Battle of El Guettar - March 23, 1943 - March 26, 1943

Americans Rise Again
Mediterranean Theater By: 50th - Last update: 09/28/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x6 x5
first You play first    


Historical Background:
Kassarine Pass was a dismal failure. Americans had lost faith in their commanders to fight the Germans. On March 6th, General George Patton arrived to take over for Gen Lloyd Fredendal and began to whip the American army in Tunisia into shape. On March 23rd the American 1st Infantry division took the hills around El Guettar pass, a narrow pass through hills were highway 15 snakes toward Gabes. The 10th Panzer division consisting of Panzer IV's, Marder tank destroyers and Panzergrenadiers made its way toward the pass. General Patton stood on hill 336 along with Gen Theodore Roosevelt Jr and watched the battle unfold. Artillery and M-3 tank destroyers were positioned in the valley, while infantry took the high ground to either side of the pass. The Germans attempted twice to break through the pass, and both times their attacks were broken up by artillery and anti-tank fire. The Germans finally withdrew back to the German headquarders at Gabes.

Briefing:
Allies: Take 6 command cards.

Axis: Take 5 command cards and move first.

Conditions of Victory:
Five medals

Special Rules:
Anti-tank Special Weapons Asset rules are found on page 8 and 9 of the Mediterranean Front rulebook or SWA card #2
Air Power is reversed, Axis roll two dice, allies roll one.
North African Desert Rules are in effect. See Mediterranean Front rules page 7 or Action card #9.

Scenario Bibliography:
Wikipedai-Battle of El Guettar
Documentary Patton 360-Rommel's Last Stand

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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