Spyros and I fought our boys, Evan and Nick, one afternoon during the school holidays. It was a simple scenario. Some Diehard SS were defending two bridges and some British Airborne, less their parachutes and on foot were given armoured support. They had 6 turns to capture two bridges. Spyros and I were the Paras, the boys were the SS.
|SS Squad in a ruined house with a Sturmgeschutz in support to the right|
The Paras were shipped to the point of contact with US halftracks and trucks and had two Shermans and two Churchills in support. The 'bad guys' had a Sturmgeschutz and a Marder as well as a dug in Pak 40.
|Marder moves past the bridge|
|SS Squad and Pak 40.|
|The Table with the bridges on the closest side. Paras entered on the far end|
|Side View. Bridges to the right. Paras came on to the left.|
|SS Squad and Sturmgeschutz|
|SS in the house.|
|SS Squad move into position|
|Paras disembark from their loaned US Halftrack|
|The Paras move into the open|
|The Sherman's take fire from the German Armour|
|Long range fire!|
|Para assault the gun position near the southern bridge....and get beaten back!!|