Battle of the Gazala Line - May 26, 1942

Mediterranean Theater By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 12/08/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
The Battle of Gazala was fought in North Africa in 1942 and culminated with the Allies losing Tobruk-a defeat Winston Churchill called a "disgrace". The battle came after there had been a lull in the war from February to mid-May 1942. Rommel was keen to continue his campaign in the region while Churchill wanted his military commanders there to show a more offensive approach. Rommel's willingness to go on the offensive and improvise his plans lead to his victory.

Axis: 5 cards, you move first.
Allies: 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 Medals.
Bir Hakeim and Gazala are temporary medal objectives worth 1 medal for the Axis.
The exit hex on the Allied baseline can be used by the Axis for one additional medal for each unit exiting the board.

Special Rules:
Blitz rules are in effect.(Actions-15)
Hill 317 rules are in effect for the Allies for the hill marked with an 'H'.
Air Power is 1 die for BOTH sides.
Mines are laid by the Allies.
North African Desert rules are in effect.(Action-9)
Stiff Upper lip rules are in effect.(Nations-5)
All Italian ground units may retreat 1,2 or 3 hexes for each flag rolled against them.
Italian artillery may ignore 1 flag rolled against them.
Headquarter and supply rules are in effect for the Allies. (Actions-17 ) (Terrain-56)
Special weapons assets, early war, for the Allied units with an anti-tank gun(SWA-5) and a machine gun(SWA-7)
Place special forces badges on the German and Italian units.(Troops-2)
Place engineer badges on the German and Italian units.(Troops-4 )
German single figure infantry unit with the Afrika Corps badge is a command car.(Troops-20)
Use French Army rules(Nations-7) for all units on their left flank,including the artillery unit.
Infantry unit with 3 figures and depleted unit badge is a patrol car. (Troops-19)

Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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