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Afrika II
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Game Design, 1st and 2nd Editions:
Dean Essig Axis Player Turn
Series Design: • Initialization Phase
Dean Essig • Reset the Axis Air Point Marker based on the map’s chart.
1st Edition Playtesting: • Reset the Axis Truck Marker based on the map’s chart.
Dan Andrews, John Best, Jim Clark, • Roll to determine the available Coastal Shipping.
Dave Combs, Hans van Deventer, Bill • Roll for each Axis controlled port to determine its capacity for this turn.
Doelling, Mike Haggett, Tom Kaeter, Don • Reinforcement Phase
Nesbitt, Bob Phillips, Dave Powell, Rod • Place any new units from the Order of Arrival in the Tripoli Box.
Schmisseur • Remove any withdrawn units as required by the Order of Arrival.
2nd Edition Playtesting: • Roll on the Variable Reinforcement Table and apply the results.
Jerry Axel, Dean Essig, Tim Gritten • Roll two dice for Rommel (if he is on the map). If the roll is 4 or less,
Editor: remove him from play and place him on the Turn Record Track as a
Dave Demko reinforcement for the next game turn.
• Movement Phase
Introduction • Combat Phase
Afrika II is a game covering the • Exploitation Phase
campaign in North Africa from 1940 until • Supply Phase
1942. This game is the second edition of • Unit Consolidation
the Charles S. Roberts Best World War II • Expend SPs to supply units.
game of 1993. • Mark any units found Out of Supply as Out of Supply.
• Apply step loss due to attrition to any unit found to be Out of Supply.

1.0 General Rules


1.1 Sequence of Play
Commonwealth Player Turn
• Initialization Phase
The Axis player turn is always
• Reset the CW Air Point Marker based on the map’s chart.
first. Some scenarios start with the CW
• Reset the CW Truck Marker based on the map’s chart.
player. In those cases, skip the first turn’s
• Roll for each CW-controlled port to determine its capacity for this turn.
Axis player turn and begin with the CW
• Reinforcement Phase
player turn. Continue normally from
• Determine new SPs via the Supply Chart.
there.
• Place any new units from the Order of Arrival in the Alexandria Box or
Restriction Box as the OOA requires.
Important: Regardless of which
• Remove any units withdrawn as called for by the Order of Arrival.
player starts the game, initialize
• Roll on the Variable Reinforcement Table and apply the results.
both players' air points to the
• Roll two dice for O’Connor. If the roll is 3 or less, withdraw him
number they will receive on the
permanently from play.
first turn of the scenario.
• Movement Phase
• Combat Phase
The player moving second always
• Exploitation Phase
sets up first.
• Supply Phase
• Unit Consolidation
• Expend SPs to supply units.
• Mark any units found Out of Supply as Out of Supply.
Quality Wargames Since 1988 • Apply step loss due to attrition to any unit found to be Out of Supply.

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1.2 Abbreviations 1.6 Boxes Example: A player that uses three truck
Alex Alexandria Boxes are all-around Fortifications points can move three SPs from the infinite
Arm Armored the player can build. Boxes may be built dump in Tripoli to the connecting box. At
AT Anti-Tank only at the beginning of a friendly Supply the same time, he could use all four of his
Aus Australian Phase. To build a Box, a unit (of any type or Coastal Shipping points that turn to move
Bde Brigade size) must occupy the hex. This unit must out another four SPs. There is no limit
Carp Carpathian not have moved in that game turn nor be to the number of SPs he can move out of
CW Commonwealth in an EZOC. The unit must be currently in Tripoli (even though no literal SPs are
Div Division supply. stacked there) beyond the limited amount
EZOC Enemy Zone of Control Expend one SP per box built. The SP of transportation he has.
FF Free French must be in the normal draw range of the unit
FJ Fallschirmjäger (Airborne) and does not supply that unit (or others) in 1.8 On-Map Holding Boxes
Gar Garrison addition to building the Box. On-map Holding Boxes represent
Gd(s) Guard(s) Boxes are a Terrain Effect on Combat individual map hexes in an expanded
Grp Group and have no other effects. fashion so as to break up a few congested
Hus Hussars A Box is automatically removed the hexes (such as Tobruk). Units may not
Inf Infantry instant no unit of the side which built it overstack in such hexes or in the Holding
KDG Kings Dragoon Guards is in the hex at the end of any movement Box representing the hex. Both the units in
LRDG Long Range Desert Group phase. the Holding Box and in the hex it represents
LW Luftwaffe Boxes may be built in any map hex count for the stacking limit of that hex.
