[Tunisia] Medjez-el-Bab - Action 2 - December 10, 1942

The barrage of the 4th Zouave Regiment.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 10th of December, German general von Arnim launched a new attack to Medjez-el-Bab. A Kampfgruppe made up by PzIV of the Panzer Regiment 7 and one company of Tiger tanks tried to bypass the Allied defense using the road from Massicault. But four kilometers before Medjez-el-Bab, lthe German tanks were stopped by a barrage of French soldiers of the 4th Mixed Zouave Regiment and 75mm guns of the 62nd Artillery regiment. The German tanks went back but nevertheless destroyed a dozen of US tanks who attacked them on their flank. Finally, Medjez-el-Bab stayed in Allied hands.
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 [France/United States] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For the Axis player, use the "Exit" token rules (Action 23) to the road hexagon marked "vers Medjez-el-Bab".

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Specialized Units" and "Elite Armor" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry and tanks units (except Tiger tank). Badges are not required.
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troops 16) to the Axis armored unit with a single figure.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the two French infantry units equipped with Antitank Weapons (SWAs 2).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés" n°33 - La campagne de Tunisie.
- Magazine les grandes batailles de l'histoire, la campagne de Tunisie 1943
- Hyperwar - US Army in WWII - Nortwest Africa.
- Satellite Image of the area.

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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