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RED DEVILS
1st AIRBORNE DIVISION
1st Parachute Brigade
1st Battalion
HQ, Support, R, S, and T Companies

4th Parachute Brigade
10 th Battalion
HQ, Support, A, B, and D Companies

2nd Battalion
HQ, Support, A, B, and C Companies

11th Battalion
HQ, Support, A, B, and C Companies

3rd Battalion
HQ, Support, A, B, and C Companies

156 th Battalion
HQ, Support, A, B, and C Companies

1st Air Landing Anti-tank Battery
A, B, C, D, P, and Z Troops

2nd Air Landing Anti-tank Battery
E, F, G, H, and X Troops

1st Parachute Squadron, R.E.
A, B, and C Troops

4th Parachute Squadron, R.E.
No.1, No.2, and No.3 Troops

1st Airlanding Brigade
1st Battalion The Border Regiment
HQ, Support, A, B, C, and D Companies

1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade
1st Parachute Infantry Battalion
HQ, 1, 2, and 3 Companies

2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment
HQ, Support, A, B, C, and D Companies

2nd Parachute Infantry Battalion
HQ, 4, 5, and 6 Companies

7th (Galloway) Battalion The King’s Own Scottish Borders
HQ, Support, A, B, C, and D Companies

3rd Parachute Infantry Battalion
HQ, 7, 8, and 9 Companies

9 th (Airborne) Field Co., R.E.

Anti-Tank Battery

Engineer Company

1st Airlanding Light Regiment, Royal Artillery
1st Airlanding Light Battery
A and B Troops

2nd Airlanding Light Battery
C and D Troops

3rd Airlanding Light Battery
E and F Troops

1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron
HQ, A, B, and D Troops

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Royal Engineers INFANTRY 9 Parachute Platoon PARACHUTE PLATOON Parachute Mortar Platoon 7 7 7 PARACHUTE MORTAR/MG PLATOON 8 8 9 Composite Platoon Polish Parachute Platoon British Rifle Platoon 19 23 Parachute Platoon PARACHUTE PLATOON Parachute Mortar/ MG Platoon PARACHUTE ASSAULT PLATOON AT GUNS 12 Airlanding Anti-Tank Platoon Parachute Platoon Parachute Assault Platoon AT GUNS Unit symbols found on this company diagram indicate the origin of each platoon. Medium Battery.PARACHUTE COMPANY (INFANTRY COMPANY) HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ A Parachute Company must field a Company HQ and at least two Parachute Platoons. Years of hard training has made them some of the toughest troops on any battlefield. During the evening of September 24th about 100 Polish Paras from the 3rd Battalion and the Anti-Tank Company were successfully ferried across the river. a platoon sized force lead by Lt. ANTI-AIRCRAFT Airlanding Reconnaissance Troop 17 13 Airlanding Anti-Aircraft Gun Platoon AIR SUPPORT 21 POLISH PARA PLATOON Historical Note: During the evening of September 22/23rd. that attempted to cross the Lower Rhine during the early morning hours of September 25th. It may also field one Support Platoon from each Support Box shown. Royal Artillery Field Battery. and may field one of each of the remaining Combat Platoons and Weapons Platoons shown. 8 Airlanding Heavy Anti-Tank Platoon Polish Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery 13 21 ARTILLERY Airlanding Battery. A Parachute Company is rated Fearless Veteran. 7 Company HQ MOTIVATION AND SKILL The paras are all hand-picked volunteers.5 . All options shown are available to a 1st Airborne Parachute Company. Albert Smaczny from the 8th Company was successfully ferried across the Lower Rhine. Sporadic Air Support 6 Version 2. DIVISIONAL SUPPORT PLATOONS (choose one platoon from each box) WEAPONS PLATOONS COMBAT PLATOONS PARACHUTE PLATOON PARACHUTE MORTAR PLATOON INFANTRY Parachute Troop. Royal Artillery 15 15 RECCE BRITISH RIFLE PLATOON Historical Note: Represents the platoons of the 4th Dorsets (43rd Wessex Division). Royal Artillery ARTILLERY 14 ALLIES Polish Parachute Platoons and Polish Anti-Tank Batteries are considered Allied Platoons as described on page 183 of the rulebook.

COMPANY HQ SUBALTERN PARACHUTE PLATOON SUBALTERN PARACHUTE PLATOON SUBALTERN PARACHUTE PLATOON CORPORAL PIAT Team PIAT Team PIAT Team ANTI-TANK SECTION PARACHUTE COMPANY COMBAT PLATOONS PARACHUTE PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Rifle Squads 2 Rifle Squads 240 pts 175 pts Command Rifle/MG Team PIAT Team SUBALTERN SUBALTERN OPTIONS: • Replace all Rifle/MG teams with SMG teams in one Rifle Squad at no cost.HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ HEADQUARTERS Company HQ 65 pts Company Command 2iC Command SMG SMG Team Team MAJOR MAJOR OPTIONS: • Add PIAT teams for +20 points per team.5 7 . HQ SECTION SERGEANT SERGEANT R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE SQUAD PARACHUTE PLATOON Version 2. GAMMON BOMBS All SMG teams in the Company HQ carry Gammon Bombs giving them Tank Assault 3. • Add up to three Sniper teams for +50 points per team. SECTION MORTARS Each turn one of the Parachute Assault Platoon’s Rifle/MG teams may fire as a Light Mortar firing Smoke. • Add up to two Universal Supply Carriers for +25 points each. SERGEANT GAMMON BOMBS All Rifle/MG and SMG teams in a Parachute Platoon carry Gammon Bombs giving them Tank Assault 3.

