[Tunisia] Raid on Oudna airfield - December 01, 1942

Hard day for the Red Devils.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 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 29th of November 1942, the 2nd British Parachute Battalion under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Frost (the winner of the raid on Bruneval), was dropped on the disused Depienne airfield in Tunisia. Then, the paratroopers had a forced march during the night to join Oudna airfield in order to destroy German planes based on it. Once on the place, Frost discovered that the airfield was disused too but occupied by German troops. The British paratroopers were at that time attacked by German tanks and strafed by airplanes, they withdrew on surroundings hills at a place called "Prise de l'eau" to have a better defensive position. On the 1st of December, constantly under the fire of German mortars and the strafing of the Luftwaffe, the Red Devils repelled fiercely an armored and infantry attack, before to withdraw, on the next night, to another position.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5) for the Allied player.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Allied infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 6).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine troupes d'élite - Tome 9 - Coup de poing sur Oudna.
- "Histoire des troupes aéroportées" - Elsevier.

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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