Command Ops: Three Custom Scenarios Available For Download

By the end of this week I should have my fourth scenario for Command Ops "The Arnaville Bridgehead" complete and available for download.

If you missed my three previous scenarios, they are available for download below:

The Lion Route:  The Lion Route simulates the second and third days of fighting at Arnhem along the approaches to the highway bridge.  As the 1st Parachute Brigade commander you are charged with securing and holding the vital Lion Route to the bridge.

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The Fight For Best: 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.


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The Battle of Champs: The Battle for Champs occurred on December 25th, 1944.  Elements of two German divisions assaulted the western side of the Bastogne perimeter through the driving snow in an attempt to take the American defenders by surprise on Christmas morning.

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Comments

RangerX3X said…
Each of these are great scenarios that are replayable and challenging and well worth the download.
Chris said…
Thanks Tim! Hey did you see the links I posted for Arnaville? In comments on previous post.
RangerX3X said…
Yes I will be trying that here in a few hours when I get in from work...looking forward to it.
RangerX3X said…
Just got home from work and played through it once: I managed Marginal Victory 76-41 points, and I think that only came about because I sent the 623rd LEC and C Coy 7 Eng units on suicide missions to defend at the Sillegny Bridges and Selle River Lower Crossing Objectives respectively (and the 623rd actually pulled it off).
I had intended to utilize the reinforcements 3rd Battalion (I/K/L Coys) along with A & B Coy’s to attack the Sillegny Bridges Objective, but when I saw the success that the lone wolf engineer unit was having, I re-tasked them south to Selle, however that was all in vain.

This is the first mission I have ever played in this game where I had to utilize air strikes and artillery barrages to attack enemy units behind my front line. Having completely failed from go in securing the Corry – Road to Dornot Objective (actually not even noticing it until I was questioning why there were Axis grenadiers taking coffee and sugar from my supply bases), the Germans flooded into my rear area from the north and caused all kinds of hell throughout the scenario.

Very well put together and was fun to play through my mistakes. I will have to do a proper AAR on this in the next few days.
Chris said…
Great! Looking forward to your feedback.
Chris said…
Just saw your comment! That is great Tim. I look forward to the AAR. Did your engineers get a bridge constructed across the Moselle opposite Arnaville?

I've only managed that 1 of 3 times.

Good feedback on the Sillegny and Seille bridges. I will have to put some static forces around them. Maybe a few on the plateau east of hill 386. The 282nd replacement and training battalion was much bigger than I have represented.

RangerX3X said…
Honestly I did not even pay attention to that objective in the first play-through. It is a 7 Victory Point Objective and the briefing (as far as I can tell) mentions nothing about the necessity to construct a bridge crossing at Moselle. On the second play-through I dispatched the 551st Heavy Pontoon Battalion to be begin construction, and when the 1103rd Engineering Battalion arrived I combined them with the 551st and re-issued the V-Construct Bridge command (hoping that another engineering unit, albeit without bridging capacity, could speed the process along). The pair completed the task on day one at 20:02 hours.
Chris said…
Very cool. Yeah I need to beef up the briefing notes and mention.

How did the 2nd time play?