Flames of War
Hell's Highway is a Army handbook for the Flames of War game system. To play the game you need the core rules, minatures and a gaming board. Flames of War IMO is the best minature wargame today, well supported and set in World War 2. Of all minature games I have played I like Flames of War by far best and it is the only system I play today. Since I too am interested in World War 2 history I find the game makes several aspects of the history more understandable while at the same time I find that my interests make the game more enjoyable.
Named after the Highway 69 a precarious road the allies pressed through the German defences and was under constant attack. It is one of three publications for the period of Operation Market Garden, the largest Airborne Operation ever mounted and ultimately unsuccessful for the allies. The other two are A Bridge Too Far, covering the British Paras and their German adversaries and Firestorm: Market Garden which is a Campaign setting and a one off board game but not a force list.
Hell's Highway focuses on the British Armoured and Motor companies that attempted to break through to the British Paras. Also included are the US Airborne Troops that captured Einhoven and Nijmegen on the way to Arnhem. All of these lists are excellent and make for interesting forces to play and what is more you can combine them to make a very strong elite list. In fact for those who have watched Band of Brothers, you could use them to recreated the famous battle where Easy Company is supported by British tanks against Tigers and grendiers in a small Dutch village. Both lists are elite lists, the US being fearless/veteran and the Guards having their unflaffable rule. Also the new Guards Troops contain two Firefly tanks rather than one as during the operations in Normandy.
Against them is a German Fallschrimjaeger list, or German Paratroopers. These two are an elite formation but can be played both as a veteran list or trained as the Germans are suffering from the heavy attrition of the war and their replacements are of steadily worse quality.
All in all a solid book and IMHO a far superior book to A Bridge Too Far.