[Desert war] Maabus er Rigle - June 13, 1942

Battle of Gazala - Attack of the 2nd Scots Guards box.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the tank battle around Knightsbridge which gave the advantage to the Axis, Rommel could attack the different British boxes isolated in the desert. On the 13th of June, the 21.Panzer Division attacked the box of the 2nd Scots Guards on the Rigle ridge. German tanks could cross the minefields which encircled the box but were driven back the first time. On a second attack, the Scots Guards had to withdraw and abandoned their positions on the ridge, despite the tank support made by the 2nd Armoured Brigade. In the evening, Rommel hold the Rigle ridge.
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.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- If you have the expansion "New Flight Plan", the starting number of Air Combat cards is amended for this scenario (Axis : 3 Air Combat cards, Allies : 2 Air Combat card).

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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