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Warriors of Market Garden (GE897) Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
includes one SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl-Heinz Euling, one Major Hans-Peter Knaust, one SS-Sturmbannführer Hans-Georg Sonnenstuhl with Staff team, one optional Sd Kfz 251 half-track with crew, one plastic half-track component sprue, one half-track stowage sprue, two Small two-hole bases & one Large base.

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Bridge By Bridge
Bridge By Bridge covers the German forces involved in the fighting from Eindhoven to Arnhem during Operation Market Garden and forces that opposed the Canadians as they attempted to clear the Scheldt region to the north.

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Bridge by Bridge
Warriors of Market Garden (GE897) SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl-Heinz Euling
SS-Haupsturmführer (SS-Captain) Karl-Heinz Euling joined the Waffen-SS in 1938, fighting in Poland and Russia before being promoted to captain on 9 November 1943. He was transferred from the Eastern Front to France as a member of the staff of the II. SS-Panzerkorps. Fighting in Normandy, Euling was promoted to command the first battalion of 22. SS-Panzergrenadierregiment of the 10. SS-Panzerdivision ‘Frundsberg’. Euling led the remnants of his battle-hardened unit out of the maelstrom of Normandy and back to the comparative safety in Holland.

Left & Above left: SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl-Heinz Euling.
SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl-Heinz Euling in Flames Of War
Characteristics

SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl Heinz Euling is a Warrior and a Higher Command SMG team rated as Fearless Veteran. Euling is mounted in an Sd Kfz 251/1 half-track. Euling may join SS-Sperrverband Euling (page 58 of Bridge By Bridge) for +50 points.

At the onset of Operation Market Garden, Euling led his men back into the thick of the heaviest combat, launching a night attack against the British paratroopers at the Arnhem road bridge. However, Euling’s men were out-numbered and out-gunned and the attack was repulsed.

Euling’s orders changed and he immediately left for the ferry at Pannerden and led his men to Nijmegen. Responsible for the main defence of the road bridge in Nijmegen, Euling worked with Baumgaertel’s SS-Pioneers to erect the best defences that could be mustered, fortifying the approaches to both bridges.

The Allied attack in Nijmegen ground down Euling’s command and both bridges were eventually lost after heavy fighting, but Euling did not give up the fight. He gathered the last sixty men in his command and advanced through the night, out of Nijmegen. He stealthily moved his men through Allied units and crossed the Waal River to safety.


For his heroic bravery during and following the fighting in Nijmegen, Euling was awarded the Knight’s Cross on 15 October 1944.

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Special Rules
Prepare for the Storm

Euling and his men knew that their mission was vital to the defence of Nijmegen. The objective of the Allied attack was obvious, and it was their job to stop them!

Weapons and Support Platoons in a force led by Euling begin the game in Prepared Positions (see page 264 of the rulebook).

Dig in the Assault Guns
Euling incorporated his assault guns into his defensive line.


Before deployment, you may chose to place all Jagdpanzer IV tank-hunters from an SS-Tank-hunter Platoon (see page 136 of Bridge by Bridge) in Assault Gun Pits. An SS-Tank-hunter Platoon deployed in Assault Gun Pits is a Fortified Platoon and is not considered a Fully-armoured Platoon for the Armoured Reserves rule (see page 269 of the rulebook).

A Jagdpanzer IV tank-hunter in an Assault Gun Pit does not need to, and may not, rotate to face the target. It remains where it is without rotating but can still shoot. A Jagdpanzer IV tank-hunter in an Assault Gun Pit may still fire their hull-mounted machine-guns, even if their main gun has also fired.

A Jagdpanzer IV tank-hunter in an Assault Gun Pit is Concealed, so it can benefit from Going to Ground.

Warriors of Market Garden (GE897) Major Hans-Peter Knaust
Major Hans-Peter Knaust led his men from the Wehrkreis VI Panzergrenadier Training and Replacement Battalion ‘Bocholt’ into the Arnhem Bridge battlefield before dawn of the second day of the battle. His men were a mix of men recovering from wounds and new recruits. Knaust himself was returning to action with a wooden leg, having been gravely wounded on the Russian Front.

Left: Major Hans-Peter Knaust.
Major Hans-Peter Knaust in Flames Of War
Characteristics

Major Hans-Peter Knaust is a Warrior Higher Command SMG team rated as Fearless Veteran. Knaust is mounted in either an Sd Kfz 251/1 or Sd Kfz 250/3 half-track. Knaust may join Kampfgruppe Knaust (page 94 of Bridge By Bridge) for +70 points.

