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Perhaps someone can help me with a question I have - I can't seem to find any reference in the rules as to WHERE the German squads and dummies initially set up. There's a reference to "set up areas" in the set-up section but I can't seem to find any reference defining these areas.

Am I missing something here?
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Hi Roland.

Your post prompted me to get my copy out to see if I could help.
Having never played I wasn't immediately familiar with your dilemma but having now read the set-up instructions I can understand your difficulties.

There was actually a list of errata published for Pegasus Bridge in the S&T issue #125 but having just checked it there is no reference to the German set-up question.

You may, however, want to have a look because it contains some slight alterations to rules and gameplay but, more importantly, highlights a major oversight with the map - they missed off 29 'communication' lines during production (see item 11.)

See here... http://www.grognard.com/errata/st/s&t122.html

So, no obvious help there on set-up but this production problem made me give the map another look and then I noticed there are 8 'distinct' areas in and around the famous Bridge location that either have a red square or red cirle. Although there doesn't appear to be any reference to their significance it cannot be coincidence that all German Set-up chits have a combination of Garrisons & Dummies always equal to 8.
My, guess would be these are the German set-up positions.
I'll scout around for a more formal/official answer but in the mean-time I would place my start-up Germans there.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks, Barry.

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You're very welcome Roland.

I haven't managed to get a more authoritative answer to this yet but I'll keep trying.

I've even tried asking the, as was then, Graphic Designer and artist responsible for the map in question (Rodger MacGowan) but unfortunately he cannot remember - it was almost 20 years ago though!!

BTW: I'd be interested to hear how you get on with this if you do get around to playing.
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Roland.

Doh!!.. talk about not being able to see the wood for the trees!!.

Having just printed off the Errata list that I posted in my earlier thread above I noticed point 2. does infact refer to the German Set-up problem.

I've quoted it below for reference...

Here is the listed errata for S&T#122 Pegasus Bridge as given
in S&T#125.


1. Units inside bunkers receive a -1 fire combat modifier.
2. The areas with the red inner outlines are German set-up areas.
3. Extra German machine gun is placed in pillbox (14.0)
4. There is supposed to be a blue glider line connecting the
last /_\ and south of the Compass Rose.
5. The approximate distance between areas varies from 50 to 200
meters, with glider entry areas being the longest and the areas
around the bridge the shortest.
6. British units may continue to move after clearing a bunker if
they have enough movement points. (5.3)
7. Leaders add a +1 die roll modifier to grenade attacks.
8. British reinforcement A enters on Turn 7, reinforcement B enters
on Turn 8, and reinforcement C enters on Turn 9.
9. When machine guns combine fire with small arms, use the small arms
line and count each machine gun as 4 small arms strength points.
10. If a tank enters an area with the wrecked Mercedes, it costs an
extra movement point to move through.
11. Map errata: 29 lines got dropped off the map during production.
The exaggeratedly thick black lines shown on the map sections below
should be added to your map as simple black lines.

See the errata sheet for the details of map corrections mentioned in point 11.

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