Alternate subject heading: Further proof I have too much time on my hands
In a brief survey of 1900 Boxer Rebellion games, I came across the highly acclaimed "Keep Up the Fire!" from Victory Point Games. It is a solitaire game, simple in complexity, and colorful enough to offer a feeling of what was once an exotic locale for Westerners. Despite the first rating of ten being that of the designer [!], I take the group of comments found on BGG at face value and see that this kind of abstract approach to a siege and the desperate struggle for a relief force's arrival is popular, fun, and worthwhile.
So ... it strikes me that this set of circumstances is vaguely similar to the battle of Market-Garden (in that the sets of paratroopers are "besieged" while the armored forces try hard to reach them--and the bridges--before all is lost.)
My question--if I have one--is this: Would there be value to a simple but historically accurate depiction of Market-Garden along the lines of "Keep Up the Fire!"? (Perhaps its value would be only as a teaching tool, though one that could be fun.) Or does Market-Game have to be the complex aand heavy beast that we see simulated elsewhere?