[Desert war] El Hatian - June 16, 1942

Battle of Gazala - Resistance of the 29th Indian Brigade.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
At the end of the Gazala battle, British troops tried to reorganized in the el Adem area, using the fortified "box" still available. But Rommel was faster and sent his panzers north of el Adem to isolate the Tobruk garrison. On the 16th of June, the 90.Leichte Afrika Division attacked the "box" of el Hatian, defended by the 29th Indian Brigade. This attack was from the north and el Adem whereas the two previous attacks from the south were unsuccessful. This new attack was again a defeat, the German soldiers failed to break the Indian lines.
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/India] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
El Hatian is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Combat Engineers" rules (Troops 4) to the three Axis units with Engineer badge.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the Allied units equipped with machine-guns (SWAs 8)..
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Actions 9).
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés" hors série n°8 - Afrika Korps, tome 2.
-"Rommel in the desert" - Volkmar Kühn.

Remember, find on Google Earth, the remnants of trenches of el Hatian strong point (south of el Adem airbase).

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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