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[Tunisia] Hill 232 - May 06, 1943

Hard day for the Big Red One.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/31/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 6th of May 1943, while the Allied forces advanced to Tunis and Bizerte, the 1st US Infantry Division 'Big Red One" crossed River Tine on an engineer bridge and attacked Hill 232 defended by German paratroopers of the Luftwaffe Regiment Barenthin. But the US battalions were surprised in open ground by the daylight just in front of German positions, The US infantrymen suffered heavy losses under the fire of machine-guns and mortars. Only four tanks could support the soldiers because the other tanks were stopped on the west bank of the river by the collapse of the bridge. One battalion was surrounded and took refuge in a wadi. This battalion was relieved only in the following night when the Germans withdrew the position. A last fight before the general surrender.
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 States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Hill 232 and the small hill in the center are each a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis, these are Parachute troops. Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset>1942 Rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Axis units equipped with mortars and machine-guns (SWAs 6 & 7).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles & Blindés Hors Série n° 43 - Afrika Korps, la bataille de Tunisie.
- Satellite Image of the Mateur 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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