MA Movement Allowance except those which already contain printed
MP Movement Point fortifications. 1.9 Ports
OOA Order of Arrival The number of Boxes used in play Only hexes and boxes which contain
OOS Out of Supply is limited by the countermix. Players may the Port Symbol can function as ports. Port
PJ Panzerjäger (Anti-Tank) want to split the available markers 50-50 capacities change from turn to turn. Each
Pol Polish before play begins. In our experience, there player rolls one die for each of the ports
Pz Panzer (Armored) has always been enough to allow for both he controls. According to each port’s Port
SA South African sides to have all they want. Capacity Box, the die roll determines the
SPT Support port’s capacity for that turn. Roll for each
VP Victory Point 1.7 Tripoli port separately. Port capacity is given in
ZOC Zone of Control The Tripoli Box and the box connecting terms of SPs. Port capacity only affects
it to the map do not represent any map hex. arriving units and SPs, never the departure
1.3 Scale Instead, they represent areas adjoining the of them. A player may never exceed the
Each turn represents one month. Each game map. capacity of a port for a turn. Once the
hex is about 10 miles across and units The Tripoli Box itself (not the box capacity of the port has been used in a turn,
represent divisions, brigades, regiments, connecting it to the map) has an infinite no further arrivals are allowed .
and a few battalions. supply dump. This means that any units in Both Tripoli and Alexandria have an
that box are forever in supply for free and infinite port capacity.
1.4 Multiple Terrain Types the Axis player can use all his trucks and 1.9a Capture of Ports. A player can
Some hexes have more than one Coastal Shipping to produce SPs from this capture another player’s ports by moving a
terrain type within them. box to send to the map. friendly unit into the port’s hex. A captured
In those cases, use only one. Terrain Units in the connecting box (the one port has no port capacity for the turn of
effects are not cumulative (Boxes and without the infinite dump) must draw supply capture. In the next game turn, the port
Fortifications are exceptions). from SPs inside that box normally. (under new management) begins to function
1) For movement, use the type with Treat each of these boxes as huge for the capturing player with the same port
the highest MP cost (and remember that off-map hexes that have no stacking limit capacity potential as it did under the former
roads (of any sort) negate other terrain and have a hexside terrain cost of 5 MPs. owners—only the capturing player now
features for units using them). To move from Tripoli to the map costs rolls for it.
2) For combat, use the type which 10 MPs—5 to enter the connecting box; A helpful way to record this change
most benefits the defender. 5 more to get to the map. When a unit over is to place the port capacity marker
moves from the connecting box to the on the turn record track on the next turn.
Exception: A Fort or Box counts in map, it can enter via any western map That turn, the new owner can roll for and
addition to any other terrain in the hex. A edge hex. Alternatively, if the unit is in the use the port.
Box in Rough terrain, for example, would farthest west edge, it can move to Tripoli EZOCs have no effect on a player’s
mean the defender is x4. by expending 10 MPs. Units without the ability to use his ports.
needed MPs to fully traverse these boxes 1.9b Damage of Ports using Air
can take advantage of the “you can always Points. Ports cannot be intentionally
1.5 Fortifications
move one hex” to (slowly) cover this reduced by air power. The effects of air
Map-printed fortifications may never
distance. (remember you’ll need to supply power are integrated into the variable port
be built or destroyed. Fortifications are
them along the way). capacities.
hexside features that affect only their
hexside. They are essentially terrain. If a No CW unit may ever enter these
hex is attacked through any hexsides that boxes.
are not fortified, the fort has no effect.

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(owning player’s choice) found when Box) can consolidate as desired so that one
2.0 Units and Counters checking for overstacking at the times it or more of them are placed in the dead pile
2.1 Counters is actually enforced. and the remaining unit is brought closer
The Commonwealth (CW) player to full strength. If two units are combined
controls all British (Brown), Australian and there are some “left-over steps”, the
2.4 Exploit-Capable Units
(Tan), Indian (Dark Brown), South African left-over steps are lost.
Only those units with a yellow bar at
(Orange), New Zealand (Kiwi with Brown
the bottom of their counters are inherently
center), Free French (Blue), Greek (White), Example: The player has two 6-4-8 Italian
Exploit Capable. Rommel and O’Connor
and Polish (Red Checker) units. Armor Battalions in a hex, both flipped
give units temporary exploit capability.
The Axis player controls all German to their reduced sides. Before expending
Out of Supply units are never Exploit-
Army (Grey), Luftwaffe (Grey-Blue), supply for the turn, the Axis player can
Capable.
Italian (Pale Green) and Italian Blackshirt combine them into one, full-strength 6-4-8
(CCNN) (Medium Green) units. and send the second unit to the dead pile.
2.5 Steps and Step Losses
Each counter has its number of
2.2 “Units” available steps printed on it. Take the first 3.0 Combat Results Table
A “unit” is any combat counter in the
step loss by flipping the counter (this will Shift Systems
game. Rommel, O’Connor, Boxes, SP’s,
destroy any one step units). Additional There are a number of different
Out of Supply, Port Capacity, Shipping, and
step losses (for 3 or 4 step units) are shown systems that apply themselves as shifts
Air Point Track Markers are not units.
by that same reduced counter side plus a to the CRT (such as Rommel, O’Connor,
one or two step loss marker Artillery, Air Points, Divisional Integrity,
under the unit. Note that the and Combined Arms).
strength of the unit does not Regardless of the reason (including
degrade further for these terrain), the maximum net shift in either
additional step losses. direction is three columns. Any excess
column shift is lost.
