[Desert war] Alam Baoshaza - July 03, 1942

Last effort of the Afrika Korps.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The 3rd of July 1942, Rommel asked to General Nehring, commander of the Deutsches Afrika Korps (DAK), to make a vigorous attack to break through the British lines of El Alamein. The remnant of the two panzer divisions attacked once again along the Ruweisat Ridge. The 21.Panzer Division inflicted heavy losses to the two South African Brigades while the 15.Panzer Division attacked the 22nd and 4th Armoured Brigades. The British lost 39 tanks out of 56 and the DAK reached Alam Baoshaza but was unable to go farther. At that time, Rommel knew that he couldn't win with troops so weakened and ordered to stop and prepare defensive positions.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United Kingdom/South Africa] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The oasis of Alam Baoshaza is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules for the two Axis units with engineer badge (Troop 4).
- 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 "Oasis Recovery" rules (Action 10).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés" hors série n°8 - Afrika Korps, tome 2.
- Magazine "Historica" hors série n°84 - El Alamein (1).
- Album historique "21. Panzer Division" - Ed. Heimdal.

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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