Command Ops: Red Devils over Arnhem
|Day 2 at Arnhem.|
4th Bde has arrived on Groote Heath. I've moved them off without incident into the 1st Airborne perimeter. Rather than send 2nd Bn (Frost) to the bridge I put him in a blocking position at Renkum along the highway there and instead I sent 1st and 3rd Bn's a few hours later. 3rd Bn just secured the Oosterbeek crossing. 2nd South Staffordshires have gotten themselves nearly surrounded in the built up areas around Diependaal. I am trying to withdraw them through a narrow corridor that is still open to Oosterbeek.
I am playing the full scenario and anxiously awaiting the arrival of XXX corps on Day 5. I seem to have the resupply zones defended. 2nd S. Staffs came within 2 kilometers of the bridge before being pushed back.
|Day 3 Arnhem|
Having to hold the drop zones until day 3 at least is a real pain but I need those guns. I also need to be resupplied.
This is the supply situation (highlighted icon). I need to hold the air drop supply entry point on Renkum Heath for another 2 days before I can move my units to the river. If I can keep the resupply going. I think I can get XXX corps across ahead of the historical timetable.
|Day 3 supply entry point (highlighted icon).|
Final thought on Day 3 now. The German use of the highways has really put me on my heels. Their mobility is a real factor in 1st Airborne's demise.
I plan on finishing this scenario (which I have never done). Please stay tuned!