You can tell I am on holiday as I am playing games! I managed to play the Ste Mere-Eglise scenario from Memoir 44 against my oldest. Without giving a blow-by-blow account of the game itself, suffice to say it was a close run thing with both sides having a chance of victory but in the end my Germans were defeated by the US paratroopers.
I quite enjoyed the game it played pretty quickly and the use of the Command cards certainly gave pause for thought in both sides. I can't say it is a military simulation but it is a diverting strategy game with a military theme.
This was also my first game of Memoir 44 for the 6 by 6 Challenge.