remove the Observer Rifle team from the platoon. If both sections are replaced by HMG teams. MORTAR SECTION MORTAR SECTION PARACHUTE MORTAR/MG PLATOON PARACHUTE ASSAULT PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Rifle Squads 2 Rifle Squads • Add optional Light Mortar Team for +25 points 260 pts 195 pts Pioneer Command Rifle/MG Team SUBALTERN SUBALTERN PIAT Team Light Mortar Team HQ SECTION SERGEANT SERGEANT SERGEANT Five of the six Parachute Battalions converted their Anti-tank Platoons to Assault Platoons. The 156th Battalion kept it’s Anti-tank Platoon. Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE SQUAD PARACHUTE ASSAULT PLATOON 8 Version 2.WEAPONS PLATOONS PARACHUTE MORTAR PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 2 Mortar Sections 1 Mortar Section 160 pts 90 pts Command Rifle Team Observer Rifle Team SUBALTERN SUBALTERN HQ SECTION SERGEANT SERGEANT 3” mortar 3” mortar 3” mortar 3” mortar MORTAR SECTION MORTAR SECTION PARACHUTE MORTAR PLATOON PARACHUTE MORTAR/MG PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 2 Mortar Sections 1 Mortar Section 160 pts 90 pts SUBALTERN SUBALTERN Command Rifle Team Observer Rifle Team HQ SECTION SERGEANT SERGEANT VICKERS MACHINE-GUNS You may replace the 3” mortar teams in one or both Mortar Sections with Vickers HMG teams at the start of the game before deployment.5 . 3” mortar 3” mortar 3” mortar 3” mortar Historical Note: The Para battalion’s second motar platoon was cross-trained and equipped to take mortars or machine-guns depending on the mission.

ROYAL ENGINEERS PLATOON HQ Section with: Full Troop . • Add up to 4 PIAT teams for +20 points per team. AT and Heavy Weapons crews who had lost their guns. glider pilots.2 Sapper Sections 315 pts 195 pts PIAT Team Pioneer Command R/MG Team PIAT Team CAPTAIN CAPTAIN Light Mortar Team Light Mortar Team Pioneer Supply Jeep and Trailer OPTIONS: • Add Pioneer Supply Jeep and Trailer at no cost. RE attached to the 1st and 4th Para Brigades. RAOC. but no more than 1 Light Mortar per 2 Sapper sections taken. SUBALTERN PIAT Team PIAT Team HQ SECTION SERGEANT SUBALTERN SERGEANT Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team You may replace one Pioneer R/MG team with a Flame-thrower team for every four R/MG teams in the platoon at the start of the game before deployment. REME.5 9 . Often deployed as “half troops. • Add up to 2 Light Mortar teams for +25 points per team. Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team SAPPER SECTION SAPPER SECTION SAPPER SECTION SAPPER SECTION Represents 1st and 4th Parachute Squadrons.4 Sapper Sections Half Troop . and walking wounded returning from the dressing station that were pressed into service as riflemen as the situation in Oosterbeek and Arnhem worsened. Version 2.” PARACHUTE ENGINEER TROOP OMPOSITE PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 2 Sections 1 Section 75 pts 45 pts SERGEANT SUBALTERN SUBALTERN Command ? Team HQ SECTION SERGEANT ODDS & SODS At Deployment the player rolls a die for each team and consults the table below to determine what type of teams his Battalion Commander has scraped together to form the Composite Platoon and sent as reinformcements: 1-4 = Rifle team 5 = Rifle/MG team with Gammon Bombs 6 = SMG team ? Team ? Team ? Team ? Team SECTION SECTION COMPOSITE PLATOON Represents the supporting platoons (RASC. and Signals).SUPPORT PLATOONS PARACHUTE ENGINEER TROOP. but not more than 1 PIAT per Sapper section taken.

and may field one of each of the remaining Combat Platoons and Weapons Platoons shown. It may also field one Support Platoon from each Support Box shown. DIVISIONAL SUPPORT PLATOONS (choose one platoon from each box) WEAPONS PLATOONS COMBAT PLATOONS AIRLANDING PLATOON AIRLANDING PIONEER PLATOON INFANTRY Airlanding Field Platoon. 10 Version 2. Royal Artillery ARTILLERY 14 Airlanding Platoon Parachute Mortar Platoon AIRLANDING MORTAR (MOTOR) PLATOON Medium Battery. ALLIES Polish Parachute Platoons and Polish Airlanding Anti-Tank Batteries are considered Allied Platoons as described on page 183 of the rulebook.5 . All options shown are available to a 1st Airborne Airlanding Company. This weeds out the weaklings leaving an elite force. An Airlanding Company is rated Fearless Veteran. 11 Company HQ MOTIVATION AND SKILL Airlanding troops are not volunteers.AIRLANDING COMPANY (INFANTRY COMPANY) HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ An Airlanding Company must field a Company HQ and at least two Parachute Platoons. Royal Artillery Field Battery. but they are put through the same intense training regime as the paras. Royal Engineers INFANTRY 13 Airlanding Platoon Airlanding Pioneer Platoon 11 AIRLANDING PLATOON 11 11 11 11 9 Composite Platoon Polish Parachute Platoon British Rifle Platoon AIRLANDING MACHINE-GUN (HANDCART) PLATOON 19 23 Airlanding Platoon AIRLANDING PLATOON Airlanding MachineGun Platoon AIRLANDING MACHINE-GUN (MOTOR) PLATOON 12 12 AT GUNS Airlanding Platoon AIRLANDING PLATOON Airlanding MachineGun Platoon AIRLANDING MORTAR (HANDCART) PLATOON Airlanding Heavy Anti-Tank Platoon Polish Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery 13 21 ARTILLERY Airlanding Battery. Royal Artillery 15 12 15 RECCE Parachute Mortar Platoon Airlanding Reconnaissance Troop ANTI-AIRCRAFT Airlanding Anti-Aircraft Gun Platoon AIR SUPPORT 21 15 17 12 AIRLANDING ANTI-TANK PLATOON Airlanding AntiTank Platoon AIRLANDING ANTI-TANK PLATOON 13 Sporadic Air Support Airlanding AntiTank Platoon 13 Unit symbols found on this company diagram indicate the origin of each platoon.