2.6 Retreat These shifts are based on the actual
to Step Loss CRT column, not the raw odds, when it
Conversion comes to the columns that have more than
Both players are free to one odds ratio associated with them.
convert retreat results into
step losses (as per SCS 3.1 Artillery
9.2) normally, except that Artillery “units” are abstract
at least one of the retreat representations of the artillery assets
results must be taken as an available to both sides. While they move,
actual retreat. So, a D2r2 stack, and are supplied like any other “unit”
result could be (at most) and can contribute their defensive strength
converted into a D3r1 by of 1 to the defense of their hex, their primary
such conversions. function is to provide column shifts for
Exceptions: All retreats offensive and defensive combat. Each
can be converted into step artillery unit can shift odds one column on
losses if the defender is in the CRT. To apply to a combat the artillery
a Box, Fortification, or city must be either adjacent to the defender (for
of any type. the attacker) or in the defender’s hex (for
the defender).
2.7 Garrison Artillery in defense can contribute
both its defensive strength and column
Units
shift to that combat. To participate in an
Both sides have a few
overrun, attacking artillery must move with
0-1-0 rated Garrison units.
the overrunning stack (defensive artillery
These help defend their
is handled normally).
hex (and that’s about it).
Artillery can advance after combat
Importantly, they do not
with their stack.
count for supply expenditure
and are never subject to
being Out of Supply. They 3.2 Air Points
2.3 Stacking are destroyed if required to retreat. Each player is given one or more
Up to 4 units (any size or type) can Air Points each turn. A player can use
stack in one hex. Non-units do not count his points to support any friendly attack
for stacking.
2.8 Unit Consolidation
or defense. A player may never expend
At the start of the player’s Supply
Stacking is enforced only at the end more Air Points in a given turn than he has
Phase, he can combine his units to make
of the regular Movement Phase, at the available. Keep track of available Air Points
fewer actual counters on the map (and
moment of an Overrun combat and at the on the player’s Air Point Track. Unused air
reduce his supply requirements). Units of
end of a retreat. Temporary overstacking points are wasted when the number is again
the same type and unit values in a stack (or
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3.2a Restrictions on Use. Air Points


can be used in any phase in which friendly
4.0 Coming and Going 5.0 Supply
4.1 Reinforcements This game has a slightly more involved
units are either attacking or defending—
Reinforcements automatically show supply system than the usual SCS game. The
including overrun attacks and defenses.
up in the Tripoli Box or in Alexandria, nature of the campaign demanded a more
Air Points can be used on any map
as appropriate. They can overstack on explicit treatment. It has been designed
hex, but never in Tripoli or its connecting
placement. If Alexandria is not controlled by to make operations follow logistical
box.
the CW player, CW reinforcements arrive constraints without becoming a playability
3.2b Use as Combat Odds Shifts—as
on any east map edge hex or any hex of burden.
Attacker and Defender. When any combat
Cairo. Some CW reinforcements are sent 5.0a Supply Points. The supply system
is announced, either player can opt to
directly to the Restriction Box. in this game uses Supply Points (SPs) which
apply Air Points to affect the battle. The
are placed on the map. SPs remain under
defender must announce his Air Points
4.2 Replacements the control of their owning player until such
before the attacker needs to decide, and
Each player has a Variable time as they are expended or captured by the
both must commit desired Air Points before
Reinforcement Table. The player rolls enemy. SPs may be freely added together
computing any odds.
two dice on his table once each turn in the or broken down to conserve SP markers.
Each Air Point shifts the odds one
Reinforcement Phase to determine what he SPs cannot move on their own. They are
column in that side’s favor.
might get. With the exception of no effect moved by Trucks and Coastal Shipping.
3.3 Divisional Integrity (and Allied withdrawals) the results from
In any attack (or defense) where one or these tables consist of Replacements. 5.1 Arrival of Supplies
A player must use his Replacements The Axis Player has an infinite supply
more multi-unit divisions participate using
immediately upon their acquisition. Any dump in Tripoli; he can get all the supply he
all of their currently on-map components,
excess is lost. Each Replacement can be wants from there, limited by his available
shift the combat odds one column in that
used to rebuild one friendly unit regardless Coastal Shipping and Trucks. The Allied
side’s favor. If both sides are eligible, the
of nationality or type to full strength player gets a set amount according to the
shifts cancel each other out. Each side can
(regardless of how many or few step losses current turn from his Supply Chart. These
only get one shift for Divisional Integrity
it might have), subject to the following. SPs may be moved by any combination of
no matter how many divisions qualify.
