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[Tunisia] Battle of Fondouk - April 09, 1943

Destruction of 17/21st Lancers.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/27/2023
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
In order to cut the retreat road of Axis troops from Wadi Akarit, the IX Corps under command of General Crocker attacked Fondouk Pass defended by infantrymen of the 999.Leichte Afrika Division. While the Welsh Guards attacked German positions on Djebel Rhorab and US troops of the 34th Infantry Division did the same on Djebel Aouareb, British tanks of the 6th Armoured Division charged in the Pass. But immediately tanks of the 17/21st Lancers were under the fire of 88mm guns and most of them were destroyed. The 16/5th Lancers advanced in the wadi which was not mined by the Germans and could bypass the German positions. Finally it was an Allied victory but at heavy price.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom/United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For the Allied player, use the "Exit" token rules (Action 23) to the road hexagon marked "vers Kairouan".

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) only to British units.
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules for the British unit in Fondouk village (Troops 4).
- Use "Heavy Anti-Tank Guns" rules (Troops 23) to the two Axis artillery units with 88 badge.
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles & Blindés Hors Série n° 43 - Afrika Korps, la bataille de Tunisie.
- rlnymuseum.co.uk/royal-lancers/the-battle-of-fondouk.

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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