Having liberated Eindhoven the previous day, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment moved out to the east toward Helmond. Easy Company led the reconnaissance, riding on Cromwells of the King's Royal Hussars. Three miles east of Eindhoven, after passing through the small town of Nuenen, someone yelled "Kraut tanks!" A massed armored assault by Panzer-Brigade 107 had run directly into the Allied team. As the panzers deployed with infantry behind them, the men of Easy Company took cover in the irrigation ditches crisscrossing the nearby fields while the Cromwells moved into combat.
Attacker: German (Panzer-Brigade 107)
Defender: British / American (15/19 King's Royal Hussars and 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division)
Turns: 7 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Nuenen, The Netherlands 1944-09-20
Squads: A:13.0 D:9.0
AFVs: A:8 PzKpfw VG x 2 JgdPz IV x 1 SPW 251/sMG x 2 SPW 251/1 x 3