[Tunisia] Cactus Farm - May 01, 1943

Operation Vulcan - Hard defence of the Fallschirmjägers.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/21/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
During Operation Vulcan, the 4th British Infantry Division fought against the German paratroopers of the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 5, west of Medjez-el-Bab. From the 28th of April, a German Kampfgruppe with 48 Fallschirmjägers of the IIIrd battalion resisted obstinately in a fortified farm called "Cactus Farm", near the road Medjez-el-Bab to Furna. On the 1st of May, anew british attack was made by 1st Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment and same Churchill tanks of the 12th RTR. The German paratroopers under the command of Feldwebel Schaefer repelled the Brits once again destroying about 12 Churchill tanks with anti-tank mines and molotov cocktails. Cactus Farm was captured by the British troops only the 3rd of May, after the withdrawal of Kampfgruppe Schaefer.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules and "Elite Armor" (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units and Allied tanks. Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Axis unit equipped with Mortars (SWAs 6).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles & Blindés Hors Série n° 43 - Afrika Korps, la bataille de Tunisie.
- Scénario Flames of War.

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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