I was able to get another game in at NorCal's second Market Garden game day, this time against Russ and his British 1st Airborne force. This time I would be attacking the Apeldorn Road in an attempt to cut off retreating Allied forces after the Germans successfully retook Deelen Airfield in the previous game (which I was forced to miss). The mission would be Breakthrough, and Russ would receive a Para platoon in support, while I would have no extra troops.
|There was a Para HMG platoon hiding in those vines, and they let me have it! I lost half of my platoon, and they were force to move elsewhere. My 2cm FlaK guns would spend the game firing on the HMGs and keeping them from redeploying.
|Russ' reserve Para unit quickly made it onto the board and to the second objective, with a pair of 17 pounders sighted in behind them. My StuGs arrived from reserve a bit later, but would concentrate their effort on the Paras in the craters.
|A pair of Recee Jeeps made their way over to distract my guns from firing on the HMGs, and threatened my mortar battery, but the weakened FJ platoon saw them off.
|Russ' artillery and a pair of 6 pounders arrived late, and would have little effect on the game, save for knocking out my PaK 40s, which were too close together.
|On Turn Six I made another assault, this time on the nearby Paras, clearing them back from the objective for an 8-1 win.