Hello again everyone - I’ve been making the most of the time I’ve gained from Covid19 by producing another campaign.
Recreate operation VARSITY the largest single-day airdrop of the war.
Within four hours over 17,000 allied airborne troops were landed into the heart of Nazi Germany.
’Not in the course of the entire war had enemy units offered more bitter resitance, as did the German Fallschirmjägers during the fight for the Rhineland.'
- Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
This campaign of six scenarios, including one Breakthrough, was inspired by James M Fenelon’s book ‘Four Hours of Fury’ (highly recommended) which covers Operation VARSITY - the largest single-day airdrop of the war. The book focuses particularly on the story of the US 17th Airborne and so you’ll find a prelude scenario covering their first action in the Ardennes, but also scenarios covering the build up (Operation VERITABLE) and the efforts of the British Airborne during VARSITY.
I hope you’ll find plenty of interesting history and small stories in what I’ve written up as well as some really fun scenarios. There’s a mix of styles, with some using the paradrop action for a bit more chaos and some being entirely pre-set up.
I’ve also created victory events, score sheets and a whole load of ‘What If’ event rolls you could elect to use if you are playing through the whole campaign - if not give them a read out of interest!
You can access the whole campaign, with score sheets, ‘What If’ event rolls, campaign rules and some special unit rules in a ready-to-print PDF here:
The individual scenarios are online here:
I hope some of you find the time to enjoy it. If you do, please let me know what you think - I’d love to hear any battle reports or experiences playing any of the scenarios.