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[DO2019] Mechili - April 06, 1944 - April 07, 1944

Unternehmen Sonnenblume - Desert Fox Scenario 1
Mediterranean Theater By: rockerviking - Last update: 02/06/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
In February 1941 the new formed Axis Afrika Korps under Command of General Rommel begun there offensive . Rommel ordered his 15nd Armour Division in 3 waves to engage the Allies around the old spanisch Fort of Mechili. The Fort was defended by the Allied 3rd India Motorised Division,an armour division of Mathilda tanks(slow but strong)and scaddered troops from the desert. The Allies had a lack of Anti-Tank and Artillerie so they called for back-up from the 9nd Australian Army who was passing by on there way to Derna. On april 6 Rommel ordered the begin of the assault and on the following night the allies abandon Mechili and retreat to Tobrook. Rommels Army had a good start in the African dessert,but he had to cancel the chase because his supplys were running out.

Briefing:
Axis 5 cards and move 1st
Allies 5 cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals
The city of Mechili is a temporary medal for both sides.

Special Rules:
The North African dessert rules are in effect

The Axis are in command of a Command Car (by Rommel)
The Axis have Combat Engineers units

The Allies lay out the Mines
The Allies use SWA units with Anti Tank early war

ALL ARMOUR units move 2 hexes , but the Axis player can use special fuel tokens to move 3 hexes. The Axis player begins with 5 fuel tokens wich he can choose to use on any armour unit.

Warning:
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.

Set-up Order
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10
1
1
3
2
4
1
1
1
4