COMPANY HQ ANTI-TANK SECTION AIRLANDING COMPANY HQ GAMMON BOMBS All SMG teams in the Company HQ carry Gammon Bombs giving them Tank Assault 3. roll a die.HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ HEADQUARTERS Company HQ 65 pts Company Command 2iC Command SMG SMG Team Team PIAT Team PIAT Team MAJOR MAJOR CORPORAL OPTIONS: • Add PIAT teams for +20 points per team. • Add up to three Sniper teams for +50 points per team. • Add up to two Universal Supply Carriers for +25 points each.5 11 . HQ SECTION SERGEANT SCOUT SQUAD SERGEANT GAMMON BOMBS All Rifle/MG and SMG teams in an Airlanding Platoon carry Gammon Bombs giving them Tank Assault 3. SCOTS AIRLANDING COMPANY You may field a Scots Airlanding Company from the 7th King’s Own Scottish Borders (7KOSB). the piper’s music inspires the surviving team members to keep going and the team is returned to play immediately. Any hits on the 2iC command team do not count towards Pinning Down the platoon. On a roll of 4+. BAGPIPES If the 2iC command team is Destroyed by enemy shooting. COMBAT PLATOONS AIRLANDING PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with Scout Squad and: 2 Rifle Squads 1 Rifle Squad 230 pts 170 pts Command Rifle/MG Team PIAT Team Light Mortar Team R/MG Team SUBALTERN SUBALTERN SERGEANT OPTIONS: •Upgrade the Scout Section’s R/MG team to an SMG team for +5 points. On any other roll. If you do. the piper and his officer meet a heroic end. add a bagpiper to the company’s 2iC Command team for +10 points. R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE SQUAD AIRLANDING PLATOON WEAPONS PLATOONS AIRLANDING PIONEER PLATOON PLATOON Pioneer Platoon 105 pts Command Pioneer Rifle Team SUBALTERN SUBALTERN HQ SECTION SERGEANT Pioneer Rifle Team Pioneer Rifle Team Pioneer Rifle Team ASSAULT SQUAD AIRLANDING PIONEER PLATOON Version 2.

Observer Rifle Team Observer Rifle Team 3” mortar 3” mortar 3” mortar 3” mortar MORTAR SECTION SERGEANT MORTAR SECTION Observer Rifle Team 3” mortar 3” mortar MORTAR SECTION AIRLANDING MORTAR PLATOON AIRLANDING ANTI-TANK PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 2 Gun Sections 1 Gun Section 170 pts 90 pts SERGEANT SUBALTERN SUBALTERN Command Rifle Team HQ SECTION SERGEANT 6 pdr gun Jeep 6 pdr gun Jeep 6 pdr gun Jeep 6 pdr gun Jeep ANTI-TANK SECTION ANTI-TANK SECTION AIRLANDING ANTI-TANK PLATOON 12 Version 2.AIRLANDING MACHINE-GUN PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 2 Sections 1 Section • Add one jeep with trailer per section to one platoon at no cost.5 . Historical Note: The first MG platoon in the Support Battalion was equipped with handcarts. The second MG platoon was equipped with jeeps and trailers. 155 pts 90 pts SERGEANT SUBALTERN SUBALTERN Command Rifle Team HQ SECTION SERGEANT Vickers HMG Vickers HMG Vickers HMG Vickers HMG MG SECTION MG SECTION AIRLANDING MACHINE-GUN PLATOON AIRLANDING MORTAR PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Sections 2 Sections 1 Section 240 pts 165 pts 90 pts SUBALTERN SUBALTERN Command Rifle Team HQ SECTION SERGEANT SERGEANT • Add one jeep with trailer per section to one platoon at no cost. The second Mortar platoon was equipped with jeeps and trailers. Historical Note: The first Mortar platoon in the Support Battalion was equipped with handcarts.

