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Record a victory for BOTTOM ARMY  50 %
Total plays 2 - Last reported by pino on 2023-01-18 23:28:08

At 6.30 am on May 27, 1942 explorer patrols of the III Nice Cavalry Group sight the advanced positions of the 3rd IMB (Indian Motor Brigade) attested at "Hill 171" at Rughet el Atasca, about 6 km to the southeast of Bir Hacheim. Taken under enemy fire, they fall back.
At 6.40 am the 132nd Aries Tank Regiment prepares for the assault on the Indian Brigade, in front line on two columns.
In less than an hour the tanks completely overwhelm the enemy positions, neutralizing the enemy fire positions and forcing the Indian Brigade to surrender.

  British Italian
Division 1

3 Squad Bases
- 10 Regular Infantry
- 1 Machine Gun crew

1x QF-6 pounder AT Gun

4 Squad Bases
- 12 Regular Infantry
- 1 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Mortar crew

1x Engineer

2x Fiat CVP-4

Division 2

3 Squad Bases
- 7 Regular Infantry
- 1 Officer
- 1 Machine Gun crew
- 1 Mortar crew

 

4 Squad Bases
- 14 Regular Infantry
- 1 Elite Infantry
- 1 Officer

1x Engineer

1x Fiat CVP-4
1x Semovente 75/18 

Strategy Decks Desert Tactics (shared)
Morale 2
Desert Tactics (shared)
Ground Support 1
Starting Strategy Cards 2 2
Operations Cards 013 Desperate Defenders
014 No surrenders
008 Lay Smoke
016 Clear Tank Trap
005 Clear Mines
Deployment Zone On any hexes on map 16B. Div.1: Any hex with a light blue border.
Div.2: Any hex with a dark blue border.
Starting Initiative   Initiative Token
Objective Whoever has control of the Objective Point at the end of the 6th round is the winner.
Rounds 6
Actions per turn 3 3
Reinforcements - -
Special Rules

In the deployment phase, the British can place EVERYWHERE (except in the blue deployment hexes) the following obstacles:
1 Minefield
1 Tank Trap
1 Barbed Wire

The Fiat CVP-4 unit has the same stats as Bren Gun Carrier

Terrain Features -

 

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alecrespi replied the topic:
9 months 2 weeks ago
Accurate and punctual commentary as always, James.

At this point to make it historically accurate we need to turn the halftracks into simple trucks...

Let's hear Pino's opinion (the author of the scenario).
I am still available for playtesting.
 
JVHillegas-Elting replied the topic:
9 months 2 weeks ago
Aha, thanks for the link!

I'm a huge nerdy fan of obscure vehicles, aircraft, firearms, etc., but reading the link it appears that the Regio Esercito did not put any of these Bren Carrier clones into service before the armistice (and they likely also did not serve in any armed forces after Sep. 1943). Even if they had, the Regio Esercito didn't standardize on a prototype until Feb. 1943, which was 9 months after the time of this scenario.
alecrespi replied the topic:
9 months 3 weeks ago

What is the Fiat CVR4? Is it an armored car? I can't readily find it via Internet searches.
Indeed it is a transcription error!
The correct name is Camionette Cingolate ‘Cingolette’ CVP-4 (Fiat 2800).
tanks-encyclopedia.com/camionette-cingol...tte-cvp-4-fiat-2800/
JVHillegas-Elting replied the topic:
10 months 2 weeks ago
What is the Fiat CVR4? Is it an armored car? I can't readily find it via Internet searches.