[Desert War] Sollum barracks - November 23, 1941

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

Historical Background:
On the 23rd of November 1941 in the morning, the 28th Maori Battalion, 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd NZ Division, attacked the barracks on the heights of Sollum, held by a mix of Italian and German troops. Maori infantrymen captured the barracks with the support of two squadrons of Matilda tanks from the 8th RTR, in spite of the fire of the defenders and in particular from an Italian machine-gun entrenched on a small height north of the barracks. After the battle, the Maoris suffered other losses made by the shells of an Italian heavy artillery battery firing from the Halfaya area.
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.
Each barrack 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 without Afrikakorps badge. Don't use "Italian High Command" rule.
- Use "Antitank Weapons" and "Machine guns" rules (SWA 1,2 & 8) to Italian infantry units with SWA badge.
- 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 "Big Guns" rules (Troops 3) for the Italian artillery unit with adequate badge.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).

Scenario Bibliography:
- 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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