• Add up to 2 Light Mortar teams for +25 points per team. but not more than 1 Light Mortar per 2 Sapper Sections taken. optional teams. and 2 Sapper Sections) in five unarmed Jeeps for no addtional cost. ROYAL ENGINEERS Version 2. The option to motorize a half platoon represents the engineers attached to the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron as part of the Arnhem bridge coup de main force. but not more than 1 PIAT per 2 Sapper sections taken.5 13 . Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team SAPPER SECTION SAPPER SECTION SAPPER SECTION SAPPER SECTION AIRLANDING FIELD PLATOON. You may replace one Pioneer R/MG team with a Flame-thrower team at the start of the game before deployment. ROYAL ENGINEERS PLATOON HQ Section with: 4 Sapper Sections 2 Sapper Sections 315 pts 195 pts Pioneer Command R/MG Team CAPTAIN CAPTAIN PIAT Team Light Mortar Team Light Mortar Team Pioneer Supply Jeep and Trailer OPTIONS: • Add Pioneer Supply Jeep and Trailer at no cost. RE support the 1st Airlanding Brigade. 17 pdr gun 17 pdr gun 17 pdr gun Cut-down 15 cwt truck 17 pdr gun Cut-down 15 cwt truck ANTI-TANK SECTION ANTI-TANK SECTION AIRLANDING HEAVY ANTI-TANK PLATOON AIRLANDING ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 2 Gun Sections 1 Gun Section • Add a Jeep to the HQ at no cost 75 pts 45 pts SUBALTERN SUBALTERN Command SMG Team Jeep HQ SECTION SERGEANT SERGEANT Historical Notes: Represents the two AA guns from the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron’s HQ Troop deployed near the 1st Airborne Division’s HQ at the Hartenstein Hotel. PIAT Team HQ SECTION SUBALTERN SERGEANT SUBALTERN SERGEANT Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Represents engineers from the 9th (Airborne) Field Comnpany.SUPPORT PLATOONS AIRLANDING HEAVY ANTI-TANK PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 2 Anti-tank Sections 1 Anti-tank Section 285 pts 150 pts SERGEANT Cut-down 15 cwt truck Command Rifle Team SUBALTERN SUBALTERN HQ SECTION SERGEANT Cut-down 15 cwt truck P and Z troops 1st Airlanding AT Battery and F and X Troops 2nd (Oban) Airlanding AT Battery were armed with four 17 pdr guns. 20mm Polsten AA Gun Jeep 20mm Polsten AA Gun Jeep GUN SECTION GUN SECTION AIRLANDING ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN PLATOON AIRLANDING FIELD PLATOON. • Motorize a half platoon (HQ. • Add up to 2 PIAT teams for +20 points per team.

Rounds on the Ground. 3. If the HQ Troop Command team joins a Gun Troop. Platoons in reserver are NOT yet deployed and cannot yet fire from a position Across the Rhine. 2. each Gun Troop operates as a separate platoon with its own Command Team. The HQ Troop Command team and Staff team are Independent teams. 5. This ability applies to all forces at MG65. and Mike Target. Command Rifle Team Observer Rifle Team Command Rifle Team Observer Rifle Team HQ SECTION SERGEANT HQ SECTION SERGEANT M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team GUN SECTION SERGEANT GUN SECTION SERGEANT M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team GUN SECTION GUN TROOP GUN SECTION GUN TROOP AIRLANDING BATTERY. Royal Artillery or Medum Battery. both Gun Troops are treated as a single platoon when calculating the number of platoons held in Ambush or Reserve.5 . For example. Across the Volga (see page 225 of the Flames of War rulebook) is used as written with the following modification: The artillery teams in a platoon being deployed Across the Rhine must have a bombardment range GREATER than 48”. all at the same time. it becomes the Platoon Command Team. Polish Airborne forces using Royal Artillery assets may use the British Artillery Special Rules for Royal Artillery platoons. An Airlanding Battery uses the British Artillery Special rules Eight-Gun Batteries. but if you do not have them they cannot be deployed in any way except Across the Rhine. Royal Artillery deploys as a single platoon. Deployed Observer Teams are 1st Airborne Units (Fearless Veteran Observer Rifle Teams) and cannot be deployed with OP Carriers or upgraded to OP Shermans. BIG BATTERIES Although an Airlanding Battery. each Gun Troops operates as a separate platoon with its own Command team. Royal Artillery without any Field Batteries in their force. ROYAL ARTILLERY PLATOON HQ Troop with: Two Gun Troops with a total of: 4 Gun Sections One Gun Troop with a total of: 2 Gun Sections 1 Gun Section 135 pts 95 pts 245 pts CAPTAIN CAPTAIN MAJOR MAJOR Command Rifle Team Staff Team HQ TROOP CAPTAIN CAPTAIN OPTIONS: • Add Jeep teams at no cost. all at the same time. Although they count as separate platoons for all other purposes. ROYAL ARTILLERY A Field or Medium Battery. both Gun Troops are treated as a single platoon when calculating the number of platoons held in Ambush or Reserve. Polish Airborne forces may choose whether or not to use the “Across the Rhine” rule. British and Polish Airborne forces may field a Medium Battery. The HQ Troop Command team and Staff team are Independent teams. Although they count as separate platoons for all other purposes. A platoon may deploy into Across the Rhine from reserve. Royal Artillery or Medium Battery. Players may use a version of the Across the Volga special rule in games played at MG65. Remember that observer teams are independent teams and are deployed when and how independent teams are deployed. You do not have to physically have the troops to be deployed Across the Rhine. Additional notes about the Across the Rhine rule: 1. 14 Version 2. ACROSS THE RHINE Although a Field Battery. it becomes the Platoon Command Team. If the HQ Troop Command team joins a Gun troop. Notes in previous Special Intelligence Briefings that reference a force being able to use Across the Volga should be ignored. an Airlanding Battery deploys as a single platoon. Royal Artillery is a single Support choice. 4.AIRLANDING BATTERY. a Field Battery. Field or Medium Batteries in British Parachute and Airlanding forces MUST use Across the Rhine. Royal Artillery is a single Support choice. For example. Remember that a platoon must be DEPLOYED to fire from Across the Rhine. Royal Artillery fielded by the British Airborne must be deployed using the “Across the Rhine” rule.

