[Desert War] El Duda - Action 1 - November 26, 1941

Operation Crusader - The junction.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/26/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
On the 26th of November 1941, the British troops tried to break the surrounding of Tobruk made by Axis troops. From Tobruk side, units of the 70th British Infantry Division advanced toward El Duda while from the other side, the 4th NZ Brigade attacked toward Belhamed and the Axis by-pass road. During the night, the 19th NZ Battalion, supported by a Matilda tanks squadron of the 44th RTR, joined the 1st Essex Battalion of the 70th British Infantry Division. A corridor was created, the siege of Tobruk was virtually ended.
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/New Zealand] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
El Duda is a temporary medal-objective for the Allied player.

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 "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) to the three Axis infantry units.
- 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 "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).
- Use "Reduced Visibility" rules (Actions 27).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Tobrouk" - Michaël Carver.
- 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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