Placed under the command of 10. SS-Panzerdivision, Knaust’s first mission was to launch direct attacks against Frost’s troops at Arnhem Bridge. As the grim battle for the bridge wound down to its brutal conclusion, Knaust’s troops were pulled off the front line and reinforced for their second mission: fighting south of Arnhem against the expected British advance from Nijmegen. They were also directed against the feared attack by the Polish paratroops for control of the south end of the Arnhem bridge, but ran into troops of the British 30 Corps before engaging the Poles. Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
Special Rules
A Keen Eye on the Battle
As a vastly experience panzergrenadier commander Knaust had a keen eye for spotting enemy positions and identifying their likely locations.


Major Hans Peter Knaust is a Recce team and may re-roll failed attempts to Reveal enemy platoons using Eyes and Ears (see page 195 of the rulebook).

In addition, Knaust does not suffer the usual +1 penalty to the score needed to Range In artillery bombardments.


Wooden Leg
Knaust lost his leg on the Russian Front and now has a wooden leg, somewhat slowing his movement on foot when dismounted from his half-track.


When dismounted, Major Hans Peter Knaust moves 4”/10cm (instead of the normal 6”/15cm) and may not move At The Double.

March to the Sound of the Firing!
Knaust knew the importance of getting his reinforcements to where they were needed most.


Once per turn, Major Hans Peter Knaust may re-roll one die rolled to receive Reserves for your force.

Warriors of Market Garden (GE897) Knaust’s personal style of leadership had a direct impact on the reduction of the British hold on Arnhem Bridge and in blocking the road into Arnhem as Operation Market Garden ended. Knaust was respected and admired by his men, who marvelled at his near suicidal disregard to enemy fire on the front line. His service on the Russian Front and his gallant battlefield manner inspired his men to greater devotion to duty in the midst of some of the most desperate fighting in the West.

For his actions in the battles around Arnhem, Knaust was awarded the Knight’s Cross on 28 September 1944. For further gallantry in later actions he was awarded the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and ended the war as an Oberstleutant (Lieutenant Colonel).
SS-Sturmbannführer Hans-Georg Sonnenstuhl
When the new 9. SS-Panzerdivision was formed, SS-Obergruppenführer (SS-General) Wilhelm Bittrich chose his personal friend, Hans-Georg Sonnenstuhl to command one of the artillery battalions. After Normandy, Bittrich promoted Sonnenstuhl to command all the artillery in 10. SS-Panzerdivision.

Right: SS-Sturmbannführer Hans-Georg Sonnenstuhl.
Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
SS-Sturmbannführer Hans-Georg Sonnenstuhl
Characteristics

SS-Sturmbannführer Hans-Georg Sonnenstuhl is a Warrior Staff team, replacing a Staff Team of either a Motorised SSArtillery Battery (page 139 of Bridge By Bridge) or a Motorised Heavy SS-Artillery Battery (page 139 Bridge By Bridge) for +75 points. He may join Sperrverband Harzer (page 68 Bridge By Bridge), Kampfgruppe Swoboda (page 70 Bridge By Bridge), SS-Kampfgruppe Brinkmann (page 80 Bridge By Bridge), Kampfgruppe Knaust (page 94 Bridge By Bridge), Kampfgruppe Hummel (page 100 Bridge By Bridge), or a Schwere Panzerkompanie (page 124 Bridge By Bridge). He is rated Fearless Veteran.

Warriors of Market Garden (GE897) On 17 September 1944, as the highest ranking officer in the region, SS-Sturmbannführer (SS-Major) Sonnenstuhl commanded the northern push to retake the bridge.

Once the bridge was retaken and reopened Sonnenstuhl followed the push south, commanding artillery. Sonnenstuhl commanded not only the artillery of the 10. SS-Panzerdivision, but all of the artillery that deployed in the battle area. Sonnenstuhl’s artillery was vital in smashing the 30 Corps attacks north of Nijmegen
Special Rules
Combined Bombardment
Sonnenstuhl’s artillery tactic brought immense artillery fire over a wide area in a very short amount of time. The missions were violent but brief as multiple requests could be demanded from other points along the front at the same time.

When Sonnenstuhl’s Artillery Battery fires an Artillery Bombardment, you may chose to group other Motorised SS-Artillery Batteries or a Motorised Heavy SS-Artillery Batteries with Staff teams into the same bombardment before rolling to Range In as Combined Bombardment.

Use the Mixed Bombardments rule on page 131 of the rulebook.


Sperrfeurlinie
The firing program developed by Sonnenstuhl meant that the Germans could call in fire instantly and without warning. This stopped two major American and British assaults on the Nijmegen crossings in their tracks.


Any Artillery Bombardment (including a Combined Bombardment) fired by Sonnenstuhl’s Artillery Battery, may use the US Time on Target special rule on page 240 of the rulebook.

