After Action Report 01
Rene Van der Assem - CO Guards Armoured Division
Well that was that.
As part of the Guards Armour team I must say that apart from the startup
problems we encountered since our logsplayers went missing (presumably
in the oil drums and food crates), we had a great run.
It was also a day of mixed results. Our first attack went pretty much
as expected altough we were not able to push as far as we had planned.
Some German Artillery Battallion found it neccessary to
Next couple of turns things got worse however. Due to some geographical
problems (basically the shitty dutch terrain with all its slootjes, we
were crawling along at snailspace. This turned out to be a big problem
a bit later on when a sizable German counterattack from Veldhoven towards
Eindhoven hit our flank and pretty much left part of 32 brigade and our
divisional troops in shambles. I am happy to
However this situation forced us to rest our troops who had been fighting
for 1,5 day now and which was pretty much noticable in their performance
(no comments from para please After reorganising the
We did reach the outskirts of Arnhem but we will never know if we were
on time altough I do think (personally) that Airborne was still in a good
enough position to hold out for 1/2 day for us to reinforce
In hindsight I think we can easily say that if we could have done anything
different it was the fact that we stayed 1/2 day too long in the Best/Zon
area to give our troops some much needed rest from the
All in all a very good day.
René van den Assem