[Desert war] : Gazala : the decisive day - June 12, 1942

Battle of Gazala - Afrika Korps versus three British armoured brigades.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x7 x12 x7 x12
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the fall of Bir Hakeim, Rommel was able to look after thz British armoured brigades which harassed continually his troops in the "Cauldron". The 21.Panzer Division was attacking first with the support of "Semoventi" of the Italian Ariete division. The 4th Armoured Brigade lost 20 tanks just before to be attacked again by the 15.Panzer Division arriving from the South. This brigade left the battlefield virtually destroyed. Then the 15.Panzer Division collided with the 2nd Armoured Brigade which withdraw with heavy losses. Finally the 21.Panzer Division surprised the 22nd Armoured Brigade which emerged from behind the Knightsbridge "Box" and inflicted too several losses. In the evening of 12th June, the British had lost more than 120 tanks and Rommel, whose troops had suffered only light losses, had gain the superiority in number. This was the decisive day for the battle of Gazala.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany/Italy] : 7 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 7 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals.
Knightsbridge is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to Axis units with Italian badges. Don't use the "Italian High Command" rule.
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the two Axis artillery units with 88 badge.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).

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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