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430320_01a: Flanking the Mareth Line [HTH] - PzC 20 Tunisia 43

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430320_01a: Flanking the Mareth Line [HTH]

By Blackie & Avanzini
Allies 7 - 2 - 6 Axis
Rating: 6.91 (10)
Games Played: 15
SM: 5
Turns: 64
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Medenine, March 20th 1943: By late March, Montgomery had built up sufficient supplies to launch a strike at the Mareth Line. This was a system of fortifications built by the French between the towns of Medenine and Gabès in southern Tunisia, prior to World War II. It was designed to defend against attacks from the Italians in Libya but, following the Fall of France and Operation Torch, it fell into Axis hands and was used by the Italians and Germans to defend against the British instead. Monty's 8th Army began Operation Pugilist on March 20th with the objective of destroying the enemy now opposing Eighth Army in the Mareth position, and then to advance and capture Sfax. Pugilist itself was indecisive and failed to make a decisive breakthrough. It did, however, establish an alternative route of attack and thus laid the ground for Supercharge II, an outflanking manoeuvre via the Tebaga Gap. Here Monty sent a reinforced Command centered on Freyberg's New Zealand Division in an end around run on the old Fortified position. The New Zealanders engaged the enemy in the Tebaga Gap on March 21st, but progress over the next four days against the determined defence of German 164th Light and 21st Panzer Divisions was very slow, although the entrance to the gap was secured. [Size, large] Designer Note: This scenario has been designed for HTH.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Barbarrossa.'s ProfileBarbarrossa. Slightly Pro Allies 8
burroughs's Profileburroughs Well Balanced 10
Liquid_Sky's ProfileLiquid_Sky Slightly Pro Allies 6
fabiominatti's Profilefabiominatti Totally Pro Axis 7
timshin42's Profiletimshin42 Well Balanced 10
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. PK Powers PK Powers's Profile Allies Axis Minor Loss 30 70
Axis giorgiobeacco's Profile giorgiobeacco vs. fabiominatti fabiominatti's Profile Allies Axis Major Victory 90 10
Axis Kool Kat's Profile Kool Kat vs. larsonney larsonney's Profile Allies Draw 50 50
Allies Bioman's Profile Bioman vs. Belisarius Belisarius's Profile Axis Allies Major Loss 10 90
Axis Belisarius's Profile Belisarius vs. redboot redboot's Profile Allies Axis Minor Victory 70 30
Can't say that much, the operation never developed into a full-fledged campaign.
Master Sergeant
timshin42 Frid Sep 26, 2014 2:08 am
Allies patient and methodical operation wore down a strong Axis defense.
"Artillerymen believe the world consists of two kinds of people: other artillerymen and targets."
Kool Kat
Major General
Kool Kat Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:40 pm
Set piece World War 1 style siege combat against multiple trench networks makes for a long and uninteresting game. Slightly Pro Axis since Germans and Italians have lots of entrenched and heavily fortified positions to construct their defenses. Allies will suffer heavy losses trying to push through the Axis defenses. Against equal skilled players, a stalemate should be the expected outcome. Not a favorite Tunisia '43 scenario.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /
PK Powers
General of the Army
PK Powers Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:58 am
very nice scenario, with a lot of manuver