Friday, June 10, 2011

Flames of War Friday: Battle of Elst

Another Friday, another Flames of War battle tonight. I will post the results tomorrow. I am playing on the Allied side again. Here are the details: 

Battle of Elst
23rd September 1944
The Market Garden operation is reaching its climax. The British paratroops still have a toe-hold over the upper Rhine at Oosterbeek. XXX Corps is still pushing north and the Germans of Kampfgruppe Knaust at Elst are in the way. The 7th Somerset Light Infantry Battalion and the 1st Worcestershire Infantry Battalion of the 43rd Wessex Division have been tasked to remove the Germans from the town. The Germans have been reinforced by elements of the 10SS Panzer Division including a handful of new Panthers.
At the start of the day both British battalions were still some way from the intended battlefield. Deployment was delayed by the sodden ground, pockets of resistance and German shell fire. It’s raining. At 1600 hrs the attack commences.

Victory Conditions
If the British reach and hold any point of the railway line and can trace a line along a road that’s has no Germans within 6” of it they win a decisive victory.
If the British reach and hold the church and can trace a line along a road that’s has no Germans within 6” of it they win a marginal victory.
If the British have any units on a road within 18” of the west board edge and can trace a line along a road that’s has no Germans within 6” the game is drawn.
If the British fail in their objectives the Germans win