Megagames Nederland presents a one-day strategic
and political game with players gathered from across Europe where you
decide the outcome
100 other players you are:
Breakthrough 1940: The Game
1940 is a map based game that will give room to about a hundred players
and umpires. The players are grouped into teams, consisting of
political or military decision makers.
game brings in the problems of alliance warfare for the Allies - joined
together in some cases for the first time. Belgium and the
Netherlands being unable to jointly plan with France and Britain prior
to hostilities due to their neutral status. The Germans, on
other hand are faced with the prospect of launching their new
blitzkrieg doctrine against the strongest and best-equipped army in
Europe, the French. I is one thing to use this successfully against an
outdated and numerically inferior enemy like in Poland - quite another
against an enemy numerically superior and with, in many cases, better
technology. If this new doctrine fails to bring the campaign to a
speedy conclusion, the Germans face the unwelcome prospect of a
prolonged and bloody war of attrition.
the game is based on history both sides will get the opportunity to
devise their own plans. How well these plans are thought out and
executed will determine the outcome of the game. And history may be
changed as a result.
1940 will take place on the 25th of April 2009, in the Liefland
College, Utrecht. Located centrally in the Netherlands, and easily
accessible by car and public transport.
In addition, two umpire training sessions will be held prior to the
event, on February 21st and March 14th, in Nijmegen.
What is Megagames Nederland?
Nederland is made up of a couple of enthusiast who have been designing
games and megagames for a long time. They were inspired Jim Wallman who
organised some of the first mega-games in England. Jim, who now has
more than 50 megagames to his name, designed 'Breakthrough
in 1990 and it was a great success. He is excited to restage the game
for a new audience.
Megagame Nederland and Jim Wallman have previously organised, amongst
others, Operation Market Garden 2004. This website contains an
after action report of the game as it played out, complete with
full-colour action photos.