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The hussars used their mounts as transports and fought dismounted as infantry. After testing it Dutch military purchasers approached Bofors to place an order. Once the Germans attacked. Dordrecht and Rotterdam. While the advance is slow. Finally many saw the sandy beaches as a good alternative. He was forced to choose between the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie and the Grebbelinie.
The lieutenant suggested to his captain that the full battery should join in. Acting on his own initiative. The German infantry commander had to attack whatever the cost and it was made clear that there was no artillery support available.
A third line of resistance was ordered. The captain tried in vain to reach headquarters. The second line of defence proved to be inadequate and Dutch morale was now very low. Both could have advised the hussars about a covered approach. The German armoured column destined to relieve the paratroopers had been able to race towards Moerdijk almost unhindered.
The Peel-Raamsteling had been breached in one day. It was between these two lines that Generaal Winkelman had to choose. Defence of the Grebbeberg fell to the 8th Infantry Regiment. The SS Behind the mountain around Rhenen stood sixty guns of 75mm. At the German artillery unleashed hell on the Dutch positions in a four hour barrage. Their motto was: The zoo on top of the hill had a tourist lookout tower which German spies made extensive use of in the days before war.
About midday the German artillery bombardment on the front line ceased. Once the single line trench was breached it was 9. To make matters worse. The Grebbelinie had to be defended with all the manpower and means available.
Already behind schedule. Some prisoners were either shot outright. As darkness fell the German command could only look on in frustration as it took one whole day to clear this weak area and even so the front line still stood intact. Even after they had broken through the IJsellinie. Their armoured trains had been stopped or destroyed and they had determined defenders to contend with in several places.
The Germans decided to concentrate their attacks on the defensive line here and had two advantages. Nevertheless the German High Command needed and expected a swift break through.
Artillery from both sides pounded the area in preparation. The defending troops and pill boxes in the front line threw everything they had at the SS but the fearless stormtroopers kept on coming. Helped by spotters in Kornwerderzand it silenced the German artillery. In the nick of time a couple of AA guns and AA machine-guns were added. A ship with mm guns came to their aid. For the Germans Kornwerderzand was only accessible along the dyke. Even more important.
According to legend he then charged the enemy with a pistol in each hand. Authentic or not.
They could not believe it to be true. The Afsluitdijk was the gateway to the province Noord Holland. Major Jacometti. However the story could not be authenticated. The Germans prepared for an assault on the city of Rhenen.
The Dutch air force strafed the German positions and artillery in a coordinated attack. With mounting pressure from superior numbers this line was eventually breached. Once all ammunition was used up. For the successful defenders of Kornwerderand. As the low Defence budget could not bear this. By this point the Dutch high command knew the Grebbeberg was lost and retreated with As a countermeasure the commander of Kornwerderzand asked the navy for support.
He led the way. This forced the Germans to withdraw losing three dead and many wounded. Afterwards his wife found his charred body in the burned down rubble of his HQ. By now the German commander had given up hope of taking Kornwerderzand and gave order to start preparations for crossing the IJsselmeer and land upon the coast of Noord Holland. Kornwerderzand was armed with four 50mm guns and 21 Schwarzlose HMGs.
As the Germans were aware of the strength of Kornwerderzand they did not charge headlong into it. The resistance at the Wonsstelling had bought the defenders the necessary time to have Kornwerderzand fully prepared. He gathered a task force of about men and launched a surprise night raid on the reserve line. The counterattack had failed and morale was beginning to fall.
The battle for the Grebbeberg was over and symbolized the stoic determination of the Dutch defenders. Meanwhile the German IR assaulted the reserve line on top of the mountain.
This position covered the approach to the Afsluitdijk. More German artillery was brought up. With the front line crumbling the commander of one of the two infantry battalions that defended the Grebbeberg.
The trapped SS group disguised themselves as Dutch troops and tried to cross the viaduct over the railway line. A Dutch Infantry Gun Platoon. They pre-plotted artillery bombardment along expected routes of advance. When conducting Defensive Fire. It consists of three squads. Properly led. Now it is up to you to show initiative and creativity and hold your ground. On the other hand you know that they are quite angry about the German onslaught.
The infantry platoon is the core of the Dutch army. Other troops had ample opportunity for training. The rearmament schedule had not been fully completed by May Well handled. Most platoons had each squad armed with one Lewis LMG. These were able to deny the enemy access to bridges and other vital points. Defending Fortress Holland were several defensive lines.
As such the weapon is equal to its German counterpart. These were a mix of 7. When the enemy had broken through the lines there was little the occupants of the bunkers could do. Plans to raise platoons with light mortars had not been realized by So hit the enemy before he breaks through! Strung out along these lines were about Pill boxes. This highly capable anti-tank gun is able to penetrate most German armour. So you have to place them carefully and use them for what they are: Observer Rifle team Sergeant 6-veld gun 6-veld gun The Dutch army lacked a capable light infantry gun and had to use the obsolete 6-veld 5.
The main anti-tank gun was the Austrian made 4. Panzerdivision lost about 25 armoured vehicles! He ordered his men to salute them out of respect for their bravery and determination and labelled them Zwarte duivels The Black Devils. When the Dutch soldiers came out of their positions to surrender.
They were immediately ordered halt their preparations and to defend the Rotterdam bridges. While many are veterans who have fought against rebellions in the East Indies. Unlike the Dutch army. This is sometimes claimed to have formed part of the inspiration for the Fairbain-Sykes knife later used by the British commandos.
Most expect to see service in the East Indies with this time spent at home being a restful interlude. About half of the strength of the Mariniers are in the Dutch East Indies. The marine barracks in Rotterdam is the main training base and barracks for the Mariniers in the Netherlands and about are stationed there. Quickly the Mariniers went into action attacking these troops in buildings on the north end of the bridge. This stalemate lasted until the Dutch commander in Rotterdam was forced to surrender.
On the morning of 10 May this plan succeeded. The Mariniers are organised and equipped very similarly to the army infantry companies. Then the 60 surviving Germans emerged from the ruins of the bank. About 60 marines are stationed at the Hook of Holland. This was a vital objective in the German plan for the invasion of the Netherlands since this is the last major water obstacle between German armoured units advancing from the South up a carpet of paratroops dropped to secure the major bridges.
A stalemate then developed with the Dutch unable to force the Germans out of their last stronghold and the Germans to the South of the river unable to advance across the bridge to relieve them. They gradually forced the Germans back. The Mariniers were supported by the Dutch Army troops also defending Rotterdam. In there are 1. The Mariniers training is far more rigorous than that of the army. Motorcycle Infantry Platoon use the Motorcycle Reconnaissance rules on pages and of the rulebook.
The latter did not see major action in this campaign. The Landsverks performed well in both mobile actions as part of cavalry companies and as support for infantry companies. The bicycles were used to get them to the battle. Notably behind the Peel-Raam linie their mobility proved to be vital. The hussars used their mounts as transports and fought dismounted as infantry. After this line was breached they continued to hamper the German advance towards the Grebbelinie. These were still trained to charge with the bare sabre!
Fortunately this did not happen. The Light brigade even had a bicycle mounted music band! Hussar units performed well in the defence of the lJssel linie.
The 8. Contrary to popular belief. In some cases the crews were unable to withdraw their guns because the lack of transport. In fact the gun per man ratio of the Dutch army was not bad at all. Had the Dutch higher command spent more time in combined force exercises. Although these guns were old they still could deliver a massive blow to the enemy forces.
Abonnieren Kommentare zum Post Atom. A Nationalist force attempts to raid a Republican supply dump. Polish Spoiling Attack. After rapidly advancing into Poland, a German reconaissance unit was preparing for its next leap forward when a strong Polish infantry force launched a spoiling attack. The Germans attack an entrenched Polish force with a combined arms force of armor, infantry, artillery, and air support.
Two scenarios involving an advance to contact by the Germans against a Norwegian infantry force. The Welsh Guards defend the approaches to Boulogne against the lead elements of the Blitzkrieg. Some extra information from a customer who lives in the area Alytus Extra Info. Last Charge of the Savoia. Hungarian Recon. A dismounted Hungarian Recon group attempts to force its way through Russian remnants and capture a critical bridge.
German and Russian infantry formations fight it out at Stalingrad in the tractor factory. The Germans try to reestablish the Chir river defenses before attempting to relieve Stalingrad. Tom gave me a system for generating BF campaigns, along with a sample campaign that was run by his wargaming group. The Russians try to reduce an important German fortified position in the siege lines surrounding Leningrad.
Operation Kutuzov 3 zipped. Grossdeutschland at Kursk. A difficult affair II-West of Butovo. Set during the opening rounds of Kursk, this small but vicious fight pits a veteran company from Grossdeutschland against a reinforced platoon of Russians. A difficult affair IV-Gertsovka Station.
Another small and vicious struggle as a reinforced PzGr company attempts to roust Veteran Russian infantry from their positions around a rail junction. Leibstandarte Adolph Hitler attempts to clear a corridor through the Russian defenses on the first day of Operation Citadel. The Germans attempt to hold a chemical weapons factory against a Russian counterattack long enough to allow their scientists to destroy it.
The battle for Kustrin, put on at the Derby convention. At the climax of the battle of Beda Fomm, elements of the Italian X army attempt to break through a British blocking position to clear the way for the retreat to Agedabia. As part of Operation Mercury, the invasion of Crete, German paratroops attempt to capture an airfield. In the glorious tradition of their Napoleonic Light Cavalry and the Crimean Charge of the Light Brigade, a British tank force charges headlong into defending Italians during operation Crusader without proper reconnaissance.
