January 5, 2018 by thisisazrael
Coming in February, Warlord Games are releasing a Market Garden campaign book for Bolt Action.
“The Allies plan to end the war early by using the elite Allied Airborne army, the British XXX Corps and an ambitious plan. This is Campaign: Market Garden, where elite Airborne troops race to deliver the killing thrust that could open the road into Germany.”
It’s the greatest airborne operation ever mounted and the setting opens up loads of tabletop action from daring attacks and last stands to veteran paratroopers to determined ground resistance.
The book focuses on just nine days in September 1944 and is focused on a single narrow route through the Netherlands.
“The fighting was incredibly intense; you’ll find bullets, blood, bombs, and bravery in abundance. The Allies struggled to keep the road open and the Germans struggled to cut it, so both sides engaged in attacks and counter-attacks over the same ground and therefore faced the same challenges.”
The book itself is 116 pages of history, photographs, artwork and a bunch of new rules and units.
Here’s a summary of what you’ll get inside:
- Campaign Overview
- Prelude to Market Garden
- The Original Bolt Action Scenarios
- Market Garden Forces (This section includes the American Forces, British or Polish forces, British XXX Corps Resistance fighters, and German forces).
- 26 scenarios (including American scenarios, British Airborne scenarios, War in a small space: A Campaign Game, On To Oosterbeek…, Driel: Polish Airborne Scenarios, Hell’s Highway: The Road to The Reich, Space-Saving Scenarios and Going Solo)
- Legends of Market Garden
Alongside the book you also get a special figure, the “Never Surrender” model.
Overall it’s looking like a great way to get into the setting of Market Garden and something to bring to your local club to spice up some interest.
What’s been your experience with tabletop campaign books?