To maximize the effectiveness of his artillery Sonnenstuhl created the innovative Sperrfeurlinie (Artillery Blocking Line) artillery tactic. Sonnenstuhl divided the entire frontline area into simple, numbered map sectors. Each numbered sector was then pre-registered with every artillery formation under his command. Forward observers had only to request an artillery mission using the appropriate map sector reference number. This process could call down all available artillery in a concentrated barrage in a mere matter of minutes.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown & Jeremy Painter
Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
The Sd Kfz 251
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Hans? Where's My Kampfgruppe?
Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
Contents of the Warriors of Market Garden Blister Pack
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Warriors of Market Garden (GE897) SS-Haupsturmführer Karl-Heinz Euling
Description of Components
a. 1x SS-Haupsturmführer Karl-Heinz Euling figure.
b. 1x Crouching rifleman figure.
c. 1x Destroyed wall section.
Assembling SS-Haupsturmführer Karl-Heinz Euling
To assemble Euling, simply arrange figures A and B along with the destroyed wall section on one of the small two-hole bases provided.
Major Hans-Peter Knaust
Description of Components
a. 1x Major Hans-Peter Knaust figure.
b. 1x Standing rifleman figure.


Assembling Major Hans-Peter Knaust
To assemble Knaust, simply arrange figures A and B on the other small two-hole bases provided in the blister pack.

Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
Description of Components
a. 1x SS-Sturmbannführer Hans-Georg Sonnenstuhl figure.
b. 1x Standing rifleman figure.
c.
1x Officer figure with hand on hip.
d. 1x Officer figure holding clipboard.
e. 2x Seated radio operator figures.
f. 2x Radio sets.
g. 2x Staff team table leg sprues.
h. 2x Staff team table tops.
Warriors of Market Garden (GE897) Assembling SS-Sturmbannführer Hans-Georg Sonnenstuhl
To assembly Sonnenstuhl, simply arrange him and the rest of the Staff team figures around the Staff team tables provided in the blister pack. Sonnenstuhl and his  Staff teams are modelled on the large base provided.

Left: An example of
SS-Sturmbannführer Hans-Georg Sonnenstuhl with his Staff teams.
Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
Description of Components
a. 1x Gunner figure.
b. 1x Twin seated passengers.
c. 1x 3.7cm PaK 36 gun shield *.
d.
1x 3.7cm PaK 36 gun mount *.
e. 1x 3.7cm PaK 36 gun *.
f. 1x Half-track stowage sprue.
g. 1x Sd Kfz 251 resin hull.
h. 1x Sd Kfz 251 plastic components sprue.
* = These components have been included in the blister pack for completeness in case the half-track is going to be used in a different role.

The Plastic Sd Kfz 251 Sprue
The components on the plastic Sd Kfz sprue highlighted in green are used in the construction of the Sk Kfz 251/1 half-track.


Right: The plastic Sd Kfz 251 components sprue with the highlighted parts needed to construct the Sd Kfz 251/1 half-track.

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Warriors of Market Garden (GE897) The Bases
Description of Components
a. 2x Small two-hole bases.
b. 1x Large base.
Assembling the Sd Kfz 251/1 Half-track
Step 1. Begin assembly of the half-track by attaching the tracks to the resin hull.
Below: The rear of each track features a letter R or L to indicate the correct orientation when attaching them to the hull.
Below: The left-hand side track attached to the hull.
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Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Below: The right-hand side track attached to the hull. Step 2. Next, attach the front wheels of the half-track to the front of the hull.

Note: Each of the front wheels on the plastic components sprue can be used on either the left or right-hand side of the vehicle.
Below: The left-hand side wheel attached to the hull.
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Below: The right-hand side wheel attached to the hull. Step 3. Next, attach the gun shield for the machine-gun to the top of the driver's compartment.
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Step 4. Then, add the machine-gun to the gun shield.
Step 5. Finally, attach the AA machine-gun to the rear of the hull.
Below: With both of the machine-guns in place, Sd Kfz 251/1 is fully-assembled. Time now ,to add some crew.
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Adding Crew
Seated Crew
To add the seated passengers, simply attach the seated twin passengers included in the blister pack to either of the bench seats inside of the fighting compartment of the Sd Kfz 251/1 half-track.
Below: One of the bench seats inside the Sd Kfz 251/1. Below: The attached seated twin passengers.
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Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
Hull MG Gunner
To add the gunner for the hull machine-gun, simply replace the plastic machine-gun from the plastic components sprue with the gunner figure included in the blister pack.
Below: The gunner figure manning the hull machine-gun. Below: The crew figures in place, the Sd Kfz 251/1 is ready to be painted.
Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)
Warriors of Market Garden (GE897)


Last Updated On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront