Memoir '44 D-Day Landings Memoir '44 D-Day Landings

Battle of Mekili - March 31, 1941 - April 11, 1941

Unternehmen Sonnenblume - Rommel's First Offensive
Mediterranean Theater By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 08/27/2012
Allied Player: Axis Player:
x5 x8 x6 x8
    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:
Rommel's reward for his success in France was to be promoted and appointed commander of the 5th Light and 11th Panzer Divisions, and when redesignated the Afrika Corps, were sent to Libya in early 1941 to aid the demoralized Italian troops. They had just suffered a heavy defeat from British forces in Operation Compass. It was in Africa where Rommel received his greatest fame as a commander.

Briefing:
Axis(bottom player): 6 cards, you move first.
Allies (top player): 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals.
The Exit hex can be used by BOTH sides for 1 additional medal for each exiting unit.
Mekili and Timimi are temporary medal objectives worth 1 medal each for the Axis.

Special Rules:
Blitz rules are in effect.
North African Desert rules are in effect.
Headquarters and Supply hex is owned by the Allies.
The 2 oases hexes behind the Allied line can be used by them for recovery. The oasis hex behind the Axis line can be used by them for recovery.
Italian troops retreat as normal units.
Italian engineer as marked.
Special forces on both sides as marked.
Mobile artillery rules are in effect (represents the devastating 88)

NOTE: Jebel el Akhdar, translated as the 'Green Mountain', is a heavily forested plateau with wadis in central Libya. It is one of the few forested areas in all of North Africa.

Warning:
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.

Set-up Order
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