4.2a Requirements to Replace Step Coastal Shipping and Trucks in that same
If a division currently has only one
Losses in Living Units. To replace step losses turn.
counter on the map, it is not eligible for
this shift. No side ever gets a shift of more on a living unit, the unit must not be marked
Out of Supply AND must be stacked with 5.1a Use of Supply. During his Supply
than one column in its favor for this reason,
or adjacent to an SP. Units in EZOCs can Phase, a player must expend SPs to place
even if more than one eligible division
rebuild steps. Regardless of the number of his units into supply. Any unit which
participates. In the attack, the participating
steps the unit is missing, one Replacement does not have supply expended for it is
elements from a given division need
allows the unit to return to full strength. automatically marked Out of Supply.
not stack together, provided they are all
involved in the combat. 4.2b Replacements and Dead Units.
These units reappear in either Alexandria Units of both sides are automatically
Ignore units of a division in the
or Tripoli (as appropriate). Withdrawn units in-supply at the start of every scenario in
Restriction Box for purposes of this rule
can be rebuilt in this way; in that case, the that ‘grey-zone’ before their first Supply
(they neither ensure that a division has
rebuild represents the return of the unit Phase.
more than one counter, nor do they negate
the ability to get all the unit’s counters in from wherever it went. If Alexandria is
unavailable, the CW cannot rebuild. As with A player may choose to not supply
one combat).
replacing steps in damaged units above, the units if he desires, with the understanding
dead unit returns at full strength. that they will suffer the Out of Supply
3.4 Combined Arms effects.
A stack in a combat (attack or
Just because it must be said… Every SP on the map has a supply
defense) can qualify for a shift on the CRT
O’Connor and Rommel cannot be rebuilt range in MPs. Supply range is always
for Combined Arms.
using replacement steps. counted from the SPs to the units. The
For a stack to qualify, the side
range for a player’s SPs differs according
must have at least one Armor and one
4.3 Withdrawals to the following:
Infantry unit stacked together.
No more than three attacking A number of units are to be withdrawn
from play, as listed on each Reinforcement Axis (turns 1 through 6): 3 MPs
stacks can apply shifts for Combined Arms
Chart or the CW Variable Reinforcement Axis (turn 7 and beyond): 5 MPs
in a single combat.
Table. Players can withdraw any unit of CW (always): 5 MPs
For this rule: the listed type (use the same definitions
as Combined Arms) currently in play. The Supply range MPs may never enter
“Armor” includes Armor, AT, Flak,
unit chosen can be at reduced strength, in hexes containing EZOCs unless negated
Arm Car, Arm Recon, Camel. Motorcycle,
an EZOC, or Out of Supply. The player can by a friendly unit.
and AG units.
choose to withdraw a dead unit only if no
living units of the type are on the map. The To determine the number of required
“Infantry” includes Infantry, Airborne,
chosen unit need not be able to trace any SPs to supply the local units, the player
MG, Garrison, and Support.
path to escape (i.e. it might be surrounded). counts one per unit (Exceptions: Italian
These units are considered to be “dead.” divisions count as two; the LRDG unit,
These units are free to be rebuilt starting all Garrison (‘Gar’) units, and all “non-
the turn after they are withdrawn.

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units” never count for supply) drawing SPs have no combat strength or Shipping may only be used during a
from a given SP hex, and then divides by 10. movement ability of their own. SPs may player’s Movement Phase, never during
Units count as per the preceding, regardless never advance or retreat as a part of a combat the Exploitation Phase. Coastal Shipping
of step losses. Round the result normally. result affecting the units in their hex. There is given in terms of SPs. Each unit of any
All units drawing from a given hex must is no provision for destroying one’s own size or type also counts as one SP for
be in the supply range of that hex. SPs—although in a player’s Supply Phase shipping.
he can expend more SPs than is required of Units and SPs can be moved by Coastal
For instance, a player counts 14 units his units in order to eliminate an excess. Shipping and move under their own power
drawing from some SPs and would need to SPs are captured when a enemy unit in the same phase, or vice versa, and are
expend one SP to supply them. enters their hex. SPs can never be attacked not penalized for doing so.
by enemy units if no friendly unit is in the For instance, a unit with an MA of
Exception: Do not round 0.4 or less hex—in such a case, enemy units must 10 can move 3 MPs to a port, have one
down to zero—if a SP hex is used at all, wait to move into the hex using their Coastal Shipping point expended for it, be
at least one SP must be expended. own Movement Allowance. Entry into an transferred to another port, and then move
unoccupied enemy SP hex does not cost using the remaining 7 MPs. Likewise, an
A player can expend more SPs than additional Movement Points. SP could be trucked 5 MPs to a port, use
required by his units in order to not leave Immediately upon entry into an Coastal Shipping to another port, and then
SPs for the enemy (this includes expending enemy SP’s hex, the moving player rolls be trucked again (using another Truck) 5
SPs where there are no units)—but this can one die. MPs.
