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0510_08: A Bridge Too Far? - PzC 12 France '40

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0510_08: A Bridge Too Far?

By Mike Prucha
Axis 4 - 0 - 0 Allies
Rating: 7.16 (5)
Games Played: 4
SM: 3
Turns: 49
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Allies
The Battle of the South Holland, 10 May 1940: Before dawn on May 10th a fleet of Junkers Ju 52
transports took off from airfields in northwestern Germany, preceded by He 111 and Ju 88a
bombers. The aircraft passed over neutral Dutch territory as if headed for Britain, then circled back.
The bombers pounded Dutch airfields while the transports dropped thousands of elite paratroopers,
followed closely by waves of airlanding infantry. Though Winkelman and the Dutch general staff
expected Germany to conduct airborne operations against the Netherlands in the event of an
invasion and had taken steps to secure Dutch airfields, they did not anticipate anything on the scale
of what was to unfold...[Size: Medium] Design Note: Historically, there was little time between the
landing of the Fallschirmjägers and the arrival of the airlanding infantry - the transports carrying the
airlanding troops had no time to turn around or verify whether or not the airfields were solidly in
German hands. To model this it is desirable that the German player accept all reinforcements
regardless of whether their arrival hexes are in German or Dutch hands.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Barbarrossa.'s ProfileBarbarrossa. Slightly Pro Axis 7
BigDuke66's ProfileBigDuke66 Slightly Pro Axis 7
Saddlesore's ProfileSaddlesore Moderately Pro Axis 7
philm's Profilephilm Well Balanced 8
Andrea G's ProfileAndrea G Moderately Pro Axis 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis itlnprd's Profile itlnprd vs. Jim Jim's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 54 6
Axis philm's Profile philm vs. Andrea G Andrea G's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 54 6
Axis BigDuke66's Profile BigDuke66 vs. Saddlesore Saddlesore's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 54 6
Axis Barbarrossa.'s Profile Barbarrossa. vs. iley iley's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 42 18
First Sergeant
BigDuke66 Frid Sep 11, 2020 4:03 am
The Dutch need to find a balance between hammering the Germans with there good formations(1.,3. & Leichte Division) and keeping them at bay with the other formations(that are fragile) by utilizing the terrain. casualty ratio should be in favor of the Dutch and Rotterdam should be held as long as possible.
Germans have to take Rotterdam while trying to open a clear road to Den Haag for the Panzer that arrive late in the scenario. Fallschirmjäger can do a lot with there A ratings so go for it and try to make some fragile Dutch surrender as well as take out the Dutch artillery. Don't hesitate to use the Luftwaffe.
Staff Sergeant
Saddlesore Frid Sep 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Fun and challenging Scenario for the Allies (Dutch)A small contingent of French Forces arrive for a short period of time, but are then pulled. Rotterdam is the key and the Dutch are an underdog.
Technical Sergeant
philm Sun May 23, 2021 5:03 pm
The Dutch have to figure their game plan early to defeat the paratroops before the axis motorized column arrives
Andrea G
Andrea G Sun May 23, 2021 5:17 pm
It's really hard for the Dutch, but I think that a draw can be achieved.
With luck obviously.