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    'Incident of the Seven Jeeps'

    The 'Incident of the Seven Jeeps' is an intriguing action that took place on D+1 of Operation Market Garden, where a bullheaded Colonel ignored the warnings of foot soldiers, and lead is convoy of seven jeeps down the wrong fork in the road....right into the jaws of the Germans.

    It plays out on the Lock 'N Load Publishing, Heroes of Normandy wargame (formerly, Band of Heroes).

    Elements of the 101st Airborne Division were called upon to lead a small rescue party in to save the wounded and extricate them back to friendly lines. It was a costly endeavor.


    10 TURNS


    AMERICAN UNITS


    Elements of 101st Airborne, 502nd PIR,1st Battalion, Co. C
    :
    Lt. Michael, 1x Medic, 1x 1-4-4-6 Squad with a BAR (Hex 14D5)

    Elements of 101st Airborne, 502nd PIR,1st Battalion, 2nd Platoon
    :
    Sgt. Hill, 1x Scout, 1x Medic, 2x 2-5-4-6 Squads with a M1919 each (Hex 14C4)

    Elements of
    :
    2x Jeeps (Hexes 1404 destroyed / N5 destroyed / M5 functional)
    3x 2-5-4-6 Squads, all wounded (Hexes 14N6)


    GERMAN UNITS


    Elements of Wehrmacht
    :
    Lt. Koch, 1x 2-6-4-5 Squad (Hex 14J3)
    1x 2-6-4-5 Squad with an MG42 (Hex 14K3)
    1x 2-2/30-2-6 Mortar WT (Hex 14I3)
    4x 2-6-4-5 Squads (Hex 14I1 / K1 / L1 / M1)


    Scenario Parameters:
    Operation Market Garden, D+1. The rescue element of Lt. Michael and Sgt. Hill, with 2 full squads and ahalf squad, a scout, and 2 medics of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 101st Airborne, CCompany, 2nd Platoon, must work their way up the road to Shhijndel on a rescue mission.

    One rescue squad must split into 2-half squads in order to board the 2 functional jeeps (each) in hex M5and drive like hell off board per the VC.

    The medics must move onto the wounded squads in building N6 in order to assist them. To extricatethem, they can either: Move the wounded and board onto a functional jeep(s), with the rescue halfsquad(s); or alternately, the medics can carry the wounded out with a rescue squad. If the Medics cannotreach the casualties, one casualty unit is removed from play.



    VICTORY CONDITIONS:
    Americans win if they can exit 4 Squads, 2 Jeeps, and bothcasualty units from building N6, off board via Road Hex A4 atend of Turn 10.
    Game is a Draw if the Americans can exit at least 2 Squads, 2Jeeps, and 1 casualty unit from N6, off board via Road Hex A4at end of Turn 10.
    Otherwise, the Germans win.

    "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

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    Sources came from the book "Rendezvous with Destiny", by Leonard Rapport and Arthur Norwood, Jr.; and from "Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland", by George Koskimaki.
    "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

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