only be done in a friendly Supply Phase. There is no MP cost for loading or
On a 1-3, the SPs are destroyed and unloading from Coastal Shipping. Coastal
Important: Players are expected no SPs are captured. Shipping may only pick up and drop off SPs
to assign units to groups in a way to take On a 4-6, half of the SPs are captured and units at ports—there is no amphibious
advantage of the rounding rule. In other (round this portion normally) and destroy landing capability. Neither Rommel nor
words, a player with 28 units drawing for the rest. O’Connor need or use Coastal Shipping.
supply may divide them into two-fourteen 5.4c Axis Shipping. At the same time
unit groups and pay only 2 SPs to supply Example: The player enters a he rolls for his port capacities, the Axis
them. hex containing 3 enemy SPs and rolls player also rolls to determine the amount
successfully. He captures 1.5 rounded to 2 of Coastal Shipping available to him in the
OCS Player Note: OCS game players SPs and 1 SP is destroyed. coming turn by rolling one die on his Coastal
should take note that “adjacent is not good Shipping Track (just like the ports).
enough” here. Supply trace counts must be 5.4 Moving Supplies 5.4d Allied Shipping. The Allied player
made counted into the unit’s hex. 5.4a Trucks. Each player is given one has all the Coastal Shipping he needs
or more Trucks to use each turn. A player to make full use of all his available port
5.1b Combat Supply. There is may never expend more Trucks than he has capacities.
no specific supply cost for combat available for the given turn. Each player In other words, if the Allied player
operations. records his available Trucks on his Truck controls three ports each with a capacity
5.1c Oasis. An oasis can provide Track. Subtract Trucks from this track as of two, he’ll have 6 points worth of coastal
supply (without any SP expenditure) for they are expended. Refill the track with shipping.
up to two units. When used in conjunction Trucks during each friendly Initialization Ignore the capacity of Alexandria
with real SPs, subtract 2 from the unit total Phase. Unused Trucks cannot be saved from when calculating the coastal shipping
before dividing by 10. turn to turn. Trucks have one purpose, to available to the Allied player!
move SPs.
5.2 Out of Supply Effects One Truck can move one SP up to 5 Example: A player has a port with a
A unit is found to be Out of Supply MPs. Trucks can move any friendly SP, capacity of three for a turn. During his
(OOS) in a Supply Phase apply the regardless of where it is on the map. More Movement Phase, he uses one point of
following until the each turn until the than one Truck may be used on a single SP Coastal shipping to move 1 SP of supplies
marker is removed. The step loss occurs so as to move it further—for instance, two to the port. Later in that phase, he decides to
in the Supply Phase itself. Trucks may be used to move an SP up to ship an infantry division into the port, which
1) Defense and Movement values are 10 MPs. Proportional use is allowed; One costs another SP worth of capacity—leaving
x1/2. Truck can move five SPs 1 MP each (No, one left. He then ships another unit out of
2) Attack values are x1/4. I don’t know why you’d want to do this) the port (using more coastal shipping, but
3) Delete one step from the unit and unused MPs generated by a Truck can no port capacity). Just before the end of this
(destroy it if necessary) due to be saved for future use in that same game phase, the player takes a quick look around
attrition. turn. to see if he has set himself up correctly for
4) Out of Supply units are no longer Trucks can be used only in a player’s the next Supply Phase. To his horror, he
Exploit Capable and do not have Movement Phase—never during the finds himself 2 SPs short at the above port.
ZOCs. Exploitation Phase. While he has enough coastal shipping to
5) Out of Supply units cannot absorb Truck MPs can never enter hexes do the job, his one point of remaining port
replacements. containing EZOCs which are not negated capacity will not let him do it. He then
by a friendly unit. Unnegated EZOCs block ships in the one SP he can and prepares to
5.3 Supply Point Capture all Truck movement. be short for a turn.

5.4b Coastal Shipping. Coastal

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6.2c Rommel Movement Effects. At


6.0 Axis Special Rules the moment a stack begins to move, if it
7.0 Allied Special Rules
6.1 Mussolini is also stacked with Rommel, it can do the 7.1 O’Connor
Requirements following: O’Connor is identical to Rommel with
The Mussolini Line extends through 1) The stack can conduct overruns even the following exception:
the A47.xx hex column. By the end of turn if it is in an EZOC. 7.1a O’Connor Gets Captured. Roll two
2 until the end of turn 5, the Axis player 2) The stack can move in the Exploitation dice each CW Reinforcement Phase. On a 3
must have the listed number of units east of Phase and advance after combat like or less, withdraw him from permanently
the Mussolini Line (not inclusive). Italian an Exploit Capable unit even if in an from play. O’Connor never gets sick (this
units destroyed east of the line continue to EZOC or not Exploit Capable. rule replaces the corresponding Rommel Sick
count, even if rebuilt. Once turn 6 begins, the rule).
