|Title||Assault on Arnhem|
|Developer(s)||Bookmark Games, HexWar Games|
|Publisher(s)||Hunted Cow Games|
|Release Date||Mar 11, 2016|
|Genre||PC > Strategy|
Assault on Arnhem is an intense World War II-themed board game that recreates the famous battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands. This game, designed by John Butterfield and Simonitch, was published by Decision Games in 1998 and has been a popular choice among wargaming enthusiasts ever since.
The game’s objective is for players to lead a battalion of British airborne troops in the Operation Market Garden, a failed Allied attempt to capture the Rhine bridges and pave the way for an invasion of Germany. The British, under the command of Major General Roy Urquhart, were supposed to secure the town of Arnhem and hold the bridge until reinforcements arrived.
However, in this game, players don’t just play as the British. One player takes on the role of the British forces, and the other controls the German defenders. As a player, you must use your strategic skills to make crucial decisions that could turn the tide of the battle in your favor.
Assault on Arnhem is a scenario-based game, with each scenario representing a different part of the battle. The scenarios are played in a sequence, and the outcome of one scenario directly affects the next one. This feature makes the game incredibly realistic and challenging, as players must continuously adapt their strategies according to the changing circumstances.
The game consists of a colorful map of the town of Arnhem and its surrounding area, which is divided into hexagons. The pieces representing armies, vehicles, and artillery are placed on the hexes, with their strengths and attack abilities listed on them. The game also includes action cards that provide players with bonuses and abilities to use during the battle.
Each turn in this game is divided into five phases, starting with the sunrise phase where the weather is determined, followed by the Allied air drop phase, the Allied ground phase, the German phase, and ending with the Allied withdrawn phase. Players must use these phases effectively to capture key points on the map, defend their positions, and attack the enemy.
The Difficulty Level
Assault on Arnhem is a complex game, and players must be familiar with the rules to play it successfully. The rulebook is detailed and requires some time to master, but once you understand the gameplay mechanics, the game becomes incredibly rewarding. The constant back-and-forth struggle between the British and German forces creates an immersive and tense gaming experience.
Assault on Arnhem is a must-have for any wargaming enthusiast. From the detailed map and pieces to the ever-changing scenarios and intense gameplay, this game offers a unique and challenging experience for players. Whether you are a history buff or a gamer looking for a strategic war game, Assault on Arnhem definitely deserves a spot in your collection.
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
- Memory: 3 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX compatible graphics card
- Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card