Command Ops: "The Fight For Best" Scenario Available For Download
|Members of the 101st Airborne division moving west through Zonsche Forest towards Best and it's vital bridges.|
As the Allied commander you lead the 502nd Parachute Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division and it's attack to secure the vital road and rail bridges at Best.
As the Axis commander, you lead elements of the 59th Infantry division in a spirited defense of the town of Best and it's bridges as well as regaining control of the vital road bridge over the River Dommel at St. Oedenrode.
Historically, the fight for Best lasted almost three days and is described by participants as one of the most "bitter battles" of the Netherlands campaign. The outclassed Germans fought bravely and gave the 101st all they could handle.
I hope you enjoy it and please leave me a comment below. I welcome any/all feedback! Thanks.
Notes about the scenario:
The scenario is 1 Day and 23 Hours + long.
German forces will eventually outnumber the American/Allied forces by almost 2 to 1 by scenario's end but at the beginning of the scenario the forces are evenly matched.
I've provided intelligence reports for each side in the briefing panel once you launch the scenario.
I've tried to be as accurate as possible about unit placement for the start of the game and for reinforcement. The American side had better information including a great eyewitness account of the fighting around Best called "Glider Infantryman: Behind Enemy Lines During WWII" written by a soldier in the 327th Glider Regiment that I found using Google Books.
I've played this scenario multiple times as both the Axis and the Allies. The best I've managed is a draw as the Allied player and I have suffered marginal and decisive defeats as the Axis player.