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Assault on Arnhem

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"Ammunition exhausted. God Save the King!" - last radio message from the 1st Airborne Division.

Assault on Arnhem is an operational level wargame for between one and four players, based on the famous Operation Market Garden campaign in September 1944.

Each player manages units in either the Allied or Axis forces fighting over the bridges leading to the Dutch town of Arnhem. The aim of the game is to either capture or defend the bridge objectives by a certain time in the game.

Assault on Arnhem is an easy game to start playing, although underneath the simple façade lies a much deeper level of complexity.

  • Up to four player hotseat multiplayer.
  • Cross-platform online multiplayer. (two players)
  • In-game tutorial.
  • Turn based play.
  • Four scenarios. (Grave; Nijmegen; Arnhem; Operation Market Garden)
  • Fog of war mechanics (taking terrain into account). Hide your units in the woods and watch the enemy!
  • Night time turns with reduced visibility, affecting combat and command. Slip your recon units through enemy lines!
  • Logistics rules governing HQ supply lines and unit regrouping.
  • Over 110 units of 7 distinct unit types.
  • Three battle scenarios and a main campaign scenario.
  • Three levels of AI difficulty, playing as either Axis or Allies.
  • 3D Map View.
  • Supply drops, reinforcement schedules.
  • Simple enough for a beginner but with plenty of depth for experts.
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Developer
Bookmark Games
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HexWar Games
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HexWar Games Ltd
Publisher
HexWar Games, HexWar Games Ltd
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+
Website
https://www.hexwar.com/downloads/assault-on-arnhem/

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: Intel

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX compatible graphics card
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Assault on Arnhem reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
A turn-based Hinter-field strategy game. I'm torn back and forth there. On the one Hand, I like Games like that. But here I don't understand some Things: Apparently the Game doesn't distinguish between different Tank models in effect etc. German Tanks are defeated in open Field by British Paratroopers. Unlike light Army flak and PaK, tanks do not have 2 Fields (or more) Range. SS tank grenadiers are defeated by Paratroopers on an open Field. I lose even though I hold Arnhem. It May be that I didn't get the Game right. Even so, questionable Things. For Beginners in the hexfeld strategy quite fine. For experienced Players, though, I advise on other Titles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C66Pz6_HgjE
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So by and large a nice Game only I find that you can only buy it in the Sale. You can choose between Germans and Amis and each Nation has 4 Missions. So not really something big. As I have taken from a Review with the Tanks etc on open Field defeated by Paratroopers, I can only confirm that. Had my Tank also been attacked in the open Field as an enemy Paratrooper Unit was there and I have to say my Tank has suffered great Losses, impossible in the open Field. You have a certain Number of Action Points per Round that you can move Or entrench units with, after which comes the Attack Phase. Have now played 3 Missions from the German Side and you have to say you don't really see a big Difficulty. Drive units to the defending Point and just fend off attacks until the Lap Limit end and thus pass mission. The Game is not bad but also not good. Is so in the middle of it. In the Sale for 2 -3 Euros you can get it in any case. For almost 10 Euros, I find it too expensive. The Thumb goes up but only for the cheap Sale Purchase, Take a Picture for yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH5XSJoMTQE
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From the pure wargame on the table of the years 70-80, we will have to disregard for the graphics. 3 scenarios with choice of difficulty level are proposed (grave, Nijmegen and Arnhem) to get the hand, each having as objective to take and defend the bridge so important. Finally, a beautiful campaign proposes to play the whole operation. If the rules are simple, it should be noted however that several mechanisms are present (possibility of settling down, choosing that defense, bonus cohesion for an attack with troops under the same command, important role of genius, artillery and of the anti-tank and possibility of putting troops at rest). The command units are of importance for the recovery of the troops put at rest but also for the supply of ammunition to the troops. There is also a supply of parachuting. A system of action points forces each player to make choices on each lap to find out which units will act. Icing on the cake, a multiplayer mode is present. I recommend this game for all the nostalgic of AH and SPI but also for those who want to play a wargame easy to access but not simplistic on the mythical campaign that is operation market garden. It's up to you to play "a bridge too far".
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