The bridge over the river Rhine at Arnhem was the main objective of operation”Market Garden”.
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[b]Arnhem, The Nederlands, September 1944[/b]
The bridge over the river Rhine at Arnhem was the main objective of operation”Market Garden”. The bridge was seized on the 17th by elements of the 2nd battalion and brigade headquarters of the 1st British parachute brigade. Under the command of lieutenant colonel John Frost the airborne forces quickly formed a perimeter at the north end of the Arnhem Bridge. The paras established themselves in strong fighting positions in the houses surrounding the bridge and placed their weapons with a good field of fire. However the German response was shift and effective. Soon Frosts men were surrounded and strong blocking positions prevented any reinforcement from the 1st Airborne division from reaching the bridge. From the 18th till the morning of the 21st the SS battle groups of Grabner, Knaust, Brinkmann and Hummel (all named after their commanders) would attack the perimeter in force.
Crossfire, a company-level set of rules where one stand (3 figures) represents a squad and the where the focus is on the infantry combat. Terrain is to be used to cover your movement and establish a good base of fire in order to cover your troops’ movement by fire and to interdict the enemy’s movement by fire. The rules are innovative. They are easy to learn and fast paced but can at times be abstractive.
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