Battle of the Gazala Line - May 26, 1942

Mediterranean Theater By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 07/28/2015
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)
Forward Spotting rules are in effect for the Allies for the hill marked with an FS.(Actions-4)
Air Power is 1 die for BOTH sides.
Mines are laid by the Allies.
North African Desert rules are in effect.(Action-9)
BCF 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.

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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