[Tunisia] Djebel Djaffa - Action 1 - April 20, 1943 - April 21, 1943

Unternehmen Fliederblüte.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/05/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 19th of April 1943, in the Medjez el Bab area, Tunisia, German troops launched a local operation, "Unternehmen Fliederblüte" (Lilac Blossom) to capture Djebel Djaffa. During the night 20th to 21st of April, III/Fallschirmjäger Regiment 5, supported by some tanks including two "Tiger" of Schwere Panzer Abteilung 504, attacked a British battalion, 1/6 Surrey on the hills near Gubellat. British soldiers were entrenched and shielded by minefields and barbed wire. The night attack was successful and the Germans held the djebel at the end of the morning. According German sources, Tiger "131" had been abandoned by its crew panic-stricken on the 19th of April 1943. The British took the tank and shipped to England to be tested in a tank military school. It is now one of the stars in the British tank museum of Bovington.
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] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Djebel Djaffa and Djebel el Méhirigar (hexagon with a medal) are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troops 16) to the two Axis armored units with a single figure.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles & Blindés hors-série n°14 - Tiger Abteilungen, tome 1.
- "Char Tigre 1" - E.T.A.I.

Remember, see Tiger "131" in working order, in the British tank museum of Bovington.

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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