Battle of Nezuet Ghirba - June 16, 1940

Egypt
Mediterranean Theater By: RBorg - Last update: 08/22/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x5 x6 x5
    first You play first
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Historical Background:
Mussolini declared war on France and Britain on June 10, 1940. In Egypt, British frontier forces were immediately ordered to infiltrate the border and attack the Italian forts of Maddalena and Capuzzo. By June 14th, both outposts had fallen. Two days later, an Italian column was spotted on its way to re-garrison the forts. After an initial skirmish, British commander John Combe withdrew behind a slight rise, gathering all available forces in the area. When he advanced again, the Italian column had formed up in a square. Combe's tanks circled it in Native American fashion, reducing it to silence after an intense firefight.

The stage is set, the battle lines drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis Player [Italy]
Take 6 Command cards.

Allied Player [Great Britain]
Take 5 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals.

Special Rules:
North African Desert Rules are in effect (Actions 9 - North African Desert Rules). In addition, Allied Armor units may only move 2 hexes and battle, not the normal 3 hexes.

British Commonwealth Forces command rules (Nations 5 - British Commonwealth Forces) and Italian Royal Army Command rules are in effect (Nations 6 - Italian Royal Army).

Supply Vehicle rules (Action 24- Re-Supply) are in effect for the 3 Axis Supply Trucks (Troops 17 - Supply Trucks).

Patrol Car rules are in effect (Troops 19 - Long Range Patrol Cars) for the 3 Allied units.