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Combat Mission BFN: Market Garden Pre-Order Begins
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Battlefront.com has announced pre-ordering has begun for Combat Mission Battle for Normandy: Market Garden, an upcoming expansion for the WWII ground warfare tactical simulator. In Market Garden players will get the chance to recreate the failed Allied attempt to cross the Rhine and enter Germany in 1944. The expansion will feature two new campaigns, new bridges, new map tools, new scenarios, master maps, new units, and new equipment.

Combat Mission: Market Garden depicts allied Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery's September 1944 dash across Holland in a daring gambit to leap the Rhine river and enter the heartland of Germany itself. Fielding U.S., British and Polish forces, Operation Market Garden was meant to be the lightning stroke which would end the war that year. It included the largest airborne operation seen to that day or since. Market Garden ended in tragedy, though, when the allies failed to capture their final objective, the Rhine river bridge at Arnhem. It was, in the famous words of Lt. General Fredrick "Boy" Browning, a bridge too far.

CM: Market Garden allows the player to recreate Monty's desperate struggles to reach and cross the Rhine in Holland. It is an expansion module to Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy and requires the base game in order to play, upgraded to 2.0! No other modules are required.

New, larger bridges!

For the first time, CM:Market Garden offers detailed, historical, to-scale models of the bridges involved in the Market Garden battles:

  • Arnhem bridge
  • Arnhem railroad bridge
  • Eindhoven bridge
  • Nijmegen bridge
Along with generic large bridges for creating your own fictional battles:
  • Canal bridge
  • Angled bridge
  • Round bridge
New buildings!

New urban buildings, modeled after buildings near the Arnhem and Nijmegen bridges; and windmills!

New map tools!

New editor elevation tools, and a new terrain type: dirt footpaths

New Scenarios!

Ranging from tiny to huge and with a varied mix of forces, 14+ standalone scenarios focus on the new units, weapons and vehicles found in the module.

Master Maps!

The 7 "master maps" are huge maps, historically accurate, detailed and thoroughly researched, depicting the main areas around the bridges where most of the fighting happened:

  • Oosterbeek
  • Johana Hoeve
  • Arnhem Road Bridge
  • Oosterhout ( north of Nijmegen)
  • Nijmegen
  • West Nijmegen
  • Elst
These master maps will help scenario designers in creating their own scenarios without the burden of having to create the maps from scratch. The maps can be cut to encompass smaller areas for individual battles.

Two Campaigns: Allied and German

THE ROAD TO NIJMEGEN ALLIED CAMPAIGN

    September 17, 1944. Holland.
    15 missions.
A MOMENT IN TIME - GERMAN CAMPAIGN
    September 19, 1944. Holland.
    6 missions.
New Units and Equipment!

New Major Formations!

Combat Mission Battle for Normandy: Market Garden can be pre-ordered now for $35 plus S&H. Battlefront.com plans to ship the module in 4-6 weeks.

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