A Bridge too Far
"On 17 September 1944 thousands of paratroopers
descended from the sky by parachute or glider up to 150 km behind
enemy lines. Their goal: to secure to bridges across the rivers
in Holland so that the Allied army could advance rapidly northwards
and turn left into the lowlands of Germany, hereby skirting around
the Siegfried line, the German defence line. If all carried out
as planned it should have ended the war by Christmas 1944.
Unfortunately this daring plan, named Operation
Market Garden, didn't have the expected outcome. The bridge at Arnhem
proved to be 'a bridge too far'. It was here that the 2nd Panzer
Corps had come to rest and refit on September 6th before attempting
a counterattack in Antwerp. This was unbeknownst to the Allies.
After 10 days of bitter fighting the operation ended with the evacuation
of the remainder of the 1st British Airborne Division from the Arnhem
Island, along with MPP
Games, is proud to be holding a 24 hour scenario game based
on this epic battle as part of the Brothers in Arms series. The
game will take place on October 2nd and 3rd. If you've never been
to one of these games it really is a whole different experiance.
Comments and pictures can be found on both Jungle
Island's and MPP
Shadow Team will be in attendance for this game.
We don't know what side or unit we wish to play as of yet. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org whether or
not you wish to participate along with what side you would prefer
to be on. We do not have a cut off date for this YET but don't delay
as October is right around the corner!