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Antoi
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Re:D-Day Landings: Rules and Requirements Thu, 22 May 2014 19:47
rasmussen81 wrote on Thu, 22 May 2014 15:03

Antoi wrote on Thu, 22 May 2014 05:34

So my "blowing up a brigde on sword beach map" could have been reality. A broken brigde token is included in the expansion. Too bad there are no official rules for it..... Sad


I would be interested in learning more about these bridges that they blew up because I'm not familiar with that aspect of their mission.



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A third task was to destroy several bridges which spanned the River Dives, located near the towns of Varaville, Robehomme, Bures and Troarn. The division would then hold the territory that it had seized until it could be relieved by advancing Allied ground forces.[15]


This task for the 6th airborne (british) had as purpose to prevent German reinforcement from Calais (where the main concentration of German troops where stationed) On the sword map the Dive river and the mentioned towns from the quote are visible including two bridges. The bridge destruction rules could apply to these bridges since German reinforcements can enter from beside. The fordable stream is the only left way to cross the river before going around it to the south which takes a lot of turns. It would be a nice historic detail and use of a memoir'44 rule.

rasmussen81 wrote on Thu, 22 May 2014 14:56


Great find! I thought we put it in the rules but couldn't find it either when I looked quickly yesterday. Thanks for posting this! I'll fix my reply to point toward page 4. Smile


Glad I could help Smile , I just rembered where I read about this rule (don't ask how many times I already read it Rolling Eyes )

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Re:D-Day Landings: Rules and Requirements Thu, 22 May 2014 20:21
Antoi wrote on Thu, 22 May 2014 10:47


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A third task was to destroy several bridges which spanned the River Dives, located near the towns of Varaville, Robehomme, Bures and Troarn. The division would then hold the territory that it had seized until it could be relieved by advancing Allied ground forces.[15]


This task for the 6th airborne (british) had as purpose to prevent German reinforcement from Calais (where the main concentration of German troops where stationed) On the sword map the Dive river and the mentioned towns from the quote are visible including two bridges. The bridge destruction rules could apply to these bridges since German reinforcements can enter from beside. The fordable stream is the only left way to cross the river before going around it to the south which takes a lot of turns. It would be a nice historic detail and use of a memoir'44 rule.


Interesting read; thanks for the link. Reading through that it looks like many of the bridges were destroyed during the night before much fighting took place. Destroying Bridges is not in the rules for these scenarios (as you've seen) and will not be added, but if you want to plug them in then go for it.

In my mind, the destroyed Bridges have already been eliminated when we jump into the battle, so they simply aren't shown on the board. The bridges that are there need to be held by the Allies to prevent counter-attacks. But with everything Memoir '44 it's about having fun! So if it's more fun for you to allow Bridges to be destroyed, go for it! Smile
      
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Re:D-Day Landings: Rules and Requirements Thu, 22 May 2014 20:30
your absolutely right. Those bridges should have been destroyed, but pegasus brigde should also have been in British hands Very Happy

And maybe, if I played the map over and over again, I apply a houserule. But as a memoir'44 purist I think it will never happen and I keep playing it as the author(s) has meant to play it Cool
      
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Re:D-Day Landings: Rules and Requirements Mon, 26 May 2014 15:49
Flame Throwers??!!
Is this Flame tanks, or something new?

      
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Re:D-Day Landings: Rules and Requirements Tue, 27 May 2014 06:41
50th wrote on Mon, 26 May 2014 06:49

Flame Throwers??!!
Is this Flame tanks, or something new?




It's the Flame Thrower Badge for tanks. No new rules there...sorry if I got your hopes up. Smile
      
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