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Battle of El Alamein - November 02, 1942

Operation Supercharge
Mediterranean Theater By: 50th - Last update: 01/20/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x7 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
At 2100 23rd October the Battle of El Alamein opened with a barrage of British artillery unprecedented in desert warfare. Under it troops of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and India proceeded to follow the engineers, who cleared a path through the minefield. Once a path had been cleared, the tanks of the first and tenth armored divisions could follow. But accidents and a traffic jam prevented the armor from crossing the minefield, and eight days of German bombardment kept the British at bay, and the casualties high. At 0105 2nd November, Operation Supercharge began with another artillery bombardment. Once again the infantry moved forward, but this time they had their own armored support close behind. But Rommel's surviving anti-tank guns were claiming casualties among the armored divisions. Rommel had his own problems as his German-Italian 15th Panzer division was grinding to a halt in the many days battles they had seen. By the afternoon there were only 35 tanks left between both sides. But the British Commonwealth eighth army had broken Rommel's Panzer division.

This battle takes place at night. Night rules are in effect.
Allies: Take seven cards and go first

Axis: Take five command cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 victory medals

Special Rules:
British Command Rules are in effect. See Nations Card #5
Italian Command Rules are in effect. See Nations Card #6
Italian armor consist of two figures because they are lightly armored.
Night Rules are in effect. See Actions Card #19 Once full daylight, Air Rules in effect.
North Africa Desert Rules in effect. See Actions Card #9
Blitz Rules in effect. See Actions Card #15
Special Weapons Assets Rules in effect. See SWA Card #1 & #2
The minefield ("Rommel's cabbage") belongs to the Germans/Italians See Terrain card #29
Barrage card may be played by British forces before full daylight.

Scenario Bibliography:
Campaigns of World War II Day by Day by Bishop & McNab
The War in the Desert by Collier and Time Life

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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