About 4pm, Day 1. It's an adapted Maas-Rhine, Stephen. I have landed 2BN plus the 3 indep para companies as a 'coup de main' force, just sth of the Arnhem Road bridge. Also, I dropped 1-508 on Hill 64.6 just sth of the Nijmegan road bridge,again, as a coup de main. I made these CDM companies much stronger, with beefed up supply, logistics and leaders (if the main force dropping north-west of Arnhem don't take the Arnhem rail bridge then the CDM companies will need extra supplies!). I moved the airdrop SEPs a little too - the 82nds to the heathland at Berg en Dal, first Airborne's to Renkum Heath, sth of the Arnhem-Ede railway line, to give them a fighting chance of establishing supply perimetres. What else? Gave the Poles some luck and dropped them at Driel (as originally intended) on Day 2. Gave the allies some limited airpower and pulled out all the stops to improve the initial supply situation. Dropped the day 2 arty for 82AB on heathland nearer Nijmegan, so that those too distant drop zones - N and T - needn't be held. I'm not sure whether all this makes it winnable as Allies. Still playing it through. The supply situation is still very tough. Wouldn't surprise me if I lose still, but there's a chance now because the Arnhem CDM force will make it difficult for the Axis to send reinforcements down to Nijmegan.
I can send you the file if you're interested in playing it through. It has minimal adaptations and, aside from the 'beefing up' of the CDM companies, it's all things that could have been changed historically. The drop schedule, aside from the Poles, is the same. Aside from 1AB CDM force, the drop locations are also more or less the same - only the Poles and the 2BN CDM force drop onto polder (and the Poles drop onto polder in the original, as, for that matter, do the 504 down at Overasselt). XXX corps still arrive on day 3. Let me know if you want it.
It's like a beginner's Maas-Rhine, in that you're in with a chance if you play it properly, whereas I don't think you have a chance in hell of anything higher than a draw in the original scenario (at least, I don't!)
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