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[Desert War] Sidi Rezegh - Action 1 - November 19, 1941

Operation Crusader - Capture of the airfield.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/26/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x5 x5
    first You play first

Historical Background:
At the beginning of Operation Crusader, while the 22nd Armoured Brigade was fighting against Italian Division Ariete at Bir El Gobi, the 7th Armoured Brigade Crossed the so-call South Escarpment and attacked Sidi Rezegh airfield used by Italian aircraft of the Regia Aeronautica. After a short battle where some aircraft were destroyed while taking off, Italians surrendered. The 7th Armoured Brigade made a reconnaissance mission to the east of Sidi Resegh plain and found German Afrika Regiment 361 at Point 175. Without any infantry support, the 7th Armoured Brigade stayed on the captured airfield, waiting from the reinforcement of the 7th Support Group.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany/Italy] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.
Iitalian HQ and Point 175 are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to the four Axis units with Italian badge. Don't use "Italian High Command" rule.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°6 - La guerre du désert (II).
- Album Historique 21.Panzer Division - Ed. Heimdal.

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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