On February 19, 1943, German reconnaissance and the elite assault infantry troops of Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps attacked Kasserine Pass, attempting to rush through the pass to the main Allied supply dump at Tebessa.
To stay on schedule, the German units had to force the pass quickly. The inexperienced American defenders, using the defensive preparations of the 19th Engineer Regiment, had to stand as long as possible until their position was overwhelmed.
7 Squad Bases
6 Squad Bases
1 Flak 36 AT Gun
1 Squad Base
2 M3A1 Half-Tracks (see special rules)
2 Squad Bases
3 SdKfz 251 Half- Tracks
|Strategy Decks||Disruption 1 (remove both "Stolen Supplies" cards)
Artillery 2 (remove both "Top Priority Barrage" cards, see special rules)
Morale 1 (remove both "Go To Ground" cards)
|Starting Strategy Cards||2||3|
|Operations Cards||- Shaken Defenders (see special rules)
002 Heavy Fog (shared) (see special rules)
|- Clear Mines
- Elite Tank Crew
002 Heavy Fog (shared)
|Deployment Zone||Div. 1: At least one squad in each of the hexes on maps 13A, 16A. and 21A with a green border, plus one squad may be in one of the hexes on 14A or 17A with a green border.
Div. 2: The green bordered hex on map 20A.
|Div. 1: Any hexes on map 15B.
Div. 2: Any hexes with a grey border.
|Objective||The Americans win if the Germans are unable to fulfill their objective by the end of round 8.||At the end of any round, the Germans win if they have moved at least two tanks off of the board from the blue shaded hex on map 14A, and control the Victory Objective Marker.|
|Actions per turn||3||3|
Status Phase of round 1 (Div 2):
Status Phase of round 4 (Div 2):
|Status Phase of round 3 (Div 2):
3 Panzer Ills
2 Panzer IVs
|HINTS||The Americans just need to hold on, and expect to lose units. Ideally, they should make the Germans pay dearly for every loss they suffer, or at least make it cost the Germans valuable time.||Although the Germans need to be aggressive, they cannot lose too many tanks taking the pass.|