As part of the Battle of Fort Eben-Emael, German paratroop forces were to grab nearby bridges. Group Iron, under Leutnant Martin Schächter, composed of ninety men in ten gliders, who would capture the Kanne bridge. As the gliders began to descend towards their objective, the bridge was destroyed by several demolition explosions set off by the Belgian garrison. Unlike the garrisons of the other two bridges, the Belgian defenders at Kanne had been forewarned, as the German mechanized column heading for the bridge to reinforce Group Iron arrived twenty minutes ahead of schedule. Its appearance ruined any chance of a surprise assault and gave the defenders sufficient time to destroy the bridge. As the gliders came in to land, one was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the ground killing most of the occupants. The remaining eight landed successfully, and the airborne troops stormed the Belgian positions. . .
Attacker: German (Elements of Group Iron, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Paratroop Division and elements of 151st Infantry Regiment)
Defender: Belgian (Elements of Belgian Border Patrol)
Turns: 7.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Kannes, Belgium 1940-05-10
Squads: A:16.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 D:2 Mitrailleuse de 13.2 CAJ x 1 M76 A x 1