[Desert War] Cleaning operation in the desert - June 06, 1942

Battle of Gazala - Destruction of the 5th Indian Division.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Operation Aberdeen was a fiasco for the British Army, the attack of the XXXth Corps on the 5th June didn't succeed to destroy the Axis troops pinned in the Cauldron. The counter-attack made by Rommel on the same day was swift and brutal and the day after the Afrika Korps could clear the desert from the remnants of the 5th Indian Division. Three Indian battalions and some artillery batteries stayed in the desert, abandoned by the armoured brigades which had withdrawn. Only the 50th Recce Battalion was still there. Heroically, the British artillerymen fought to the end against the panzers. After the cleaning, Rommel could turn against the Free French Brigade still entrenched at Bir Hakeim.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

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 with Italian badges. Don't use the "Italian High Command" rule.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).

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

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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