Always something new to do.

While my main project is to keep my somewhat slow-running campaign of Operation Sealion running, I also have many personal wargaming projects on the go.

The latest to appear in my in-tray is Market Garden, which awaits the first contact between the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron and reconnaissance elements of 10th SS Panzer Division in this area.

17 Sep first contact

I have two possibilities to work on:

  1. To use the orders of battle from the “Rapid Fire” campaign book
  2. To use my own adaptation of troops, based largely on units from the SPI game “Arnhem” with a simplistic conversion to the wargame table. (Note that 1 A/B Recce Sqn is not included in the SPI version)

Option 1 gives me the following order of battle:

1st Airborne

Recce Jeep squadron
CO + 12 men
4 Jeeps with MG
1 Motorcycle
1 20mm Polsten Cannon (towed)

10th SS

Recce Armoured Car battalion
CO + 19
2 Panzerfaust
1 SdKfz250 half-track
1 Opel Blitz
2 SdKfz232 Armoured car (30mm)
2 SdKfz 250/9 half track (20mm)
1 SdKfz 251/9 half track (75mm)

Option 2 gives me:

1st Airborne

4 x 4 rifles + 4 jeeps
1 x MG + 3 crew  + 1 jeep

10th SS

2 armoured cars, SdKfz 232, 6 wheel version.

If I opt for the first version it will probably be a more interesting battle, but on the other hand, future engagements should follow the same principle on a larger scale, and I try to aim for simplicity in my gaming.

I am tempted to play the second, simpler version.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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