ROYAL ARTILLERY BRITISH MEDIUM BATTERY.5” gun Matador tractor BL 5. Medium Batteries.5” gun Matador tractor Medium Batteries. Royal Artillery.5 15 . ROYAL ARTILLERY Version 2. Royal Artillery are rated as Confident Veteran.FIELD BATTERY. ROYAL ARTILLERY BL 5. ROYAL ARTILLERY PLATOON HQ Troop with: Two Gun Troops with a total of: 4 Gun Sections One Gun Troop with: 2 Gun Sections 1 Gun Section 355 pts 215 pts 130 pts Command Rifle Team Command Rifle Team Jeep MAJOR MAJOR Staff Team 15 cwt truck HQ TROOP LIEUTENANT • Add 15 cwt trucks and Quad tractors at no cost. SERGEANT BL 5.5” gun Matador tractor BL 5.5” gun Matador tractor BL 5.5” gun Matador tractor PLATOON HQ Troop with: Two Gun Troops with a total of: 4 Gun Sections 495 pts BL 5. Royal Artillery and British Medium Battery. • Replace any or all Observer Rifle teams and their OP Carriers with Observer Sherman OP tanks for +10 points per tank. Royal Artillery may not be deployed in Ambush BL 5. Field Batteries. Observer Sherman OP tanks cannot launch assaults 15 cwt truck Observer Rifle Team OP Carrier HQ SECTION SERGEANT SERGEANT 25 pdr gun Quad tractor 25 pdr gun Quad tractor See page 14 for rules pertaining to the British Field Battery. • Replace the HQ Troop Jeep with a White scout car for +5 points.5” gun Matador tractor GUN SECTION LIEUTENTANT GUN SECTION One Gun Troop with a total of: 2 Gun Sections 1 Gun Section 285 pts 170 pts Command Rifle Team 15 cwt truck Observer Rifle Team OP Carrier HQ SECTION SERGEANT OPTIONS: • Add 15 cwt trucks and Matadors at no cost.5” gun Matador tractor GUN SECTION GUN SECTION MEDIUM BATTERY. Royal Artillery are rated as Confident Trained.5” gun Matador tractor BL 5. 25 pdr gun Quad tractor 25 pdr gun Quad tractor GUN SECTION LIEUTENANT GUN SECTION MAJOR MAJOR Command Rifle Team 15 cwt truck 15 cwt truck Observer Rifle Team OP Carrier HQ SECTION SERGEANT Command Rifle Team Jeep Staff Team HQ TROOP LIEUTENTANT SERGEANT 25 pdr gun Quad tractor 25 pdr gun Quad tractor Command Rifle Team 15 cwt truck Observer Rifle Team OP Carrier 25 pdr gun Quad tractor 25 pdr gun Quad tractor HQ SECTION SERGEANT GUN SECTION GUN SECTION SERGEANT FIELD BATTERY.

17 Company HQ DIVISIONAL SUPPORT PLATOONS (choose one platoon from each box) WEAPONS PLATOONS COMBAT PLATOONS AIRLANDING RECONNAISSANCE TROOP AIRLANDING ANTI-AIRCRAFT PLATOON INFANTRY Airlanding Field Platoon. ARTILLERY Airlanding Battery. • If they roll any other score. An Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron is rated Fearless Veteran. It may also field one Support Platoon from each Support Platoon Box shown. Royal Artillery 15 15 AIR SUPPORT 21 Sporadic Air Support Unit symbols found on this company diagram indicate the origin of each platoon. many with battle experience in Italy or before joining the airborne. This list allows airborne players an alternate force for reconnaissance missions or to field the entire squadron as an interesiting “what if ” option. All options shown are available to a 1st Airborne Airlanding Company. the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron was divided between the Arnhem Bridge coup-de-main force (HQ. Royal Artillery Field Battery. Royal Artillery ARTILLERY 14 Medium Battery. they are destroyed and removed from the table as usual. ‘C’ and ‘D’ Troops. Royal Engineers INFANTRY 13 Airlanding Reconnaissance Troop Airlanding AntiAircraft Platoon PARACHUTE MORTAR PLATOON 13 AIRLANDING RECONNAISSANCE TROOP 17 17 17 7 Parachute Platoon Airlanding Platoon 11 Airlanding Reconnaissance Troop Parachute Mortar Platoon INFANTRY 9 8 Composite Platoon AIRLANDING RECONNAISSANCE TROOP ANTI-TANK 12 Airlanding Reconnaissance Troop Airlanding Anti-Tank Platoon Design Note: For Market-Garden. with a half troop of engineers from the 9th Field Company) and the rest of the squadron which was retained as a divisional reserve and ultimately used to defend a section of the Oosterbeek perimeter. 16 Version 2. they are unharmed. but still count as hit for the purpose of requiring a Motivation Test to Counterattack. POLISH PARACHUTE PLATOONS AND PARACHUTE ENGINEER PLATOONS BULLET PROOF ARMOR A non-Independent Infantry team from any Polish Parachute and Parachute Engineer Platton rolls a die when hit during an assault. • If they score a 6. MOTIVATION AND SKILL The Paras of the recce are all hand-picked volunteers. Years of hard training and combat has made them some of the toughest troops on any battlefield.AIRBORNE RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON (RECONNAISSANCE INFANTRY COMPANY) HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ An Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron must field a Squadron HQ and at least two Airlanding Reconnaissance Troops and may field one of each of the remaining Combat Platoons and Weapons Platoons shown.5 .

