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Nijmegen Bridge - January 01, 1970

By: stuka pilot - Last update: 10/09/2004
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x4 x6

Historical Background:
The 82nd landed in the Nijmegen area and were responsible for taking the Grave Bridge and the big highway bridge at Nijmegen. On the first day of Operation Market Garden, the 82nd Division captured all its targets except the Nijmegen bridge. Now they had to prevent the Germans from recapturing those targets. The tactic of landing on both sides of the bridge as was done at Grave was not allowed to happen at the Nijmegen Bridge because the Groesbeek heights were considered more important and Gen. Gavin agreed that he did not have the proper man power to secure both objectives on D-Day. The Groesbeek heights are a plateau some three hundred feet above the surrounding area, which dominated the approaches to Nijmegen. Gen. Browning ordered and Gen. Gavin agreed that this high ground had to be taken before the Nijmegen Bridges.
Can you take the 82nd to victory by securing the Nijmegen bridge?
Let's find out!!

Axis player takes 5 cards
Allied player takes 4 cards
You move first

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals
The Allies must have at least one medal from the bridge to achieve victory

Special Rules:
If an Allied unit captures a bridge hex it counts as a medal.
If the unit leaves the bridge hex then the medal gets returned to the hex for possible recapture
The Allied infantry are special forces units. They may move 2 hexes and still battle.

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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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