From: The temperate climate zone
I only played this one from the Allied side, and apart from a few hairy moments on the road south I found it straightforward, if rather a slog... German infantry is ****ly$ and hard to overrun, his ATG are dangerous and his tanks can fight yours into the ground in a fair fight.
But as Jayne puts it... "I'll kill a man in a fair fight..." ..."or if it looks like he's about to start a fair fight."
Successive concentrations, both of armour and "yoke" artillery concentrations shattered each enemy Battalion in turn until the route was cleared.
The airfield was never taken, but contested throughout, and provided a millstone to grind the Fallschirmjagers on...
The US Paratroopers concentrated their companies within and south of the Town of Eindoven, and held against pressure from the North and East, early relief from the arriving 30th Corps, (before the road was cut by the SS troops) allowed the destruction of several artillery and supply columns, and an extension of the Northern Perimeter.
Overall I didn't secure all of the terrain objectives, but contested or opened the road for most of the duration, and contested the flank objectives throughout. I destroyed far more of his troops than was required for the mission tasking, and was therefore able to apply economy of effort in several places while concentrating forces against the still threatening portions.
The US paratroopers took far fewer losses than the more mobile and offensively tasked 30th Corps, but had a vital task which they were successful in - blocking the easy linking of the two flanks - the eventual cutting of the highway was far to the south, and was immediately met by arriving reinforcements - only scattered remnants evaded from the Eastern SS forces to the Western Polder region - having the FJ and SS concentrated together in the North would have been far tougher to deal with.
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Looking back at the screenshots the fighting does indeed look pretty static. The lack of crossings does not really give much room to manoeuvre. I guess that a quick foothold in EINDHOVEN itself is one of the major turnings points in this scenario. Either the Germans are denied freedom of movement to join their forcer, or they get to strong to handle.
What was the real historic outcome from this engagement? I have tried to fins any detailed accounts online but not gotten to the level of detail where I could compare the scenario to the real events.
The closest to historic records I found was this:
The same scenario played eight years ago .
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