AAR by: Neal Ulen & Scott Rowland
Decision at Elst CG Date 1 AAR
Here’s the historical situation:
Date: Sept 23, 1944 – Afternoon
Attacker: British – Elements of 214th Brigade, 43rd Wessex Division
Defender: Germans – Elements of Kampfgruppe Knaust
Decision at Elst covers actions centered on the town of Elst (Holland), located on “The Island” formed by the mighty Waal and Rhine rivers. The 43rd Wessex Division was tasked with the decisive operation of breaking through Kampfgruppe Knaust to relieve the embattled “Red Devils” in Arnhem to the north..
Also see our text based writeup of CG Date 1
Advanced Squad Leader After Action Report (AAR)
This video represents Decision at Elst campaign game date 1 (Sept 23, 1944 Afternoon), which is part 1 of 5. The British, led by Major Souper (represented by a 10-2 leader in game), kick off their efforts to secure Elst and the Arnhem-Nijmegen road from the German SS under the command of Major Faust.
The Germans have a lot of territory to cover and are spread quite thin, but they have two formidable Panthers stalking the battlefield in the rear. The British take a three pronged approach, north, center, and south … but end up making less progress than expected due to German resistance and challenging terrain (polder).
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