[Desert War] The "box" of Retma - May 27, 1942

Unternehmen Venezia - The 90.Leichte Division rushed into the box.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
During Operation Venice, the 90.Leichte Afrika Division had to guard the right flank of the Afrika Korps by advancing toward Bir el Gobi. In the morning of the 27th May, the division arrived in front of the "box" of Retma where the 7th Motor Brigade just took refuge. In spite of the courageous defense of the 4th Rodhesian Antitank Battery, the German motorized troops succeeded to enter in the box and to destroy it. At 10h00, near Bir Beouid, the armored cars of the Aufsklärungs Abteilung.33 (Recce battalion) captured the staff of the 7th Armoured Division with General Messervy and all the British radio codes.
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.
The capture of the British HQ is a permanent medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Antitank Weapons" rules (SWA 1 & 2) to Allied infantry units with SWA badge.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).
- Use "Half-Track" rules (Troops 18) and "Re-supply" rules (Actions 24) for the Axis unit with HT badge.
- Use "Long Range Patrol Cars" rules (Troops 19) to the three German reconnaissance units with PC badge.

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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