The Battle of Arnhem is a wellknown and famous Second World War Battle. In september 2024, it will be 80 years ago that the Allies tried to force a breakthrough across the Rhine. If they would have succeeded in taking all bridges along the route to Arnhem, a breakthrough towards North Germany would have become possible and with it a faster ending of the War.
On the 17th of September 1944, paratroopers of 3 airborne divisions landed near Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem to take the bridges. The intention was that they would be relieved within several days by ground troops of the British 2nd army. The advance on the ground, however, was slowed down by heavy German resistance and despite the efforts of the British paratroopers, they had to withdraw from the Arnhem bridge after a week. Without the Arnhem bridge, the operation had failed, but the Allies had come very close to their target.
In autumn 2024, Stichting Megagames NL will organise another version of the Operation Market Garden Megagame. Players will be assigned to teams where each team commands a formation from the original battle. Command levels range from teams commanding divisions, to teams commanding corps, and high command teams in overall control. Within a team, players must work together to ensure their formation is properly organised and supplied, that the enemy actions are monitored, and that the players at the next level up the chain of command are kept informed.
The game will be played in autumn 2024 in the Multifunctional Center Maldensteijn, Malden.
Costs to participate in the game are 30€ for players. Umpires, however, participate for free. You can enlist individually or as a group.
For more information, contact megagamesnl on gmail (sorry for the anti-spam format).
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