[Desert War] Point 175 - Action 1 - November 23, 1941

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

Historical Background:
While the 30th British Corps was under attack of German Afrika Korps in the valley of Sidi Rezegh, the 2nd NZ Division arrived from the east by the Trigh Capuzzo. After the capture, by surprise, of the Afrika Korps advanced HQ at Bir El Chleta, the New Zealander soldiers attacked Point 175, defended by IR 361, on the North Escarpment. The 8th RTR lost 12 "Valentine" tanks on 16 because of the German antitank defense and the battle was fierce for the New Zealand infantry. But in spite of heavy losses, at the end of the day, the 6th NZ Brigade captured Point 175.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Point 175 is a temporary-medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied 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 "Antitank Weapons" rules (SWA 1 & 2) to the Axis infantry units with SWA badge.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).

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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