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Total plays 1 - Last reported by pino on 2023-07-19 02:21:35

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

2x 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

2x Concealed Concealed

Strategy Decks American Air Support 1
Artillery 1
British Reinforcements 1

Disruption 1
Morale 2

Starting Strategy Cards 3
The British start with the "Air Superiority" card from the American Air Support I deck and the "Increased Priority" card from the Artillery I deck in their play area.

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 1 movement point to exit the board.
  • If a Flak 36 AT Gun is placed in a hex with an entrenchment marker during set up. it receives +2 cover dice instead of +1.
  • Pinned German Infantry may use equipment at half firepower, even if an Officer is not in the hex (as long as they are not fatigued).

 

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khalidirfan@hotmail.com replied the topic:
7 months 1 week ago
Well, the Germans do have defenses, if I'm sure the Germans could have a good chance of victory if they keep holding the defenses, and what I think in my opinion is that If a unit is gone or killed, then thy commander shall move into the broken/open hole.
pino replied the topic:
7 months 1 week ago
"...a very balanced scenario...".....hum...i'm not so sure.
British begins with a lots of units, good strategy cards and powerful operation cards.
German have (IMHO), very few opportunities to inflict heavy losses to the british units and 7 rounds are enough to annihilate the German and conquest the Victory in a easy way.
alecrespi replied the topic:
2 years 1 month 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!
alecrespi replied the topic:
2 years 3 months 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.
joeyama replied the topic:
2 years 3 months 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