A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

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A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

Post by Tyberius » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:53 pm

German Units in the 82nd Airborne Area

Nijmegen Defence Forces on the 17th Sept 1944

Kampfgruppe Henke.

(Regular, The 20mm AA and one 88mm AA are static. Morale test required when 30 figures are lost)

Training Fallschirmjager Regimental Henke HQ
Co + 8 figures, MMg, Panzerfaust, Horch personnel car, Kettenkraftrad

7 Companies from Miscellaneous units
49 figures, 3MMG, 81mm Mortar, 4Panzerfaust

Miscellaneous Flak Detachment
11 gunners, 20mm AA gun, Two 88mm AA guns, Sdkfz 7 half track prime mover, 20mm SP AA gun.

Reinforcements for the Nijmegen defence Forces 18th September

Reinhold’s units established themselves on the south side and fought fiercely to deny the Allies the bridges.


10th SS Kampfgruppe Reinhold
(Elite, morale test when 30 figures are lost)

SS Battalion Euling
CO + 14 figures, MMG, 2 Panzerfaust, 81mm Mortar

SS Engineer Company Baumgaertel
11 figures, MMG, Flame thrower, Panzerfaust, Opel Blitz Truck

SS Panzer Regiment 10
20 figures, 2 Panzerfaust

Flak Detachment
4 gunners, 88mm AA gun, Sdkfz 7 Half Track prime mover, 20mm SP AA gun.

Tank Destroyer Detachment
Jagdpanzer IV (75mm L48)

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SS Schwappacher SS Training and Replacement Regiment V
(situated at Oosterhout. Observer Teams in Nijmegen. 20mm AA and MMGs deployed at Fort Hof van Holland)


21 Battalion
19 gunners, 2 figure Observer team, Two 150mm howitzer, MMg, 20mm AA gun, Two Sdkfz 7 Half tracks, Schwimmwagen


19 Battalion
16 Gunners, 2 figure Observer team, two 105mm Howitzers, MMg, Two Sdkfz 7 Half Tacks, Schwimmwagen

Korps Feldt
The German forces East of the Nijmegen area were known as Korps Feldt.


17th September

Elements of Korps Feldt (regular)


Kampfgruppe Staargaard
Co + 36 figures, 2 Figure Observer team, MMg, 120mm Mortar, 2 Panzerfaust, 3 Opel trucks

Kampfgruppe Fuerstenberg
Sdkfz 251/10 (37mm) Half Track
Sdkfz 232 (20mm) Armoured Car

Infantry Battalion Isphording
CO +29 figures, MMG, 120mm Mortar, 2 Panzerfaust

Flak Detachment
4 Gunners, Two 20mm SP AA guns, 88mm AA gun, Sdkfz 7 Half Track

Kampfgruppe Greschick
CO + 36 figures, MMG, 81mm Mortar, 2 Panzerfaust, Two 20mm SP AA gun

Kampfgruppe Goebel
CO + 36 figures, MMG, 81mm Mortar, 2 Panzerfaust

Artillery Support
14 gunners, Three Russian 152mm Howitzers, 3 Sdkfz 7 Half Tracks, Kubelwagen, Horch Radio Van



Reinforcements for Korp Feldt on the 19th Sept 1944

Kampfgruppe Becker (regular)


Remnants of Fallschirmjager Regiments 5,8, and 9
CO + 29 figures, MMg, 81mm Mortar, 2 Panzerfaust, Pak 40 (75mm) AT gun, Opel Blitz Truck

Flak Detachment
4 gunners, Two 20mm SP AA gun, 88mm AA gun, Sdkfz 7 Half Track


Kampfgruppe Herman (regular)
Weak Fallschirmjager Regiment
CO + 39 figures, 2MMG, 81mm Mortar, Panzerfaust

Fallschirmjager Artillery
10 gunners, 2 figure Observer Team, Two 150mm Howitzer, Two Sdkfz 7 Half Track, Kubelwagen


Reinforcements for Korp Feldt on the 20th Sept 1944

Kampfgruppe Molzer
Engineer Battalion (regular)

CO + 19 figures, MMG, Flame Thrower, Two Panzerfaust, Two Sdkfz 251 half tracks

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Kampfgruppe Budde
Fallschirmjager Battalion (regular)
CO + 19 figures, MMG, 2 Panzerfaust

Kampfgruppe Lewin
Infantry Battalion (regular)
CO + 19 figures, MMG, 2 Panzerfaust


The German Build up on Betuwe
Betuwe is the area between Nijmegen and Arnhem which was known as the Island

