Operatian Crusader started on the morning of 18 November 1941. It was an attempt to relieve the siege of Tobruk. The 7th Armored Brigade had the task of capturing the Airfield of Sidi Rezegh and the town itself, while the Trigh Capuzzo road had to be secured also. They quickly overran the airfield and tried to capture the road down towards Sidi Rezegh but were blocked by German guns and infantry.
On November 22nd, 1941, the airfield held by the 7th Armor Brigade and a support group prepared to attack the Germans on the ridge. Two german panzer divisions fel upon them. Th British tried to hold the airfield and attack the ridge. The 4th and 22th armor divisions joined the fray. It resulted in fiery and confused battles with German and British tanks rolling over the dust-clouded shooting at everything.
The following day the fighting over the airfield went on.
Rommel managed to defeat the Allied armor and attempted to link up with his cut -off defenses in the east. He nearly achieved a strategic victory. However losses caused him to withdraw from Cyrenaica.
Axis Player ( General der Panzertruppe Erwin Rommel ): 6 Cards.
You go first.
Allied Player ( Sir General Claude Auchinleck ): 6 Cards.
Conditions of Victory:
The Trigh Capuzzo Road's end, Sidi Rezegh, and the road leading to it, plus the Airfield are vicotry Medal Locations for the Allies.
The Airfield, and the hex splitting Allied forces are Victory Medal Locations for the Axis.
Axis Elite Armor has 4 figures.
Axis Artillery is an 88mm AA/AT Gun. Place a Star token next to it.
Moves 0-1 or battles at 2-2-2-2, stars count as hits against tanks.
Use the original author's rule:
Move 0-1 or battle at 2-2-2 against infantry, 4-4-4 against tanks.
The road to Sidi Rezegh is on the same elevation like the Ridge.
I've placed only a curved road hex for desert purposes.
It's the only normally passable hex for Armor units (on the ridge).
Armor units to the left off the ridge cannot enter any ridge hexes. They can enter it only from the right side.
Oasis Recovery Rules ae in effect. See rules for it in the TP or MT rulebook.
Ampiburrr's scenario revised
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.