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015 Operation Crusader

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Victory Results:
 50 %
Record a victory for ALLIES ARMY  50 %
Total plays 2 - Last reported by pulpulfolker on 2022-12-12 13:08:16

By November of 1941, the British had heavily reinforced the 8th Army and launched attacks with their new Crusader tanks. Confusing, see-saw armor battles raged between the 7th Armored Division ("Desert Rats') and Rommel s Panzetgruppe Afrika. Although badly battered, the British attacks forced Rommel to abandon his siege of Tobruk and retreat.

"In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine."
General Erwin Rommel 

 

  British German
Division 1

2 Crusader Mk. II Tanks

2 Panzer IV Tanks
Division 2

2 Matilda Mk. II Tanks

2 Panzer III Tanks
Strategy Decks Command 1 (remove the "Heroic Leadership" card from the deck)
Desert Tactics 1 (Shared, remove the "Fill Sandbags" and "Sniper Attack" cards from the deck)
Disruption 1 (remove the "Disrupt Food Supplies" and "Disrupt Medical Supplies" cards from the deck)
Desert Tactics 1 (Shared, remove the "Fill Sandbags" and "Sniper Attack" cards from the deck)
Starting Strategy Cards 2 2
Operations Cards - 019 Panzer IV Ausf. E Ausf. E
Deployment Zone Any hex with an orange border. Any hex with an gray border.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  
Objective

The nation with the most VPs at the end of game round 8 wins.

Each nation receives 2 VPs for each enemy tank destroyed.

The nation with the most tanks on the board that are not heavily damaged at the end of game round 8 receives 3 VPs.

Rounds 8
Actions per turn 2 2
Reinforcements Status Phase 1 (British D1):
• 1 Matilda Mk. II Tank
Status Phase 1 (British D2):
• 1 Crusader Mk II Tank

Status Phase 2 (British D1):
• 1 Matilda Mk. II Tank
Status Phase 2 (British D2):
• 1 Crusader Mk. II Tank

Status Phase 1 (German D1):
• 1 Panzer IV Tank
Status Phase 1 (German D2):
• 1 Panzer III Tank

Status Phase 2 (German D2):
• 1 Panzer III Tank

Special Rules - -

 

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

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JVHillegas-Elting replied the topic: #895 3 weeks 3 days ago
I played this one (solo) a few years ago--before this website existed--and so I don't recall in detail which faction won or lost the three or four times I played. I do, however, recall that it was very fun and seemed pretty balanced.
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pino replied the topic: #893 3 weeks 3 days ago
The British win at the end of round 4. German Tanks almost useless in defense. Dice & Bad Luck play an important role in the German defeat.
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pulpulfolker replied the topic: #882 1 month 2 weeks ago
Quick scenario, balanced for both sides, leaving the outcome part of the strategy and luck in the dice.
Matilda Mk. II Tank in the dunes against the Panzer IV in the mountains, the duel is served.
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alecrespi replied the topic: #710 1 year 1 week ago
Posting here some comments found online.
www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/43255/tid...layer-comments-balan
  • This one seemed balanced. With balanced dice results the win goes to the side having fewer heavily damaged tanks.
  • A straightforward tank-only slugfest. Much lighter and quicker than most scenarios, this one is decided by dice.
  • Good scenario, pretty balanced. The outcome depends on thr right tactic, good timing of the cards played and the dice.
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alecrespi replied the topic: #617 1 year 2 months ago

Rommel said following in this scenario:
"In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine."
-General Erwin Rommel
Quote added just below scenario intro text.
Thank you!
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joeyama replied the topic: #612 1 year 2 months ago
Hello again,

Rommel said following in this scenario:

"In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine."
-General Erwin Rommel

Thx again for your great works!!

-joe

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