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Battle of Alam el Halfa - August 30, 1942 - September 05, 1942

The last major Axis offensive in the desert
Mediterranean Theater By: Quit2 - Last update: 01/21/2012
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:
Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel attempted an envelopment of the British 8th Army, commanded by Bernard Montgomery. In the last major Axis offensive of the Western Desert campaign, Rommel had planned to defeat the British 8th Army before Allied reinforcements made an Axis victory in Africa impossible.
Allied Ultra intelligence warned Montgomery of the Axis plans. With a heavily mined southern part of the front, and a fast retreat of the New Zealand light motorized brigade, Montgomery managed to lure the bulk of the Axis armor to oppose the fortified positions to the north.

Allied player: take 6 cards. You move first.
Axis player: take 5 cards.

Ultra intelligence gave the Allied forces an advantage represented by more cards and the opening move.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The Alam el Halfa Ridge is a permanent medal for the Axis forces.
El Alamein is a temporary medal for the Axis. It counts as one victory medal for as long as an Axis unit holds the town.

Special Rules:
North-African desert rules are in effect.
British commonwealth rules are in effect.
The Allied player controls the mines.
The two forward Axis infantry are combat engineers. All other infantry are special forces.
All Allied armor is special forces with 4 figures, except for the New Zealand light motorized brigade. The New Zealand light motorized brigade has only 2 figures.

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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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