[Tunisia] Coxen's Farm - November 26, 1942

Battle of Thinksgiving Day.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/23/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
US tanks of the 1st Armored Regiment of Colonel Waters (the son-in-law of the famous General Patton), attached to the Blade Force fought on the 26th of November (Thinksgiving Day) against an enemy armored column coming from Mateur. The battle was in the plain near the Coxen's Farm and it was the first time for a tank battle between Germans and Americans. US Stuart M3 light tanks fired at point blank range on the German mighty Panzer IV F2. In spite of the air support by the Stukas of the Luftwaffe, the battle was a draw, and even if the Allies captured Coxen's Farm on the 27th of November, their offensive to Mateur was stopped for a long time.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany/Italy] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United States] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Coxen's Farm is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to the three Axis units with Italian badges. Don't use the "Italian High Command" rule.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the Italian unit equipped with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 2).
- Use "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to the two Axis armored units with badges.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Ergs and Ridges running from Chouigui Pass are impassable.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés" Hors-série n°43 - Afrika Korps, la campagne de Tunisie.
- Militaria Magazine Hors-série n°25 - Guerre en Tunisie (1).
- Mikesresearch.com (Blog).
- Scenario published in Vae Victis Magazine n° 154.

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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