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[Desert War] Gabr Saleh - Action 1 - November 19, 1941

Operation Crusader - Kampfgruppe Stephan.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x4 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 19th of November 1941, Operation Crusader had begun and British troops advanced to their objectives. German General Crüwell, commander of the Afrika Korps, was authorized to send a Kampfgruppe to the South for the reconnaissance of the British forces. Kampfgruppe Stephan was formed by 5.Panzer Regiment, artillery and anti-tank batteries. Around 16h00, the Kampfgruppe saw tanks of the 4th Armoured Brigade, north of Gabr Saleh and engaged quickly the enemy. The battle lasted several hours between the panzers of the 5.Pz Rgt and the M3 Stuart of 8th Hussars and 5th RTR. At nightfall, the battle ended, the British Armoured Brigade had lost 23 tanks Stuart and 5.Pz Rgt only three panzers.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery battery with 88 badge.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°6 - La guerre du désert (II).
- Magazine Batailles & Blindés hors-série n°6 - Afrika Korps, tome 1.
- 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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