[Tunisia] Djebel Djaffa - Action 2 - April 21, 1943

Unternehmen Fliederblüte - 1/6 Surreys recaptured the Djebel.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/26/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
On April 19, 1943, German troops launched the operation, "Unternehmen Fliederblüte" (Lilac Blossom) in Tunisia to capture Djebel Djaffa. During the night 20th to 21st of April, III/Fallschirmjäger Regiment 5, supported by some tanks including two Tigers the British battalion 1/6 Surrey. By the end of the morning, the Germans held the djebel. British troops counterattacked immediately that same afternoon, but this time with the strong support of a squadron of Churchill tanks. Despite heavy casualties and several Churchill tanks destroyed by the Tiger's fire, they recaptured the Djebel Djaffa. According the British Army sources, the Tiger 131 was captured that day. After that, the tank was 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]
Take 5 Command cards.

- Allied Player [United Kingdom]
Take 5 Command cards. You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Djebel Djaffa and Djebel el Mehirigar are each a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- British Commonwealth Forces Command rules are in effect (Nations 5 - British Commonwealth Forces).
- All Axis Infantry are elite units (Troops 2 - Specialized Unit). Badges are not required.
- Tiger Rules (Troops 16 - Tigers) are in effect for Axis armored units with a single figure.
- Special Weapon Asset (late war) rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the units equipped with Machine Guns (SWAs 7).

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.

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