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Operation Torch - November 08, 1942 - November 09, 1942

Operation Torch - Safi Landing
Mediterranean Theater By: 50th - Last update: 08/28/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
Operation Torch was the first American operation of the European war. The allied forces consisting of British and American forces, landed in three different places in Morocco, Fedala, Mehdia, and Safi. At Safi, the landings were mostly successful. The landings were begun without covering fire, in the hope that the French would not resist at all. However, once French coastal batteries opened fire, Allied warships returned fire. By the time Allied commanding General Harmon arrived, French snipers had pinned the assault troops (most of whom were in combat for the first time) on Safi's beaches. Most of the landings occurred behind schedule. Carrier aircraft destroyed a French truck convoy bringing reinforcements to the beach defenses. Safi surrendered on the afternoon of 8 November. By 10 November, the remaining defenders were pinned down, and the bulk of Harmon's forces raced to join the siege of Casablanca.

Briefing:
Allies: Take 6 command cards and move first.

Vichy French: Take 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Allies: Take 5 medals and the four city hexes of Safi form a Sole Control Medal Objective for a total of 6 medals.

Vichy French: Take a total of 6 medals.

Special Rules:
For rules on Sea Bluffs and Cliffs, see terrain card #11 Cliffs and Sea Bluffs.
Air Rules are in effect.
For rules on barracks, see terrain card #17 Barracks.
For rules on cemeteries, see terrain card #18 Cemeteries.
For rules on churches, see terrain card #19 Churches.
For rules on railroad tracks, see terrain card #38 Railroad Tracks.
The Infantry with badges are snipers.
For rules on snipers, see troops card #10 Snipers.
For rules on Landing Craft, see troops card #15 Landing Craft
For rules on destroyers, see troops card #12 Destroyers
For rule on Sole Control Medal Objective, see page 4 WW.

Scenario Bibliography:
Wikipedia
The War in the Desert by Time Life Books

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.

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