Oosterbeek, The Netherlands, 17 September
1944: Hurrying down the Utrechtseweg
towards Arnhem, 3 Battalion were surprised by a German staff car
rolling through the intersection in front of them. Many of the
men in the lead platoon opened fire, killing Arnhem Commandant
General Kussin and his aides. As the echoes of gunfire faded away,
the now-primed men of 3 Battalion moved on. As they neared the
next crossroads they suddenly came under fire themselves. Blocking
the way was a German position centered on a self-propelled gun,
part of SS Major Krafft’s No. 2 Company. B Company’s
No.5 Platoon was in the lead and quickly took several casualties,
including the platoon PIAT. None of Lt. Cleminson’s men had
primed Gammon Bombs to hand, so with no real way of tackling this
menace the men scattered and sheltered in some nearby houses and
gardens. Major Waddy tried to launch an attack, but found the
fencing between houses made maneuver very difficult. The paras
engaged the Germans with their Brens and Stens while others hurriedly
tried to turn an exposed supporting 6-pounder anti-tank gun. The
German SPG blew up the Jeep, striking down the gun crew an instant
before it could fire. After this brief but intense gunfight, No.
2 Company pulled back, afraid of being outflanked by the paratroopers,
taking with them a number of British prisoners. 3 Battalion hitched
up their gear and moved on, already far behind schedule.
We heard what you wanted and here it
is AND then some - TIGER ROUTE: THE BATTLE OF ARNHEM keeps the
ball rolling with the module updates -- this time Oosterbeek Perimeter. The map was long overdue for the terrain treatment,
larger hexes ... and the presentation is augmented with color
rules, scenarios AND you get a free bonus counter sheet for use with the module.
the ASLRB, British and German nationalities a must.
NOTE: THIS IS THE LATEST EDITION OF THIS MODULE AS OF 2023.