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Tavronitis Bridge MTO (id:#56239)
Avalon Hill (AH:ASL Annual `89 ID:A 1)
(Revision: MMP: ASL 5a - For King and Country #93)
See Also: Tavronitis Bridge by Multi-Man Publishing
Designer: Steve Swann
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
GermanNew Zealand
The airfield at Maleme figured prominently in the German plans for the capture of Crete. “Group West”. Commanded most of the 1st Assault Regiment under the command of General Meindl, consisted of three detachments: one to land at the Tavronitis Bridge; one to destroy the AA positions and ease the way for the following troop-carrier transports; and one to land on the slopes of Point 107, high ground to the south of the field. Major Braun drew the task of seizing and holding the long span over the dry Tavronitis. Given free rein to plan his assault, he decided to daringly land in the dry bed itself and then take the British MG posts which guarded each side of the bridge from the rear.
Attacker: German (Abteilung Braun, Bataillon 1, Sturm Regiment 1)
Defender: New Zealand (D Company, 22nd New Zealand Battalion)  
Turns: 5.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
West of Maleme, Crete 1941-05-20
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:10.0 D:5.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:2
5cm leGrW 36 x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Olive Groves. DLV w A: GL9
Map Board(s): 8
Overlays: NONE
Errata (source)
Add a 4-6-8 and a glider to the German OB.MMP
In SSR 2, replace “Q2-Q9” with “Q3-Q8”.J11
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2013-12-29(D) Dave Mareske vs Francis Biss New Zealand win
2012-03-23(A) Fred Ingram vs Are Erlandsen New Zealand winHaving played this just a few days ago, we turned it around for another shot. I think the Germans need some help, but the printed balance would not do much. British units in the river bed are in as much danger of being eliminated as the Germans are taking fire from them on landing. Since we had played it before, Are had put together a better defensive setup than I had before. From the German side, the gliders were placed in better landing locations (avoiding any problems landing - no evasive action or crash roles). The majority of the forces went straight at the R9 building (which is a nice "Alamo" as a 3 hex, 2 story building with only one stairwell). German troops came at it from both sides. The game ended pretty much the same as the previous game with a New Zealand squad staying good order in the level 2 stairwell location. Good game and went down to the wire. I had 4 shots to try & break him (2 in prep and then 2 in the advancing fire phase) - with no success
2012-03-20(D) Fred Ingram vs Are Erlandsen New Zealand winVery close game. Are lost one glider which landed off board and crashed killing everyone. Everyone else got on the ground safely. I foolishly set up 2 units in foxholes in the riverbed OUT OF THE VICTORY AREA - DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!. One got back in (and won the game for me). The units on the west side of the board fell on turn 5 in CC. At the end game: I had an 8-1 and a squad in melee in ground floor R9. A concealed squad (the one from the riverbed) in S10 on the ground floor. And a concealed HS in the level one of S10. he was able to come across the bridge/riverbed and get units in S9 & Q10. I first fired at units in the open in Q10, final fired into CX units which moved up into S9, and then rolled a 2 on final protective fire into S9 breaking all but a CX squad. He never could break the HS upstairs (for the win) but we played it out just to see for fun what might have happened if that HS was not there. His wounded 9-2 limped into S10 from the hill along with the CX squad from S9. On the ambush roll he got a 4 and I got a 1 (giving me the ambush) which allowed me to withdraw back into S9 for a 2nd win. YIKES
2009-07-10(A) Pete Roberts vs Paddy Roberts German win
2000-07-01(D) Jason Wert vs Roy Connelly New Zealand win
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Avg Rating: 6.89Votes: 9
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Estimated Play time: 2.1 hours
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Tavronitis Bridge [Confirmed]
[A] German 27
[D] British 40
Tuesday 22 May 2018 07:22:09 PM  (c)dramsey 2018