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Four Hours of Fury - An Operation VARSITY Campaign Mon, 13 July 2020 10:55
Hello again everyone - I've been making the most of the time I've gained from Covid19 by producing another campaign.

Recreate operation VARSITY the largest single-day airdrop of the war.

Within four hours over 17,000 allied airborne troops were landed into the heart of Nazi Germany.

'Not in the course of the entire war had enemy units offered more bitter resitance, as did the German Fallschirmjägers during the fight for the Rhineland.'

- Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery



This campaign of six scenarios, including one Breakthrough, was inspired by James M Fenelon's excellent book 'Four Hours of Fury' (highly recommended to anyone wanting a well told narrative of this) which covers Operation VARSITY - the largest single-day airdrop of the war. The book focuses particularly on the story of the US 17th Airborne and so you'll find a prelude scenario covering their first action in the Ardennes, but also scenarios covering the build up (Operation VERITABLE) and the efforts of the British Airborne during VARSITY.

I hope you'll find plenty of interesting history and small stories in what I've written up as well as some really fun scenarios. There's a mix of styles, with some using the paradrop action for a bit more chaos and some being entirely pre-set up.

I've also created victory events, score sheets and a whole load of 'What If' event rolls you could elect to use if you are playing through the whole campaign - if not give them a read out of interest!

You can access the whole campaign, with score sheets, 'What If' event rolls, campaign rules and some special unit rules in a ready-to-print PDF here:

Four Hours of Fury - An Operation VARSITY Campaign


The individual scenarios are online here:

1. Protecting the Flanks Out of Bastogne


2. The Wesel Pocket


? Drop Zone W - Raff's Ruffians


? Drop Zone X - The Thirteeners


? Issel Bridges - The Glider Riders


? Hamminkeln/Issel - British 6th Airborne (Breakthrough)


I hope some of you find the time to enjoy it. If you do, please let me know what you think - I'd love to hear any battle reports or experiences playing any of the scenarios.

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Re:Four Hours of Fury - An Operation VARSITY Campaign Mon, 13 July 2020 12:44
Hi SamW44
Thanks a lot for this painstaking work Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:Four Hours of Fury - An Operation VARSITY Campaign Mon, 13 July 2020 14:55
Also, I have a few spare really nicely printed copies if anyone prefers their Memoir stuff on paper. PM me.
      
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Re:Four Hours of Fury - An Operation VARSITY Campaign Mon, 13 July 2020 16:18
Very nice work.
Thanks for sharing.
      
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  Re:Four Hours of Fury - An Operation VARSITY Campaign Wed, 15 July 2020 07:49
Thankyou once again Sam
      
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Re:Four Hours of Fury - An Operation VARSITY Campaign Thu, 16 July 2020 22:19
Hamminkeln/Issel – British 6th Airborne

Is the German tank near de bridge at the right a special unit?

Same question for the US Infantry near the railway.
      
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Re:Four Hours of Fury - An Operation VARSITY Campaign Fri, 17 July 2020 07:04
The US infantry is Elite Infantry as they are all paratroops.

I've clicked the wrong thing on the tank unit so I'll update that - just a standard tank!

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