[Desert War] Sidi Omar - Action 1 - November 22, 1941

Operation Crusader - Attack of the 7th Indian Brigade.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/24/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
While XXXth British Corps was fighting around Sidi Rezegh, XIIIth Corps attacked Axis troops in the area of Sollum and Bardia. Units of the 7th Indian Brigade attacked on the 22nd of November Sidi Omar strong points (Omar Nuovo and Libyan Omar) held by Italian troops of the division "Savona", by an outflanking attack from the north. The 1st Royal Sussex, with the support of Matildas tanks of 42nd RTR captured Omar Nuovo after a fierce battle but the 6/10 Pundjab, with the support of 44th RTR, didn't take all the strong point of Libyan Omar, held by Italians soldiers and a German oasis company. Most of the British tanks (46 out of 50) were lost because of minefields and 88mm guns fire.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Italy/Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom/India] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to all Axis units with Italian badge. Don't use "Italian High Command" rule.
- Use "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to all Allied armor units. These tanks are moving slow, they can move only one or two hexes and fight.
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to all Axis artillery batteries.
- Use "Antitank Weapons" rules (SWA 1 & 2) to the two Axis infantry units with SWA badge.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°6 - La guerre du désert (II).
- "Tobrouk" - Michaël Carver.

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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