[Netherlands] The Queen's Westminters at Silvolde - March 30, 1945

Operation Forrard on - British advance towards the north of Germany.
Western Front By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/14/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the successful Operation Plunder which allowed to the British army to cross the lower Rhine on the 24th of March, the advance continued towards the north of Netherlands and Germany. The 8th British Armoured Brigade was the front unit during the battle. On the 28th of March, the city of Ijsselburg was in British hands. The 30th of March, during Operation Forrard on, the 4th Somerset Light Infantry had to take Varsseveld while the 12th King's Royal Rifle Corps had to capture Silvolde, the two infantry battalions were supported by tanks of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards. The battle lasted all the day with some losses from the two sides. In the evening , the 12th KRRC was in Silvolde and the 4th SLI was in the outskirts of Varsseveld.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United-Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The hexagons of Silvolde and Varsseveld marked by a medal token are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for units equipped with Machine-Guns (SWAs 7).
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery battery.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Internet article about the "8th Armoured Brigade".

This scenario is dedicated to Private Kenneth W. Warren, 12th KRRC, killed in action on the 30th of March 1945, and to all soldiers who have lost their lives during these forgotten battles at the end of the Second World War.

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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