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018 Assault on Kidney Ridge

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Tire second hank of El Alamein in October and November of 1942 was a slugfest that slowly ground down Erwin Rommers German Panzer Army Afrika (which included his original Afrika Korps). But the price paid for victory by the attacking British 8th Army was huge. The second assault on Kidney Ridge on October 30th, a key Axis defensive position near the coast, was typical of the ferocious fighting.

"Now [El Alamein] is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
Prime Minister Winston Churchill

 

  British German
Division 1

8 Squad Bases
- 20 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officers
- 2 Machine Gun Crews
- 1 Mortar Crew

2 Bren Gun Carriers
2 Bedford OY Transports

1x Medic
1x Engineer
1x Alpha Unit
1x Flamethrower

6 Squad Bases
- 15 Regular Infantry
- 3 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officers
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 1 Mortar Crew

1 Flak 36 AT Gun

1x Concealed Concealed

Division 2

7 Squad Bases
- 16 Regular Infantry
- 4 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officers
- 2 Machine Gun Crews
- 1 Mortar Crew

2 Bren Gun Carriers
2 Bedford OY Transports

1x Medic
1x Engineer
1x Flamethrower

6 Squad Bases
- 15 Regular Infantry
- 3 Elite Infantry
- 2 Officers
- 1 Machine Gun Crew
- 1 Mortar Crew

1 Flak 36 AT Gun

1x Concealed Concealed

Strategy Decks American Air Support 1
Artillery 1
British Reinforcements 1

Disruption 1
Morale 2

Starting Strategy Cards 3 3
Operations Cards 022 Barrel Modifications
005 Clear Mines
013 Desperate Defenders
003 Shattered Morale
Deployment Zone Division 1: Any hex with an orange border on maps 19B and 16B.
Division 2: Any hex with an orange border on maps 18A and 13B.
Any of the hill hexes on maps 20A, 17A, 14A and 21A.
Starting Initiative Initiative Token  
Objective The British immediately win if they control the victory hex on map 17A at then end of a round and have moved four or more tanks off the blue hex on map 14A. The Germans win if the British are unable to fulfill their objective by the end of round 7.
Rounds 7
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements Status Phase 2 (British D2):
• 2 Sherman M4A I
• 2 Crusader Mk II
Status Phase 3 (British D2):
• 2 Sherman M4A I
• 2 Crusader Mk H
Status Phase 3 (Germans):
• 2 Panzer III
Special Rules
  • The blue shaded hex represents the exit point for the British vehicles. A vehicle on the blue shaded hex may spend I movement point to exit the board.
  • Pinned German infantry can use equipment (as long as they are not fatigued).

 

Tags: German Army, British Army, Complexity: Medium, Rounds, Boards, Year: 1942, Version: FFG DoF

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alecrespi replied the topic: #713 6 months 3 weeks ago
Posting here some comments found online.
www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/43255/tid...layer-comments-balan
  • Yes, a very balanced scenario. My favorite from DoTF and one of my overall TOI favorites for that matter. Always a very close one that comes down to the last round!
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alecrespi replied the topic: #616 9 months 5 days ago
Hi Joey,
thank you for pointing this out.
I've fixed the typos and also added the quote!
Please keep on sending corrections as you wish... any help is really appreciated.
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joeyama replied the topic: #615 9 months 5 days ago
Pls feel free this post should be the last one (for today).

The intro should be ended with "near the coast, was typical of the ferocious fighting."

And Churchill said:

"Now [El Alamein] is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
- Prime Minister Winston Churchill

Thx!!
-joe

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In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Good Will.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill