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Airborne Assault Over the Rhine - March 25, 1945

Operation Varsity -
Western Front By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 08/29/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
Operation Varsity was a successful joint American-British airborne operation that took place toward the end of WW2. Involving more than 16,000 paratroopers and several thousand aircraft, it was the largest single airborne operation in history to be conducted on a single day and in one location.

Allies: 6 cards, you move first.
Place 5 British and 5 U.S. Airborne Special Forces units and 2 late war anti-tank units(1 British and 1 U.S.) anywhere on a clear hex(no forest or town hex) before drawing your cards. Also, they cannot be adjacent to any Axis units.
Axis: 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The 2 city hexes and the bridge hex are temporary medal objectives for the Allies.

Special Rules:
Stiff Upper Lip rules are in effect for the British units only.
Place special forces badges on 10 British and American units .(Troops-2)
Special weapons asset rules late war for the two units of your choice equipped with an anti-tank gun.(SWA-5)
Place Special Forces badges on German units. (Troops-2)
Place a half track badge on the German unit.(Troops 18) It can resupply.
Place heavy anti-tank badge on the German unit. (Troops 23)
Any Allied unit occupying hill"A" can use Hill 317 rules, which allows the Recon 1 card to be used as an air power card in the designated section on the card.
Any ordered Allied unit may place a sand bag in lieu of moving or battling.
Any ordered Allied unit that starts it's turn on either of the 2 hexes marked with a Battle Star token may replenish 1 figure per turn. It cannot battle that turn.
All units can retreat toward EITHER baseline.

Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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