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013 Hellfire Pass

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Total plays 2 - Last reported by JVHillegas-Elting on 2021-12-17 16:03:56

As part of Operation Battleaxe, the British attempted to relieve the siege of Tobruk, by advancing the 4th Royal Tank Regiment and 2nd Cameron Highlanders on what they thought was undefended Halfaya Pass. On June 14 1941, after stumbling into a minefield, British tanks were introduced to the German 88mm gun. The bloody encounter resulted in a new name for the pass: Hellfire.

The 88s were tearing my tanks apart.
C Squadron Commander Major Miles

 

  British German
Division 1

1 Matilda Mk. II

3 Squad Bases
- 7 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 1 Mortar Crew

1 Flak 36 AT Gun

2x Concealed Concealed

Division 2

1 Crusader Mk. II

3 Squad Bases
- 2 Elite Inthntry
- 7 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

1 Flak 36 AT Gun

2x Concealed Concealed

Strategy Decks Artillery 1
Desert Tactics 1 (Shared)
Morale 2 (remove 2x "Sticky Bombs" cards)
Desert Tactics 1 (Shared)
Starting Strategy Cards 2 2
Operations Cards - -
Deployment Zone All tanks must enter on the orange shaded road hex on map I6B.
Division 1: Infantry reinforcements may be placed on the orange shaded hexes on map 13B.
Division 2: Infantry reinforcements may be placed on the orange shaded hexes on map I9B.
Any of the hexes on maps 14A, 17A, and 20A.
One Flak 36 must be placed on each of the hexes with a grey border.
Starting Initiative   Initiative Token
Objective The British immediately win if they control both hexes containing the German Flak 36 AT Guns. The Germans win if the British are unable to fulfill their objective by the end of round 6.
Rounds 6
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements

The British receive reinforcements during the first three Status Phases as noted below.

Status Phase 1:
• 1 Matilda Mk. II (Div 1)
• 1 Crusader Mk. II (Div 2)

Status Phase 2 (Div 2):
• 2 Matilda Mk. IIs
• 5 Squad Bases
- 13 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Mortar Crew

Status Phase 3 (Div 1):
• 5 Squad Bases
- 11 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Mortar Crew
- 1 Machine Gun Crew

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Special Rules - The German Flak 36 AT guns may not move or be attacked.

 

Tags: German Army, British Army, Complexity: Low, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1941, Version: FFG DoF

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alecrespi replied the topic: #708 8 months 2 weeks ago
Posting here some comments found online.
www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/43255/tid...layer-comments-balan
  • Quick and tense scenerio. German player won mainly thanks to good mortar rolls. British player was short of only few movement points to win.
  • It seems that first rolls in a game (shooting at tanks in first and second round) can be crucial. 
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joeyama replied the topic: #610 10 months 4 weeks ago
Hi there,
Thx again for your tireless works. As a professional translator, I own commercial OCR software which is way better than Adobe DC. The intro of this scenario might be following:

As part of Operation Battleaxe, the British attempted to relieve the siege of Tobruk, by advancing the 4th Royal Tank Regiment and 2nd Cameron Highlanders on what they thought was undefended Halfaya Pass. On June 14 1941, after stumbling into a minefield, British tanks were introduced to the German 88mm gun. The bloody encounter resulted in a new name for the pass: Hellfire.

(Objective here)

The 88s were tearing my tanks apart.
-C Squadron Commander Major Miles

Thx again!

- joe

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