[Desert War] Commonwealth Keep - May 28, 1942

Battle of Gazala - Attack of Kampfgruppe Pfeiffer.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/31/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 28th of May, Rommel decided to continue his advance to the north. Kampfgruppe Pfeiffer, part of the 21.Panzer Division, disrupted the British armored column "Stopcol" near Eluet el Tamar with several "Valentine" tanks destroyed. Then the Kampfgruppe reduced the "Commonwealth Keep" small strong point,but could not crossed the Escarpment as planned because of new orders to withdraw to the south to give some support to the rest of the 21.Panzer Division.
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.
For the Axis player, exit markers are in effect on the two hexagons marked with an "Exit" token (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to all Allied tanks of the Stopcol. These tanks are moving slow, they can move only one or two hexes and fight.
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the Axis artillery battery with 88 badge.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for units equipped with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 2) and mortars (SWAs 3).
- 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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