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0703_01: The Charge of the Ariete_Alt - PzC 11 El Alamein '42

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0703_01: The Charge of the Ariete_Alt

By Saunders & Blackie (edited: Williams)
Axis 0 - 0 - 3 Commonwealth
Rating: 4.07 (3)
Games Played: 3
SM: 1
Turns: 8
Type: Custom
First Side: Axis
Second Side: Commonwealth
South of the Ruweisat Ridge, July 3rd 1942: The Afrika Korps' chances of snatching a victory at the First Battle of Alamein were rapidly dwindling. Although the 8th Army was fighting as individual units, the Axis forces were thoroughly exhausted with their supplies and reinforcements lying hundreds of miles to their rear. Rommel was roaming far and wide trying to get his troops to give their all in one last, final push, but with the DAK down to a tenth of its strength, it was not to be. The Italian part, on this last day, was the Ariete Division to advance to the south of the Ruweisat Ridge aiming at the Alam Nayil ridge. Little did they know that this would take them right into part of the well rested, although a little below strength, 2nd New Zealand Division. [Size, small]
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
zorak's Profilezorak Moderately Pro Commonwealth 5
Many Mariuses's ProfileMany Mariuses Moderately Pro Commonwealth 4
Kool Kat's ProfileKool Kat Totally Pro Commonwealth 5
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Commonwealth Kool Kat's Profile Kool Kat vs. Green Green's Profile Axis Commonwealth Major Victory 18 2
Commonwealth zorak's Profile zorak vs. Many Mariuses Many Mariuses's Profile Axis Commonwealth Major Victory 18 2
Axis crispin's Profile crispin vs. Outlaw Josey Wales Outlaw Josey Wales's Profile Commonwealth Axis Major Loss 2 18
1st Lieutenant
zorak Tue May 27, 2014 3:51 am
Short but sharp. Ariete needs luck on their side, but overall enjoyable.
Kool Kat
Major General
Kool Kat Sat May 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Fast and furious small scenario. Unfortunately, the Italian Ariete force has to traverse several minefields before closing with an entrenched and nearly full strength 2nd New Zealand Division. The Italians are just not up to the challenge and the Commonwealth defenders were able to break up the attack and render the Ariete force combat ineffective. Not a balanced scenario and hard to see any outcome other then a Major Loss for the Italians.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /