[Desert War] Dahar El Aslagh ridge - June 05, 1942

Operation Aberdeen - Attack of the 9th Indian Brigade.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/06/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
For Operation Aberdeen, the elimination of Axis forces in the Cauldron, General Ritchie had planned an attack by the XXXth Army Corps with the reinforcement of the 5th Indian Division. But this plan was complicated and, in the morning of the 5 June only the 9th Indian Brigade, with the support of some Matilda tanks of the 22nd Armoured Brigade, attacked the ridge of Dahar El Aslagh where was entrenched the Italian Armoured Division Ariete. Italian soldiers of the 8th Bersaglieri Regiment had some losses at the beginning of the battle but they remained in their entrenchments and made some counter-attacks. The battalions of the Indian Division, 2nd West Yorkshire, 2nd/4th Gurkhas Rifle and 4/10th Baluch Regiment, failed the attack and were repelled by Italians with heavy losses.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to all Axis units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Italian infantry units.
- Use "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to the two Allied armor units with four figures. These tanks are moving slow, they can move only one or two hexes and fight.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).

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

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Le Mans on the 6th of January 2019.

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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