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Interesting, semi-historical but perhaps not playable outside scenarios,
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This review is from: Bridge at Remagen (Paperback)
It's the usaul FoW format - but that doesnt make it bad! genuine research goes into these modules and I for one feel the benefit. There are the usual 'Warhammer' derived clunky extra rules - but hey - they exist because lots of people want them. You do not have to use them if you think they are too clunky.
Many are saying that the Americans are now the FoW super-army rather than the Germans. This particular supplement rams that home. The US used a single Pershing tank with additional armour in the last month of the war; in the lists it goes. All of a sudden they too have German-style heavy tanks. Historically representative - not at all. However, to sell books (and models) they have to make things more varied. Personally, I quite enjoy that, whilst understanding how unrepresentative it is.
Historically accurate tactics and troop percentages are not viable here. Who wants a wargame where the moment the US forces spot a single German they call in battalions of guns and a dozen air strikes? That's what they normally did. Wouldn't you if you could, and it was your life on the line? The great german tank ace Otto Carius moans in his memoirs about this tendency of the Americans. The bounders would not just turn up, frontally attack, and be destroyed by his Tiger tank. He far preferred the 'sporting' Russians who were prepared to do it his way!
I do dsupect too great a debt to the film 'Bridge at Remagen' rather than in-depth primary research. however, it does make that particular scenario playable. The wider conflict in ETO 1945 is going to look a little warped though.