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Oosterbeek: Witches Cauldron
Published by: Critical Hit
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WITCHES CAULDRON—THE OOSTERBEEK PERIMETER is a new variant historical module that allows you to recreate the classic struggle of the Battle of Arnhem on a never-simulated-at-this-scale rendition of the battlefield. And to do it in the ultimate detail, house-by-house, at 50 yards scale. This game does not purport to answer whether Monty’s bold gamble to cross the Rhine and break into the heart of Hitler’s Third Reich could have succeeded. Nor does it have anything to do with whether ‘Market Garden’ aimed one or more bridges ‘too far’. Instead, WITCHES CAULDRON—THE OOSTERBEEK PERIMETER puts the gamer literally inside the hexenkessel, hammered by two Waffen SS panzer divisions day after day. There is no escape nor respite and this game is not suggested for the faint of heart. If you are ready to travel back in time, to recreations of the very places in history where most of the Arnhem Victoria Crosses were earned in pitched combat, while staring down the dark menace of massive King Tigers, Sturmgeschutz, and a smorgasbord of captured AFVs ranging from Dutch armored cars to French flame-throwing tanks—then this game is for you.

Historical maps are what CH is all about and WITCHES CAULDRON—THE OOSTERBEEK PERIMETER continues that tradition in grand style. The game maps were created on-site by designer Kurt Martin with assistance from CH researchers and Dutchmen Jack Westman and Hans Korting, the team spending over a year mapping every land-form and terrain-form. The resulting 36” x 48” playing area breaks new ground in the tactical-level game genre and is detailed and extensive.

THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE GAME! Ownership of Beyond Valor and West of Alamein or For King and Country are required to use this product.


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play count
1: Tiger Route0 Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOBritishGerman (SS)1.4 hrs7%
2: Brave but Doomed0 7.00Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOBritishGerman (SS)2.4 hrs3%
3: Piercing the Veil0 6.00Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOGerman (SS)British1.8 hrs1%
4: Stand and Die0 7.00Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOGerman (SS)British3.4 hrs54%
5: Till the Woods Run Red0 3.00Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOBritishGerman (SS)2.9 hrs0%
6: Smashed from the Left0 6.00Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOGermanBritish3.7 hrs1%
7: Loyal to the Last0 6.00Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOGerman (SS)British2.4 hrs2%
8: Armstrong's Broken Lance0 6.50Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOBritishGerman1.8 hrs2%
9: Raising Cain0 6.50Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOGerman (SS)British1.7 hrs4%
10: The White House0 7.50Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOGerman (SS)British2.5 hrs3%
11: Won on Points0 5.00Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOBritishGerman1.1 hrs7%
12: Hotel Hell0 7.33Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOGerman (SS)British2.5 hrs6%
13: Sting Like a Bee0 5.00Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOGerman (SS)British2.7 hrs3%
14: Polish Stronghold0 6.67Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOPolish / BritishGerman2.5 hrs5%
15: Through the Side Door0 9.00Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOGerman (SS)British9.7 hrs2%
16: Operation Berlin0 Oosterbeek, The NetherlandsETOBritishGerman (SS)3.8 hrs0%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

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Wednesday 13 November 2019 03:13:20 AM  (c)dramsey 2019