[Desert War] The clash of tanks - Action 1 - May 27, 1942

Unternehmen Venezia - 4th Armoured Brigade versus 15.Panzer Division.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
During the bypass by the south of the Gazala line on the 27th of May 1942 (Unternehmen Venezia), the 15.Panzer Division advanced in combat formation when tanks squadrons of the 4th Armoured Brigade appeared in the morning light. The Germans were really surprised to find a new type of Allied tank with a gun range superior to their own tanks : it was the M3 Grant, made in USA. They found quickly the only solution available : to charge on British tanks and beat them at short range. As German crews were better experienced than British crews and in spite of heavy losses, the 15.Panzer Division decimated the 4th Armoured Brigade who withdrew from the engagement and ran away to El Adem.
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.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery battery with 88 badge.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés" hors série n°8 - Afrika Korps, tome 2.
- "Tobrouk" - Michaël Carver.

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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