Italian player can ignore the requirement. 6.2d Rommel Combat Effects. If 7.1b Option 1: Early Game Safety Net. Do
If at any time the Axis player fails to Rommel is stacked with a defending unit, not roll for O’Connor before turn 6. Players
fulfill this requirement, he forfeits the game he gives it one column shift to the left in using this option forego the LRDG Raid on
in a sudden death defeat and returns to Rome support. If he is stacked with any of the Rommel (7.4).
to explain his neglect to El Duce. units attacking a given hex (regular or 7.1c Option 2: Fair Playing Field. Change
overrun), the attack gets one column shift the dice roll to 4 or less, but O’Connor leaves
Mussolini Requirement units: to the right. for only one turn just like Rommel. Using this
5x Infantry Divisions 6.2e Rommel Gets Sick. Roll two option foregoes the LRDG Raid on Rommel
3x Exploit Capable units dice each Axis Reinforcement Phase after (7.4).
he enters play. On a 4 or less, withdraw
6.2 Rommel him from the map and place him as a Play Note: Losing O’Connor is a big deal
Rommel is effectively a “higher reinforcement on the Turn Record Track to the CW player and seems dreadfully
activity emphasis” marker. Rommel is not for the next game turn. He returns that turn unfair when compared to Rommel’s rule
a unit, so he does not count for stacking or as a reinforcement. (even if it is historically accurate). Option
supply, has no combat strength, and is not one allows the player to defuse the unlikely
eligible to take step losses. event of O’Connor driving over a mine (or
6.3 Trento Truck Option
Rommel must always stack with at something) before he is able to conduct the
There are two versions of the Italian
least one German unit (he cannot stack Compass offensive. The second merely makes
Motorized division “Trento” in this game.
in a stack of units which are exclusively the two men identical in game terms and is
Before play begins, the Axis player must
Italian; a mix is OK). If Rommel’s stack recommended for games where the fun is the
decide if he wants to use the Trento Truck
is destroyed or no longer has the required thing, not a strictly historical model.
option or not. If he uses the option, he gets
German unit, the Axis player must displace one truck point beyond what the Axis Truck
Rommel to any German occupied hex he Point Chart lists each turn. When the Trento 7.2 The Restriction Box
prefers. If there is no such hex, remove division enters play, use the single-counter The Restriction Box (on map B) is a
Rommel from play permanently because version of the division and flip the Axis repository for numerous units floating around
you have lost. Truck Marker to its ‘Trento +1’ side as a Egypt undergoing training or otherwise
6.2a Storch Movement. Rommel reminder. unavailable to the player for active operations.
moves in two ways: Storch Movement If he decides not to use the option, While in the Restriction Box, CW units do
and Piggy Back. Rommel can use both in a do not add to the Axis Truck Point total not need to be supplied, have no stacking
single phase. Storch Movement can be done and bring on the two counter version of limit, and cannot be affected by any Axis unit
in any Axis Phase. Rommel must not have Trento. or combat. The CW player can never send
moved or been involved in a combat in the In all scenarios where Trento has units to the Restriction Box, only the Order of
current phase. Simply pick Rommel up and already come into play (Turn 7 and Arrival can do so. Units in the Restriction Box
place him in any other Axis occupied hex. after starts), the Trento Truck Option is can be used to satisfy Variable Reinforcement
That completes his Storch Movement for automatically in play. Table Withdrawal results.
that phase. Units can be released from the
6.2b Piggy-Back Movement. During Historical Note: Historically, Trento’s Restriction Box during the CW Reinforcement
any phase allowing Axis units to move, trucks were reassigned to increase the Phase either because of a listing in the OOA
Rommel must move with the units with available truck tonnage for the Italian or because the player desires them. In either
which he is stacked. If that stack splits 1940 offensive. Here, the player can choose case, take the units out of the Restriction Box
(some stay in place, others move in different between the added truck point and the and put them into Mersa Matruh, Alexandria
directions, whatever), Rommel can pick any usefulness of an Italian semi-motorized or any hex of Cairo as desired and controlled
of the formerly stacked units with which division. by the CW player.
to remain (even if it means he stays in The player can intentionally release
the original hex). Rommel goes wherever units from the Restriction Box in any CW
his unit goes and can be dropped off with Reinforcement Phase he desires (even if
some unit he did not start the phase (where not listed as such on the OOA), but each
he could conceivably Piggy Back again unit arrives as above with its first step
with them). Rommel has no Movement destroyed.
Allowance and can go as far as any number Units released from the Restriction Box
of units can carry him. Rommel can (and via the OOA do not lose a step as do the
sometimes must) Piggy Back in Advances above.
