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[Tunisia] Takrouna - Action 2 - May 11, 1943

Last battle of the Free French in Tunisia.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 08/05/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first


Historical Background:
In the beginning of May 1943, the battle of Tunisia was nearly finished, but in the Djebel Zaghouan pocket some Axis troops were still fighting fierceness. 1st Free French Division was engaged in front of the Djebillat ridge where German soldiers of the 90.Leichte Division were entrenched. On the morning of the 11th of May, 2 battalions attacked the ridge, supported by the howitzers of the 1st French Artillery Regiment, BM4 in front of the bunkers of hill 136 West and BM5 in front of the bunkers of hill 150. The battle was fierce and cost many losses on the two belligerents but the objectives of the Free French were captured in the morning. On the 14th of May 1943, the Tunisian campaign was over, the Allied troops controlled all North Africa.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied Player [Free French] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The capture of the bunker on hill 150 is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
None.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Troupes d'élite - Tome 8 - Les Français libèrent la Tunisie.
- www.1dfl.fr - l'assaut du BM.5.

Remember, see the French war graves and the Commonwealth war graves at Enfidha (Enfidaville).

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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