Over on the infantry forum there is an interesting thread about the theoretical re-taking of Pegasus Bridge in a modern setting with todays equipment and capabilities. Here is a proposed plan from that thread: From: Felixthefox Medium size force of SF approx 50 inserted by helo far away. They get close at set time hit the initial defences reinforced by helo within minutes. Enemy armour held back by close air support. Hold out until friendly armour can arrive. Sounds good. Bit conventional though.. Thought we could have a go in here rather than drag theirs off-topic There MUST be other methods, tactics or equipments that might not initially seem like battle-winners, but which may just turn out to be the key to taking the bridge. In addition to infantry, gliders and armour, I'm going with puppies and dolphins. Right. The infantry board the gliders. Each infantryman is carrying a puppy in his backpack. Two freshwater dolphins are strapped inside wet blankets to the underside of each glider's wings. The gliders follow the course of the Caen canal. Once within 1km of the landing site they drop to 30ft and drop the dolphins into the water, make a bank turn and execute a textbook landing 300m from the bridge. The dolphins hear human voices and instinctively head off to the germans at the bridge to see if anyone there has a ball. By now, the infantry is in position at the bridge and has released the puppies. These follow the trail of meaty chunks previously thrown by the infantry until they come into view of the germans. No-one can resist a puppy and the germans are no different. To a man, they put down their MPs, go down on one knee and start beckoning the pups. Just then the dolphins turn up. Those that didn't get a puppy immediately go over to the railing and become entranced by their "almost human, magical" antics. A german sentry finds a beachball left over from his Atlantic Wall posting and throws it to the dolphins. The infantry have all selected individual targets by now. A flare goes up which frightens the puppies who sprint back to the infantry. Head shots all round. The infantry, under strict orders not to look at the dolphins, then steams in and takes the bridge almost unopposed. A final, single shot takes out the ball leaving the dolphins with nothing to do and they quickly become bored and fin off downstream. Any demolition charges under the bridge can be defused at leisure. Call armour forward and hang on for 24 hours knowing air support is only a call away. Edited to add that ANY battle in history is allowed.