The ARP counts as a platoon for all purposes including deployment and Company Morale Checks.HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ HEADQUARTERS Company HQ 85 pts Company Command SMG Team Recce Jeep with AAMG 2iC Command SMG Team Recce Jeep with AAMG MAJOR MAJOR OPTIONS: • Add Mortar Section for +70 points. Teams placed in the ARP are no longer part of their original platoons. you may take the Scout Section teams in your combat platoons and form an Airlanding Recce Platoon (ARP). 365 pts 275 pts 185 pts Command MG Team PIAT Team Recce Jeep Recce Jeep Team with AAMG Team with AAMG CAPTAIN CAPTAIN HQ SECTION SUBALTERN SUBALTERN SUBALTERN MG Team MG Team MG Team MG Team MG Team MG Team Represents the 3 Troops of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron. In missions using the Scattered Reserves special rule. If you form an ARP. ceasing to be an Independent team and no longer counting as a 2iC Command Team. The ARP is a Reconnaissance Platoon. Recce Jeep with AAMG Recce Jeep with AAMG Recce Jeep with AAMG Recce Jeep with AAMG Recce Jeep with AAMG Recce Jeep with AAMG RECCE SECTION RECCE SECTION RECCE SECTION AIRLANDING RECONNAISSANCE TROOP AIRLANDING RECCE PLATOON Before deploying your force at the start of the game. Version 2. a Polish Para Recon Platoon may choose the table edge or corner on their side of the table they will enter.” POLISH PARACHUTE RECONNAISSANCE PLATOONS BICYCLES When making recce deployment moves the teams may move up to 16” (other recce deployment rules still apply). all the Scout Section teams in your force must join the platoon.5 17 . COMPANY HQ SUBALTERN AIRLANDING RECON TROOP 3” Mortar 3” Mortar SERGEANT SUBALTERN AIRLANDING RECON TROOP SUBALTERN AIRLANDING RECON TROOP Recce Jeep with AAMG Recce Jeep with AAMG MORTAR SECTION AIRBORNE RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON COMBAT PLATOONS AIRLANDING RECONNAISSANCE TROOP PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Recce Sections 2 Recce Sections 1 Recce Sections RECONNAISSANCE An Airlanding Reconnaissance Troop is a Reconnaissance Platoon SECTION MORTARS Each turn one of the Airlanding Reconnaissance Troop’s MG teams may fire as a Light Mortar firing Smoke. The 2iC becomes the Platoon Command team for the ARP.

5 . ARTILLERY FOR YOUR FREEDOM AND OURS The Poles display remarkable bravery in combat. organized. ARTILLERY British Field Battery. Royal Artillery 15 The 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade was trained. Royal Artillery 15 15 21 Limited Air Support Sporadic Air Support 21 18 Version 2. and may field one of each of the remaining Combat Platoons and Weapons Platoons shown. Night Attack. All options shown are available to a Parachute Company chosen from the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade. 19 BRIGADE AND XXX CORPS SUPPORT PLATOONS (choose one platoon from each box) WEAPONS PLATOONS COMBAT PLATOONS PARACHUTE PLATOON PARACHUTE MORTAR PLATOON INFANTRY 22 Parachute Engineer Platoon Parachute Platoon PARACHUTE PLATOON Parachute Mortar Platoon PARACHUTE ASSAULT PLATOON 20 19 19 19 AT GUNS 21 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery ARTILLERY 22 Parachute Platoon PARACHUTE PLATOON Parachute Assault Platoon PARA RECONNAISSANCE PLATOON 20 21 Airlanding Battery RECCE 23 British Armoured Car Platoon Parachute Platoon Para Recon Platoon TANKS 23 British Armoured Platoon Unit symbols found on this company diagram indicate the origin of each platoon. Advance Under Darkness. Polish Platoons fight to the last and may re-roll failed Platoon Morale Checks. INFANTRY 23 ALLIES British Rifle Platoon British support platoons are considered Allied Platoons as described on page 183 of the rulebook.KOMPANIA SPADOCHRONOWY (INFANTRY COMPANY) HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ Company HQ A Kompania Spadochronowy from the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Battalion must field a Company HQ and at least two Polish Parachute Platoons. Royal Artillery British Medium Battery. MOTIVATION AND SKILL A Polish Parachute Company is rated Fearless Veteran. The Polish Parachute Company Command Team may re-roll failed Company Morale Checks AIR SUPPORT British Field Battery. often pushing on to take objectives when other men would have turned back. and equipped along British lines and use the following British Special Rules: Carry on. It may also field one Support Platoon from each Support Box shown. Sergeant. They also have the following special rule of their own.

the Polish Paras (and British glider pilots) used it more frequently. HQ SECTION SIERZANT SIERZANT R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team Historical Note: The British Airborne forces in Market Garden were equipped with protective body armor. GAMMON BOMBS All SMG teams in a Parachute Platoon carry Gammon Bombs giving them Tank Assault 3. SIERZANT GAMMON BOMBS All Rifle/MG and SMG teams in a Parachute Platoon carry Gammon Bombs giving them Tank Assault 3.5 19 . SECTION MORTARS Each turn one of the Parachute Assault Platoon’s Rifle/MG teams may fire as a Light Mortar firing Smoke. Command SMG Team 2iC Command SMG Team PIAT Team PIAT Team PIAT Team HQ SECTION KOMPANIA SPADOCHRONOWY COMBAT PLATOONS PARACHUTE PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Rifle Squads 2 Rifle Squads 240 pts 175 pts Command Rifle/MG Team PIAT Team PORUCZNIK PORUCZNIK OPTIONS: • Replace up to 2 Rifle/MG teams with SMG teams at no cost.1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ HEADQUARTERS Company HQ with: 2 SMG Teams 65 pts KAPITAN KAPITAN OPTIONS: • Add up to 3 PIAT teams for +20 points per team. However . The British Paras didn’t like the additional weight and rarely used it. RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE SQUAD PARACHUTE PLATOON Version 2. • Add up to 3 Sniper teams for +50 points per team.

