Friday, February 17, 2012

Tunisian Tussle Game period 1

The battle for Tunisian is on. Both sides have made some interesting decisions on where to focus their efforts.

The Germans have decided that enough is enough Malta has been a thorn in there side for too long. Tasked to take Malta are the Elite of the Italian armed forces the Paratroopers of Folgore and Nembo will take part in this operation supported by the Regio Aeronautica.

The other Axis forces have moved around to reinforce Tunisia from Allied invasion. Leaving the Brandenburgers to attack supply lines throughout Libya.

The Allies have to embark on a conservative invasion of Tunisia hitting Sfax first with British and US Airborne troops to secure the landings for the armour of 8th Army to land and reinforce. They are met by Italian infantry formations

1st army and US troops have decided to land at Bougie and have met little resistance from the local French Garrison forces but have to contend with fresh German troops using the northern coastal roads to reinforce the Western approach to Tunis.

The Italian Armoured and Recce troops around Medenine have noticed the 8th Army have reduced their presence on the front lines and have taken this opportunity to exploit the perceived weakness.

Listed below are the missions for this two week period. Ideal matchups are just the recommended forces feel free to play with forces that you have available. Please email me the results from your games. You can play and submit multiple games over the period, I will average the results to work out the conclusion.

Main Battle 1:
Medenine Line:
Mission: FFA
Points: 1100pts +bonus platoons
Ideal forces: Italian Carri vs British Africa Infantry
Bonus platoons: Axis = Carri Platoon of 4 M14 tanks, Allied = British Rifle platoon (Full strength +Sticky bombs)

Main Battle 2:
Mission: Surrounded (tanks must be in separate deployment areas to infantry)
Points: 1100pts +bonus platoons
Ideal forces: British Airborne/US Airborne vs Italian  Infantry
Bonus platoons: Axis =1x  Italian 90mm Heavy AA gun (rof 3), Allied = Platoon of Valentine III tanks

Main Battle 3:
Mission: Pincer
Points: 1100pts +bonus platoon
Ideal forces: US/Tunisian British vs March company Germans
Bonus platoons: Due to the Large amount of Naval support both sides may call in gunfire. Treat this as a CT 105mm 4 gun battery without a staff team called in by the command command team (no +1 to range in).

Secondary Battle 1:
Mission: Death from above (use V2 mission briefing)
Points: 1100pts
Ideal forces: FJ vs CT British

Secondary Battle 2:
Supply lines
Mission: The Raid (Burning empires)
Points: 800pts
Ideal forces: Brandenburgers vs Sudan Rifle company


  1. So which of the Allied cowards is running Confident Trained Brits?

  2. I would take a guess and say none Bede

    Looking forward to seeing how this progresses

  3. Turns out the 'coward' is Simon. Might have to redefine coward!

  4. Axis is doing ok this first week - Now tomorrow the big game. will Malta Fall?