock, or Flat
Eanh (983) for a faded one.
(890) or Russian Uniform (924).

xii

mrkes them

On the morning of 17 September, a massive air armada


of over 4,200 Allied bonbers, fighters, transports and
gliders filled the slry. Of these, 1,880 transports and
tugs hauled 35,000 airborne troops into Holland. On
the ground 20,000 vehicles fired up their engines and

IXSIDS YOtt

The history of the batdes of Operation Market


Garden in Arnhem and Oosterbeek.

History of the British 1"' Airborne Division, the


1" Polish Independent Parachute Brigade, and the
1"' Airborne Recce Squadron.

first troops into action malaged to hold the British

outside Arnhem, but more paras were dropped.

to slip through the

Vctor Graebner's
Abteilung is poised on

Arnhern Bridge ready to charge into the city and crush


the British paras.
The epic battle for Arnhem is about to begin. Prepare to

take charge of some ofthc most storied and honoured


companies in the Second World Var!

llesioned in tlEw lcaland


'

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.r

rt,',i r"':o

ttau
e

S S - Kampfgrupp e

Spindler.

. Fight with famous heroes from

Amhem

such as Lieutenant Colonel John Frost and


S S - Haup ts tunnfiihrer Victor Graebner

Refight the heroic battle ofFrostt perimeter in the


Arnhem mini-campaign.

Inspirational colour photographs.

a'r;'.'i r!

''i

Produtt Code FW2l5

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ffS'

e u on Tb

grenadier battalions from


Kampfgwppe uon Tbttau, SS-Panzergrenadier
companies from SS-Kampfgruppe Spindln,
and SS-Panzerauflddrungs companies from
S S - Kanpfgupp e Grae bner.

Meanwhile, SS-Hauptsturmfiihrer

ffi

Histo ry of Kampfgzlpp

. Options to field

German
blocking line and reach Arnhem. They have dug in arr
await reinforcements from their comrades.
9. SS-PanzerauJhLirungs

Options to field a British or Polish Parachute


Company, an Airlanding Company, and an
Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron.
Graebner and SS-Kampfgrupp

Lieutenant Colonel John Frost ard his 2"d Parachute

Battalion malaged

Detailed maps of the batdes for Arnhem and


Oosterbeek.

North of Arnhem, the II. SS-Palzerkorps was busy


assembling its force to counter dle Allicd assault. The

tfrtl nX*

prepared fbr the o1ds1 1q 2dyanqe-Operation Market


Garden was in full swing.

The 1" British Airborne Division rode within the air


armada transports ald jurnped into combat 6 miles
(9km) west of Arnhem with the mission to capture the
ciqzs viral bridge over the Rhine.

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