The second game I played at Templecon was a slight variation of the Battlefront Arnhem scenario. A ~1750 point Fearless Veteran British Paratrooper force was dug in on the north side of the Arnhem bridge. The German force, based on an SS infantry company plus a fair amount of armour, is directed to counterattack and seize two out of the three objectives that the British already hold. The Germans have delayed reserves and the reinforcements roll for random skill and morale, representing the mish-mash of forces that the local kampfgruppe commanders had. This game goes poorly for the Germans. The British are dug in fearless vets. The Germans are attacking and attempts to concentrate and take even one objective only result in massive casualties for the Germans. The Germans lose. Badly. Historically accurate as well.
The board was made by the regulars at the local hobby shop and well represented the built up areas. The JR Miniatures Arnhem apartment buildings look the part and hold the FOW bases pretty well. Nice job for all involved in the creation of the board and running the game, even if it wasn't even close. The next wave will get Frost though! I promise.
Another view of the sleepy Dutch town.
Looking south down the highway to the bridge. Where is XXX Corps? The world wonders . . .
The view from the river banks.
SS Panzer Mk IV Hs move down the street to provide direct fire and targets to the British antitank guns.