Command Rifle Team Observer Rifle Team PORUCZNIK PORUCZNIK HQ SECTION SIERZANT 3” Mortar Team 3” Mortar Team 3” Mortar Team 3” Mortar Team MORTAR SECTION SIERZANT MORTAR SECTION 3” Mortar Team 3” Mortar Team MORTAR SECTION PARACHUTE MORTAR PLATOON PARACHUTE ASSAULT PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 1 Sapper Section 140 pts Command R/MG Team PORUCZNIK PORUCZNIK PIAT Team OPTIONS: • Add PIAT Team for +20 points • Add Light Mortar Team for +25 points Light Mortar Team HQ SECTION SIERZANT Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team Pioneer R/MG Team SAPPER SECTION PARACHUTE ASSAULT PLATOON 20 Version 2. remove the Observer Rifle team from the platoon.WEAPONS PLATOONS PARACHUTE MORTAR PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Mortar Sections 2 Mortar Sections 1 Mortar Section 230 pts 160 pts 90 pts SIERZANT VICKERS MACHINE-GUNS You may replace the 3” mortar teams in one or both Mortar Sections with Vickers HMG teams at the start of the game before deployment. If both sections are replaced by HMG teams.5 .

Only 7 of the battery’s 16 guns successfully landed and were used to defend the approaches to the British 1st Airborne Division HQ in the Hotel Hartenstein. 170 pts 90 pts Command Rifle Team PORUCZNIK PORUCZNIK 6 pdr gun Jeep HQ SECTION SIERZANT SIERZANT 6 pdr gun Jeep 6 pdr gun Jeep Historical Notes: The gliders carrying the AT gun batteries of the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade landed on the British landing zones north of the Rhine since the Polish drop zones south of the Rhine where judged too hazardous for glider landings.PARACHUTE RECONNAISSANCE PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Rifle Squads 150 pts PORUCZNIK PORUCZNIK Command SMG Team A Parachute Reconnaissance Platoon is a Reconnaissance Platoon. 6 pdr gun Jeep 6 pdr gun Jeep ANTI-TANK SECTION ANTI-TANK SECTION AIRLANDING ANTI-TANK BATTERY SUPPORT PLATOONS AIRCRAFT LIMITED AIR SUPPORT Typhoon 170 pts Typhoon FLIGHT LIEUTENANT FLIGHT LIEUTENANT SPORADIC AIR SUPPORT Typhoon 120 pts Typhoon Historical Note: The Allied Tactical Air Forces failed to provide ground support to the British airborne troops during Operation Market-Garden. The Bicycles special rule can also represent the use of Welbikes (miniature motorcycles) and offers an interesting modeling opportunity. The British glider pilots served as gun crewmen after landing. SIERZANT HQ SECTION SIERZANT SMG Team SMG Team SMG Team SMG Team RECCE SQUAD RECCE SQUAD PARACHUTE RECCE PLATOON AIRLANDING ANTI-TANK BATTERY PLATOON HQ Section with: 2 Anti-tank Sections 1 Anti-tank Section • Add a 6 pdr AT Gun and Jeep to the HQ Section for +40 pts. Each AT gun was accompanied by two Polish crewmen.5 21 . The exception was some limited ground support provided in the Driel and Oosterbeek area late in the campaign. Typhoon FLIGHT FLIGHT Version 2. Historical Note: The 1st PIPB dropped a few bicycles with their units and commandeered civilian bicycles to improve the battalion recce platoon’s mobility.

The HQ Troop Command team and Staff team are Independent teams. hypothetical force. Rounds on the Ground. Design Notes: In Market-Garden the 1st PIPB’s Airlanding Battery was left behind due to a shortage of gliders. each Gun Troop operates as a separate platoon with its own Command Team. it becomes the Platoon Command Team. both Gun Troops are treated as a single platoon when calculating the number of platoons held in Ambush or Reserve. Although they count as separate platoons for all other purposes. In Market-Garden the engineer’s jeeps and heavy equipment landed north of the Rhine on the British LZs and never linked up with the rest of 1st PIPB at Driel. M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team GUN SECTION GUN TROOP GUN SECTION GUN TROOP POLISH AIRLANDING BATTERY 22 Version 2. The unit is presented here so players can field it as part of an alternate. all at the same time. and Mike Target. For example. HQ SECTION SIERZANT HQ SECTION SIERZANT M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team M1A1 75mm pack howitzer Jeep Team GUN SECTION SIERZANT GUN SECTION SIERZANT A Polish Airlanding Battery uses the British Artillery Special Rules Eight-Gun Batteries.5 . It joined the rest of the brigade south of Nijmegan after Market-Garden with the brigade’s administrative sea tail. If the HQ Troop Command team joins a Gun troop.PARACHUTE ENGINEER PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Sections 2 Sections 240 pts 170 pts Pioneer Command SMGTeam PORUCZNIK PORUCZNIK PIAT Team PIAT Team Pioneer Supply Jeep and Trailer HQ SECTION SIERZANT SIERZANT SIERZANT OPTIONS: • Upgrade up to two Pioneer SMG teams to Pioneer MG teams for +5 points each • Add Pioneer Supply Jeep and Trailer at no cost • Add up to 2 PIAT teams for +20 points per team Pioneer SMG Team Pioneer SMG Team Pioneer SMG Team Pioneer SMG Team Pioneer SMG Team Pioneer SMG Team SAPPER SECTION SAPPER SECTION SAPPER SECTION PARACHUTE ENGINEER PLATOON The 1st PIPB Engineering Company followed the British practice of attaching platoons or partial platoons to the Para battalions and companies as the mission required. an Airlanding Battery deploys as a single platoon. AIRLANDING BATTERY PLATOON HQ Troop with: Two Gun Troops with a total of: 4 Gun Sections One Gun Troop with a total of: 2 Gun Sections 1 Gun Section 135 pts 95 pts PORUCZNIK PORUCZNIK 245 pts KAPITAN KAPITAN Command Rifle Team Staff Team HQ TROOP PORUCZNIK PORUCZNIK PIAT Team Command Rifle Team Observer Rifle PIAT Team Team Command Rifle Team Observer Rifle PIAT Team Team OPTIONS: • Add Jeep teams at no cost • Add up to 3 PIAT teams to the HQ Section for +20 points each BIG BATTERIES Although a Polish Airlanding Battery is a single Support choice.