During Operation Crusader, New Zealand troops clash with the Germans over an obscure elevation in the desert.
Mehdia U. Orders Mehdia French Orders. A pdf order of battle for the British campaign to capture the island of Leros and some scenarios based on the German parachute assault to retake it. Canadians attack across the Moro River. Campo di Carne. The 2nd Gloucesters' Assault on Tilly-sur-Seulles. PDF Format k. A tiny but vicious fight in the bocage where a U.
Paddy Green and Richard de Ferrars. The 12th SS continues to attack the Canadians in hopes of cutting off the Allied salient at Norrey and threatening the beachhead. Cristot has fallen but the path south to the next British objective of Fontenay-le-Pesnel, is blocked by the imposing feature of Parc de Boislande.
A giant scenario presented at Bovington A month after D-Day, Montgomery ordered Caen to be taken. During the 2nd Canadian Corps push southwards from Caen a Canadian taskforce was ordered to capture the high ground at Point The initial success of "Totalize" Phase 1 contrasts with the disappointing progress of Phase 2. Following the Mortain counter-attack the 12th SS Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend' is tasked with holding the northern shoulder of the Falaise pocket open to allow the retreat of the defeated German Armies to the west.
The first part of the attack - the 3RTR leads the 11th Armoured in an attempt to break through German defenders stunned by a massive air bombardment. Carentan Counterattack. Carentan Counterattack 2 PDF k. On the flank of the Hill battle, a British battalion attempts to dislodge stubborn German defenders.
Purple Heart Draw 88k. The U. During operation Bluecoat, a UK artillery unit finds itself subject to the unwanted attentions of a German counterattack. Meeting Engagement German and U. Mortain Counterattack In their effort to cut off the base of the U. Road Junction After the Mortain counterattack had stalled, the U. After the Mortain Counterattack bogged down, the Allies swing around the flank of the German 7th army in an attempt to surround them.
Wettern - The Neck of the Swan. Smashing the Crust 4 zipped. In the first days of the Market-Garden Battle, British armor attempts to smash through German delaying forces and move up the Highway toward Arnhem.
British units attempt to clear the town of Oosterhout, on the "Island" between Nijmegen and Arnhem. A two part scenario.
British Paras attempt to break through to Arnhem bridge through initially uncoordinated but growing German resistance. Market-Garden Hold Until Relieved k. This mini-campaign covers LT-Colonel John Frost's attempt to hold the Arnhem bridge for several days against increasing German pressure. After Market-Garden failed, one of the primary objectives was the clearing of the Scheldt estuary and expanding the Nijmegen bridgehead Westward, with the ultimate objective of opening and protecting the major port of Antwerp.
Paddy Green provides this scenario of the assault on Walcheren island, which controlled the mouth of the Scheldt estuary and prevented the allies from using Antwerp as a supply base after it was captured almost intact before Market-Garden.
Broekhizen Bridgehead PDF k. At a critical point in the Battle of the Bulge, an American blocking force takes the offense against a very dangerous opponent - a cornered SS Kampfgruppe. A miscellaneous group of U. CCR of the 4th Armored division attempts to break through the ring to relieve the st Airborne in Bastogne. A small British force tries to capture a road through the Reichswald.
Several days after the Ride scenario, the British attempt to capture the town of Hekkens. Pulling the Pin Excel base labels for Linnich. The main Japanese attack in the invasion of Burma began on 20 January as two divisions crossed the frontier, forcing the inexperienced defenders to fall back from one defensive position after another.
Baluchi defenders contest the Salween River line against Japanese attackers in the desperate early stages of the war in Burma. Divine Warriors from the Sky scenario orbats. Therefore we have this book, with new and improved American tank lists including all the various Sherman versions.
Facing them are the new German Panzer brigades,including the famed Feldhernhalle brigade led by Franz Bake you can also find in Grey Wolf, for when he fought on the Eastern Front.
And these are Reluctant Trained Germans — the cheapest of the cheap. Also in the book are rules for Tank Aces. For the Germans we have Kampfgruppe Peiper, essentially the speartip of the German advance, and the On the opposite side we have rules for just about any of the US units that faced the Germans at the end of This marks the appearance of the Volksgrenadiers briefing by Battlefront.
Fans of Band of Brothers will rejoice at the detailed rules for the st Airborne. The lists are gimmicky but very fun. You can also get the supplement if you buy one of the two army boxes. While ther are only two lists at the moment, for British and German infantry companies, the game looks very fun and it has some interesting special rules for flavour. Also, WWI tanks! Fate of a Nation covers the Six Day War in Initially a small leaflet released alongside Wargames Illustrated issue , for free.
Meanwhile it has been turned into a standalone book like all the others, with more list options and information. Share this: Previous 1: Next What is DBA?