[Desert War] Sidi Rezegh - Action 2 - November 21, 1941

Operation Crusader - Destruction of 7th Armoured Brigade.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/26/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Finally on the 20th of November 1941, Rommel understood that Operation Crusader was a major offensive to relieve Tobruk. He ordered to send all his tanks to recapture Sidi Rezegh airfield. 15.Pz Div and 21.Pz Div advanced then to attack Sidi Rezegh from the South. In the morning of 21st of November, 7th Armoured Brigade saw a great number of German tanks coming. While 7th Support Group defended the airfield, British tanks deployed on the South Escarpment to face the German attack. Reinforced by 88mm guns used as anti-tanks, the German tanks reached the edge of the Escarpment, destroying one by one the British tanks. At the end of the day, the airfield was still in British hands but the 7th Armoured Brigade had no more than twenty tanks in service on a total of 140 at the beginning of Operation Crusader.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to all Axis artillery batteries.
- 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.

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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