5 Troops of ‘C’ Squadron. Armoured Car Platoons are Reconnaissance Platoons. SANGFROID Historical Note: No. Sherman Sherman Firefly VC TANK TANK TANK ARMOURED PLATOON BRITISH RIFLE PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Rifle Squads 2 Rifle Squads 135 pts 105 pts Command Rifle/MG Team SUBALTERN SUBALTERN PIAT Team Light Mortar Team HQ SECTION British Rifle Platoons are rated as Confident Trained. British Armoured Car Platoons are rated as Confident Veteran. HQ TANK SERGEANT SERGEANT Historical Note: The 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards (8th Armoured Brigade) linked up with the 1st PIPB at Driel during the evening of September 22nd. SERGEANT SERGEANT SERGEANT Historical Note: Accompanying the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards on September 22nd were the infantry of the 5th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (5DCLI) riding on tanks and troop carriers. BRITISH ARMOURED PLATOON PLATOON HQ Section with: 3 Sherman Tanks 260 pts SUBALTERN SUBALTERN Command Sherman OPTIONS: • Add Firefly VC tank for +105 points. 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment (Guards Armoured Division) linked up with the 1st PIPB at Driel during the morning of September 22nd. 160 pts 125 pts Command Daimler I SUBALTERN SUBALTERN SERGEANT SERGEANT Daimler I Daimler Dingo Daimler Dingo HQ TANK ARMOURED CAR SCOUT CAR ARMOURED CAR PLATOON An Armoured Car Platoon of the 2nd Household Cavalry may attempt to Disengage even if it shot in its previous turn (see page 150 of the rulebook). An Armoured Car Platoon of the 2nd Household Cavalry may re-roll a failed Motivation Tests to avoid being Forced to Disengage (see page 151 of the rulebook). SERGEANT British Armoured Platoons are rated as Confident Veteran. 2 and No.5 23 .BRITISH ARMOURED CAR PLATOON PLATOON 2 Daimler I and 2 Dingo 2 Daimler I and 1 Dingo • Fit Littlejohn adaptor to one Daimler I armoured car at no cost. R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team R/MG Team RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE SQUAD RIFLE PLATOON Version 2.

Royal Artillery British Medium Battery. XXX CORPS SUPPORT PLATOONS (choose one platoon from each box) RECCE 23 COMBAT PLATOONS BRIGADE SUPPORT PLATOONS PARACHUTE ENGINEER PLATOON Parachute Engineer Platoon PARACHUTE ENGINEER PLATOON Parachute Engineer Platoon PARACHUTE ENGINEER PLATOON Parachute Engineer Platoon AT GUNS British Armoured Car Platoon Unit symbols found on this company diagram indicate the origin of each platoon. Royal Artillery ARTILLERY 15 19 20 Parachute Platoon PARACHUTE MORTAR PLATOON Parachute Mortar Platoon British Field Battery. 25 Company HQ MOTIVATION AND SKILL A Polish Parachute Engineer Company is rated Fearless Veteran. HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ PLATOON Company HQ with: 2 SMG Teams 65 pts KAPITAN KAPITAN OPTIONS: • Add up to 3 PIAT teams for +20 points per team. Historical Note: Due to the poor weather at some of the airfields and German opposition on the Polish DZ only about 2/3 of the Poles landed at Driel as planned.POWIETRZNA KOMPANIA SAPERÓW (INFANTRY COMPANY) HEADQUARTERS COMPANY HQ A Polish Parachute Engineer Company from the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Battalion must field a Company HQ and at least two Polish Parachute Engineer Platoons. • Add 1 Sniper teams for +50 points per team. Command SMG Team 2iC Command SMG Team PIAT Team PIAT Team PIAT Team HQ SECTION POWIETRZNA KOMPANIA SAPERÓW 24 Version 2. 22 22 22 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery ARTILLERY 21 22 TANKS 23 British Armoured Platoon INFANTRY 23 Airlanding Battery INFANTRY British Rifle Platoon ARTILLERY British Field Battery.5 . GAMMON BOMBS All SMG teams in a Parachute Platoon carry Gammon Bombs giving them Tank Assault 3. All options shown are available to a Parachute Company chosen from the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade. Royal Artillery 15 15 AIR SUPPORT Limited Air Support Sporadic Air Support 21 ALLIES 21 British support platoons are considered Allied Platoons as described on page 183 of the rulebook. It may also field one Support Platoon from each Support Box shown. It appears in some accounts that the Polish Engineer Company fought as a unit rather than being farmed out to the Para battalions. It may field an additional Combat Platoon.