19th Sept 1944


Kampfgruppe Hartung
(Militia) CO + 27 figures, 2MMG, 81mm Mortar, 2 Panzerfaust

10th SS Kampfgruppe (Elite)
SS Panzer Regiment 10
4 Panzer IV

SS Panzer Grenadier Battalion II/22
CO + 36 figures, MMG, 120mm Mortar, 3 Panzerfaust, Pak40 (75mm) AT gun, Sdkfz 251/10 (37mm) Half Track, Three Sdkfz 251 Half Tracks

SS Panzer Grenadier Battalion III/22
CO + 16 figures, MMG, 81mm Mortar, 2 Panzerfausts, 2 Opel Blitz trucks

20th Sept 1944

10th SS Kampfgruppe HQ (Elite)

CO + 15 figures, Panzerfaust, Sdkfz 251 Half Track, Three Motorcycle combinations, Panzer IV, “Famo” recovery Half track


21st Sept 1944

More 10th SS Kampfgruppe (elite)


SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment II/21
CO + 36 figures, MMG, 120mm Mortar, 3 Panzerfaust, Pak40 (75mm) AT gun, Sdkfz 251/10 (37mm) Half Track, Three Citroen Trucks

SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment III/21
CO + 16 figures, MMG, 81mm Mortar, 2 Panzerfausts, 2 Opel Blitz trucks

Artillery Battery
Two Hummel SP 150mm gun, Sdkfz 250 OP Half Track, Horch radio van

Provided by Brett

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Re: A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

Post by niner81 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:32 pm

What rules are these for?
And can I get a reference from where you got the details?

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Re: A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

Post by Midshipman Easy » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:44 pm

The rules are Rapid Fire 2 though the Orders of Battle come from the "Operation Market Garden September 1944" Campaign guide produced for the original Rapid Fire rules. Changes in the rules were minor and didn't effect the OoB's.

As co-ordinator for the Allies for the big game we need more troops to make up 82nd and 101st. Glider Infantry is taken care of and about half the Parachute Regiments. But that leaves us short infantry and all the airborne support units. We also need the Royal Netherlands Prinses Irene Brigade group, 69th Infantry Brigade 50th Division and 64th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery.

At this stage it is looking like we will have all of Guards Armd Div, possibly all of 43rd Wessex Div, and the majority of 1st Airborne Div (short 2 Airlanding battalions, a Polish Battalion and some AT and Artillery by looks).
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Re: A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

Post by niner81 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:52 pm

Sorry, newbie here and didn't realise this was an ongoing thread about some game being set up.
After seeing a few more about the Arnhem op I realised you all seem to be working on a local mega-game. Lots of luck with it.

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Re: A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

Post by Midshipman Easy » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:29 pm

No Worries mate. Once you look at all of the "Bridge Too Far" threads you begin to realise just how much we have bitten off. Where are you based?
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Re: A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

Post by niner81 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:58 pm

G'Day Middie,
I'm a Mexican, Melbourne Based.
Looks like a good game coming up. ZArnhem is an intersting campaign.
I am a Battlefront WW2 man myself but everyone has their own ruleset that suits them so I am not out to knock or convert anyone. However, the Battlefront guys in the UK are looking at setting up a Battlefront WW2 game of Arnhem at Bovington in the next few years. Perhaps you could exchange ideas about the orbats (real life) and the terrain with them. They are a friendly bunch over on the Fire and Fury website. Anything that helps a fellow wargamer!
I just like seeing Historical games. Too many I see lately are batteletech(?), necromunda(?) fantasy type stuff.
I wonder where the historical side went wrong.

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Re: A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

Post by Cardinal Biggles » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:01 pm

we got old and stopped caring enough to put on excellent Historical games to draw in the youth, lost the advantage we had...I , of course blame the education syatem...being an ex teacher I know what I am talking about..

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Re: A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

Post by niner81 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:11 pm

Bloody hell, your eminence, (In due deference to OP, a Cardinal is "your eminence", unless you belong to a non-Roman clergy) ( and I might point out, your eminence, that 'Bloody' is an abbreviation of ' by the blood of our Lord's body' and not, as the vulgar would have it, a swear word)
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What was that, your eminence?

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Re: A Bridge Too Far - Germans in the 82nd airborne area

Post by Cardinal Biggles » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:25 pm

I read every post yes...but nothing sinister about that..well the jury might be out on the exact modern usage of bloody but I will settle for a colouful exclamation... not too hung up on laguage if it used in a non threatening context..

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