[DO2015] Overloon Forest - September 30, 1944 - October 04, 1944

Dutch Open 2015: The Forgotten Battle Scenario 1
Western Front By: Antoi - Last update: 02/26/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x6 x5
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:
Overloon Forest
After the failure of Operation Market Garden the small corridor that led to Nijmegen was still a dangerous place. The German 107 panzer brigade even managed to break through. German troops still had a strong bridgehead on the west bank of the Meuse. Allied high command decided this had to be destroyed to break German resistance in the Netherlands and to open the way for the British, lead by Montgomery, to invade the Rhineland. The 7th American armoured Division was called in from the Elzas to do the job. Intelligence suspected unorganised German resistance. Venlo should be reached within 2 days. On the 30th of September the attack on Overloon started, this is where the road to Venray was located, and after that to Venlo. Because of the Intelligence the Americans start the battle without any reconnaissance. The next days were very tough for the Allied forces. The Germans had dug in inside the forests and Panzers and Falschirmjäger carried out severe counterattacks. The Americans run aground in the mud and the heavy German fire . . . . . . Overloon is not taken within two days, let alone Venlo.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis 5 cards (you begin)
Allies 6 cards

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals
objective counts as an temporary medal.

Special Rules:
Put badges on the specialized units (troop 2)

Warning:
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.

Set-up Order
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