Combat Commander: Battle Pack #1: Paratroopers

Combat Commander: Battle Pack #1: Paratroopers

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Fields of Blood
After a pause to tend to the wounded, the German paratroopers launched another attack on the American positions along the woodline above Lanzerath. Lieutenant Bouck again called for artillery support and was again denied due to more pressing concerns…

Fields of Fire
Regimental Order No. 54 was given to the 1st Company, 9th Regiment of the 3rd Fallschirmjaeger Division: The unit was instructed to clear Lanzerath and other villages in and around the Losheim Gap of enemy Resistance. This was to prepare …

Encircled at Hill 30
Elements of the 2nd Bn, 508th PIR under Lt. Col. Thomas Shanley were one of the few groups of troopers that landed west of the Merderet River. In constant enemy contact and short of supplies, Shanley decided to withdraw to …

We Go!
In the early hours of June 6, the paratroopers of the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions leapt into the night over Normandy to clear the path for the invading Allied forces who were at that time steaming across the English …

Look Mom, No Tanks!
After being isolated for 7 days, out of fuel and low on ammunition, Peiper was finally given permission to breakout from his beleaguered position at La Gleize. Leaving a rear guard to demolish the remaining tanks and vehicles (numbering nearly …

Blizzard Baptism
The US 17th Airborne Division was new to the European Theater of Operations, having just arrived in the Reims area in France on the 25th of December. The division was attached to General Patton's 3rd Army. One of its initial …

Red Skies at Night
On the night of September 24-25, the Russian 5th Airborne Brigade air assaulted into the Bukrin Bend to establish a bridgehead on the west bank of the Dnieper River. The jump was less than successful as the troopers were widely …

Operation Repulse
The isolated 101st Airborne seemed to be surviving on courage alone. By Christmas, they were running low on food, medicine, fuel and heavy ammunition. A plan was devised to resupply them from the air. Fifty gliders towed by C47 cargo …

No Ingouf Around
Against heavy machine-gun, mortar and artillery fire, the bloody remnants of Lt. Col. Robert Cole's 3/502 PIR ( 101st Airborne) charged across open ground and established themselves around an abandoned farmhouse near the Madeleine Canal. Reinforced…

Carentan Causeway
Shortly after D-Day, American forces arriving at Omaha and Utah beaches were separated by the Douve River, the city of Carentan, and a determined force of German defenders. Lt. Col. Robert Cole's 3/502P1R (101st Airborne), supported by artillery and…

Turnbull Turns 'Em
lt's D-Day, and the 82nd Airborne Division is struggling to consolidate its defenses at St. Mere Eglise. Expecting a counterattack from the north, 3/505 Commander Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort orders D Company's 3rd Platoon, led by 1st Lt. Turner…
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