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7.3 The Long Range Desert 8.2 Short Scenarios A42.20: 4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (23 Mar)
Group (LRDG) All the main scenarios extend until the
campaign ends (with the campaign victory A42.18: 5-4-5 It Arm Grp (1 Med), 2-2-10
This unit represents an amalgamation
conditions) on turn 28. Several, however, Camel Grp (Maletti)
of all the Special Service Commando units
(Layforce, Sterling, the SAS) which roamed offer shorter versions with their own short
scenario victory conditions. When you CW Information:
all over the desert during the period covered
decide to play a scenario, choose either Set Up:
by the game. Once in play, the unit functions
the campaign or the short version and use B30.10: 1-1-15 Commando Grp (LRDG),
like any other except that it ignores all EZOC
the appropriate ending turn and victory 0-5-0 Gar Grp (Cairo), 10 SPs
MP costs and supply considerations (it is
always in supply). conditions. All game rules are in play
regardless of the type selected. B19.19: 0-3-0 Gar Grp (Alex), 3 SPs
7.4 The LRDG Raid on A61.19: Box, 0-2-0 Gar Grp (Matruh), 0-1-7
Rommel 8.3 The Italian Invasion
Arty, 2 SPs
After a time in play, the Allied player
usually gets a little fed up with that chap First Turn: Turn 1
A60.17: O’Connor, 9-6-8 Arm Bde (4/7
Rommel and wants to be able to do something Turn Length: 28 turns
Arm, less 1 step), 8-5-8 Arm Bde (7/7 Arm,
about him (aside from hoping he gets sick Map Area: Both
less 1 step)
again). This rule allows a method of dealing First Player: Axis
with that pesky bugger with the Blue Max. Anywhere in Egypt, east of A51.xx,
Once per game (only once) during any Short Version:
inclusive: 3-3-12 Arm Car Bn (11 Hus/7
Allied Movement Phase, the Allied player Play turns 1 through 3. The Italians
Arm), 4-5-10 SPT Bde (7/7 Arm)
can announce a “Raid on Rommel”. When win if they take Mersa Matruh; otherwise
he does so, place the LRDG in the dead it is a CW win. This scenario bogs down
Restriction Box:
pile. A raid on Rommel cannot occur if it is into a series of suicide assaults by the
3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (4 NZ/2 NZ)
already in the dead pile, or not yet in play. Italians against the on-coming set of CW
3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (5 Ind/4 Ind)
Once dead, the LRDG can be rebuilt like units released from the Restriction Box.
3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (11 Ind/4 Ind)
any other unit. Not much in terms of finesse, but can be a
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (16 Aus/6 Aus)
good warm up.
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (17 Aus/6 Aus)
Roll one die. 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (19 Aus/6 Aus)
On a 6, Rommel is captured (or killed) Axis Information:
3-5-5 Polish Inf Bde (Carp)
and permanently removed from play. Set Up:
3-5-7 Inf Bde (16)
On a 5, Rommel is injured and returns Tripoli Box:
as a reinforcement three turns later. 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Bologna, less 1 step)
8.4 Operation Compass
On any other roll, there is no effect. 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Brescia, less 1 step)
6-7-4 It Inf Div (Pavia, less 1 step)
First Turn: Turn 4
Do not use this rule if either 7.1 optional 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Sabrtha, less 1 step)
Turn Length: 25 turns
is in play. 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Savona, less 1 step)
Map Area: Both
0-1-4 It Arty
First Player: CW
8.0 Scenarios A7.23: 2 SPs
Set ups are German or British units Short Version:
unless specifically noted otherwise. Play turns 4 through 6. The CW wins
A36.23: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Sirte), 0-2-0
Gar Grp (Tobruk), 2 SPs if they destroy all Italian units fulfilling the
8.1 Campaign Victory Mussolini Line requirements and take Tobruk
Conditions A36.22: 0-1-0 It Arty and Benghazi. Otherwise the Axis wins. Not
Use these for any scenario ending on a bad warm up scenario and good training for
turn 28. A36.19: 4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (3 Jan) the skills needed to run a hard hitting shoe-
string offensive.
Axis: The Axis player wins a Sudden A38.21: 5-5-4 It Inf Div (Catnzro)
Death victory if, at the end of any Allied Axis Information:
Player Turn, he occupies both Alexandria and A44.21: 3-2-6 It Arm Grp (2 Lib), 4-5-4 Set Up:
Cairo. (That is the only way to win a victory CCNN Inf Div (28 Oct), 0-1-0 Gar Grp Tripoli Box:
which might be meaningful in a historical (Bardia), 3 SPs 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Bologna, less 1 step)
sense.) In strictly game terms, the Axis player 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Brescia, less 1 step)
also wins if he occupies Bardia, Tobruk, and A44.20: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Cirene) 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Pavia, less 1 step)
Benghazi at the end of the game. 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Sabrtha, less 1 step)
Allied: The Allied player wins if he A44.19: 4-5-4 It Inf Div (1 Lib), 0-1-4 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Savona, less 1 step)
occupies Mersa Matruh, Bardia, and Tobruk It Arty 2-3-6 It Inf Rgt (10 Brs)
at the end of the game (as well as avoiding 0-1-4 It Arty
the sudden death conditions for the entire A43.20: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Marmrca). 3-2-
game. 6 It Arm Grp (1 Lib)
Draw: Other than the above.
