The first game of the new year to be held in the man cave will be based on the Memoir '44, Richard Borg penned large scale scenario depicting Operation Market Garden. The set up will be as per the scenario map but I shall be using Bob Cordery's Memoir of Modern Battle rules with the rather neat solo option of rolling the dice to determine which units you can order.
I am using the playing pieces from Memoir '44 which means the Germans and the Americans will be out of the base set (of which I have two copies) and the British will be, rather uncharacteristically, from the Mediterranean expansion set - so this will mean infantry wearing shorts and Crusader tanks....;-) I chose to do this because it will help the identification process. As far as the number of dice to be rolled in order to determine the units that can be activated is concerned I am using the system suggested by Bob in that units with a good commander roll 6 dice, average is 5 and poor is 4. The units have been subdivided as follows:
- Each Airborne division has 6 combat dice
- 30 Corps has 6 command dice
- German Belgian Border units have 4 combat dice
- German Eindhoven units have 4 combat dice
- German Nijmegen units have 4 combat dice
- German Arnhem units have 6 combat dice