021 First Tiger Encounter in the Desert
German Heavy Tank Battalion 501 was made up of the new Tiger tanks and Panzer Ill Ausf. N tanks. On December 1st, 1942, the lead elements of Heavy Tank Battalion 501 attacked elements of the US 1st Armored Division and British Blade Force north of the city of Tebourba, marking the first time that the Americans and British would face the Tiger.
|3 Tiger I Tanks|
|6 Panzer III Tanks|
|Strategy Decks||The British receive a custom strategy deck made up of the following cards. Place an initiative card on top of the deck to mask which card is next:
- Take Down the Beast x2
- Top Priority Barrage x2
- Offensive Artillery x3
|(see Special Rules)|
|Starting Strategy Cards||1||1|
|Deployment Zone||British Division: Any hex with green border on map 15B.
American Division: Any hex with green border on maps 18B and 21B.
|Any hex with a gray border on maps 20A. 14A, and 17A.|
The nation with the most VPs at the end of game round 7 wins.
The Germans receive 1 VP for each tank moved off the board through the blue shaded hexes.
The Allies player gets 1 VP for each destroyed Tiger.
The Allies player win a decisive victory if they prevent any Tigers from exiting the map.
|Actions per turn||2||2|
|Reinforcements||Status Phase, Round 2:
2 M4A1 Sherman Tanks