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[Desert war] The fall of Tobruk - June 20, 1942

Attack of the 21.Panzer Division.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/26/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On June 20, Rommel launched the final attack against Tobruk, using the same plan as the year before. After heavy bombing and an artillery barrage, the assault was launched at 0630. In the attack sector of the 21.Panzer Division, the Pionier Bataillon 200 opened pathways in the British minefield and filled in the anti-tank ditch. This allowed the German tanks and motorized infantry to break through the perimeter while the 88mm guns fired on the bunkers defended by Indian soldiers of 2/5 Mahratta battalion. At 1000 hours, the resistance of the Indian battalion was over and the German tanks could advance towards "King's Cross". Nothing could stop the fall of Tobruk.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

- Axis Player [Germany]
Take 6 Command cards. You move first.

- Allied Player [United Kingdom / India]
Take 6 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
Exit rules (Action 23 - Exit Markers) are in effect on all hexes on the Allied baseline for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- British Commonwealth Forces Command rules are in effect (Nations 5 - British Commonwealth Forces) for all Allied units.
- Special Weapon Assets rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 3) and Machine Guns (SWAs 8).
- Place a badge on the Axis engineer units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).
- Place a badge or use the proper figure for the Axis Heavy Anti-Tank Gun (Troops 23 - Heavy Anti-Tank Gun).
- The Allied Player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29 - Minefields).
- North African Desert rules are in effect (Action 9 - North African Desert Rules).
- 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.

Remember, find on Google Earth, the anti-tank ditch and all the bunkers defending Tobruk.

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