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Unpainted Plastic 54mm (1/32nd - about 2 1/4 inches high)

World War II Operation Market Garden "A Bridge To Far" Tri-Series Master Playset


This master set combines all three of our WWII Operation Market Garden Playsets in one package. You get The British Attack, Waal River Crossing and The Defense of Arnhem. By combining all three sets the resulting collection creates a broad canvas upon which you and your kids can rewrite history! Please note that the contents of each set are almost entirely different from the others in the range. When combining all three sets you will save a further 10% off the cost of the trio.

Few of history's military offensives have been as daring as WWII's "Operation Market Garden." This plan, put into action in September, 1944, was a combined Allied air and ground operation designed to force a path through Germany's weakened defenses in The Netherlands, moving  a massive Allied force across the Rhine and into Germany, ending the war by Christmas.

The plan was for over 30,000 American and British airborne troops to land behind German lines in order to seize a series of bridges which stretched across Holland. This "airborne carpet" could then be utilized by the British 30th Armored Corps, to dash forward, destroying any light German opposition which might oppose them. But too much was left to chance.

The Allies were unprepared to fight a determined enemy. When the paratroops landed behind enemy lines they found they could not seize the bridges according to schedule, which caused massive delays. Precious hours were spent rebuilding bridges or installing  portable ones brought up in trucks. In one instance a group of American paratroops had to cross a river in flimsy boats under direct enemy fire in order to seize a bridge from both ends. And the ultimate goal, of a toehold in Germany, was denied the British Airborne division because of faulty planning, the loss of many units due to a variety of reasons and mostly because British intelligence had failed to learn that two German tank divisions had recently moved into the area into which the lightly-armed "Red Devils" were dropping.

Now you can re-fight Operation Market Garden, and, with luck, succeed where the allies failed.

Contents (unpainted 54mm scale figures and accessories):

The Allies:
45 Matchbox British Infantrymen
48 cloned Airfix U.S. Paratroops
21 Airfix British Paratroops
2 Marx recast U.S. Paratroops with 2 Parachutes
4 Marx recast Inflatable Boats with 8 Crewmen with Paddles
3 CTS British Churchill Tanks
3 CTS American Sherman Tanks
4 Marx recast Willys Jeeps
3 Fencibles British 25-Pounder Field Guns
2 New Ray U.S. Halftracks with Quad-Mounted Machine Guns
1 New Ray British Spitfire Fighter Plane

The Germans:
60 Matchbox German Infantry
14 Airfix cloned German Infantry
10 Airfix cloned German Paratroops
11 CTS German Assault Troops
3 BMC German Mortar Team
2 CTS German 88mm Guns
1 CTS German Halftrack
3 CTS German Tanks

Accessories:
1 Airfix Checkpoint Bridge
1 Plasticville Steel Girder Bridge
1 Fencibles Portable Bailey Bridge
2 BMC Ruined Houses in 2 different colors
1 TimMee Red Brisk Building Ruin
2 Fencibles Sandbag Redoubts
8 Charbens Sandbag Redoubts
24 BMC Sandbag Walls
8 Marx recast Sandbag Redoubts
4 CTS Trees
4 Marx Tree Lines
20 Marx Dead Trees, Rocks and Stumps
2 M.P.C. Rocky Defense Positions
4 M.P.C. Large Boulders
2 Fencibles Pillboxes
8 sections Marx recast Barbed Wire Fences
34-piece set of Marx recast Untouchable Accessories
1 CTS German Flag with Timpo Flagpole and Base
1 CTS British Flag with Timpo Flagpole and Base

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Contents may vary from photo and/or description.
Please note that CTS tanks and halftrack are produced in 1:48th scale, which is smaller than 1:32nd scale, but still "work" with 54mm toy soldiers. Our Toy Soldier Company playsets ship free to domestic U.S. addresses only using regular ground delivery. For information on express delivery and international orders, click on our Shipping Rates button at the bottom of any page.
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