A43.19: 4-5-4 It Inf Div (2 Lib)

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A36.23: 0-2-0 It Gar Grp (Tobruk), 2 SPs 8.5 The Race to the Wire A1.08: Rommel, 4-4-12 Pz Recon Bn (3
Aufk/21.Pz), 3-4-12 MG Bn (8), 2-6-8
A36.22: 0-1-0 It Arty First Turn: Turn 8 LW Flak Bn (1-33), 2 SPs
Turn Length: 21 turns
A40.21: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Sirte) Map Area: Both Trento option is in play.
First Player: Axis
A41.22: 3-2-6 It Arm Grp (2 Lib) CW Information:
Short Version: Dead or Withdrawn:
A44.21: 4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (23 Mar), Play turns 8 through 10. The Axis O’Connor
0-1-0 It Gar Grp (Bardia), 0-1-4 It Arty wins if they retake two of the following: 3-5-7 Inf Bde (14)
Benghazi, Tobruk, and/or Bardia. Any other 3-4-9 Inf Bde (Selby)
A45.20: 4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (28 Oct) result is a CW win. Similar to the “hair on 7-4-8 Arm Bde (1/2 Arm)
fire” requirements of the short Compass 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (5 Ind/4 Ind)
A44.18: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Marmrca) scenario, both scenarios teach how to run 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (7 Ind/4 Ind)
fast operations with limited assets. 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (11 Ind/4 Ind)
A48.19: 5-5-4 It Inf Div (Catnzro), 3-2-6 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (16 Aus/6 Aus)
Arm Grp (1 Lib) Axis Information: 3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (4 NZ/2 NZ)
Dead or Withdrawn: 4-6-7 NZ Inf Bde (5 NZ/2 NZ)
A48.17: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Cirene) 2-2-10 It Camel Grp (Maletti) 3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (6 NZ/2 NZ)
3-2-6 It Arm Grp (1 Lib)
A50.18: Box, 2-2-10 It Camel Grp 3-2-6 It Arm Grp (2 Lib) Set Up:
(Maletti), 5-4-5 It Arm Grp (1 Med) 5-4-5 It Arm Grp (1 Med) B31.11: 2-2-12 Arm Car Bn (Royals)
5-4-5 It Arm Grp (2 Med)
A51.19: Box, 4-5-4 It Inf Div (2 Lib) 2-3-6 It Inf Rgt (10 Brs) B30.10: 0-5-0 Gar Grp (Cairo), 0-1-7
4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (3 Jan) Arty, 5 SPs
A51.20: 4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (3 Jan), 4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (23 Mar)
1 SP 4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (28 Oct) B29.10: 9-6-8 Arm Bde (4/7 Arm, less 1
4-5-4 It Inf Div (1 Lib) step), 3-3-12 Arm Car Bn (11 Hus/7 Arm),
A52.19: Box, 4-5-4 It Inf Div (1 Lib) 4-5-4 It Inf Div (2 Lib) 4-5-10 SPT Bde (7/7 Arm)
5-5-4 It Inf Div (Catnzro)
CW Information: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Cirene) B19.19: 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (17 Aus/6 Aus),
Dead or Withdrawn: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Marmrca) 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (19 Aus/6 Aus), 0-3-0
3-5-7 Inf Bde (14) 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Sirte) Gar Grp (Alex), 4 SPs
3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (7 Ind/4 Ind) 0-2-0 Gar Grp Tobruk
0-1-0 Gar Grp (Bardia) A61.19: Box, 3-5-7 Inf Bde (22 Gd), 3-5-
Set Up: 0-1-0 It Arty 7 Inf Bde (16), 0-2-0 Gar Grp (Matruh),
B30.10: 0-5-0 Gar Grp (Cairo), 5 SPs 0-1-4 It Arty 1 SP

B19.19: 0-3-0 Gar Grp (Alex), 4 SPs Set Up: A36.21: 3-5-8 Ind Inf Bde (3 Ind)
Tripoli Box:
A61.19: Box, 0-2-0 Gar Grp (Matruh), 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Pavia) A36.23: 3-6-7 Aus Inf Bde (24 Aus/9 Aus),
1 SP 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Trento) 0-1-7 Arty, 2 SPs
5-6-4 It Inf Div (Bologna, less 1
A48.02: 1-1-15 Commando Grp (LRDG) step) A13.26: 4-7-7 Aus Inf Bde (26 Aus/9 Aus),
6-7-4 It Inf Div (Sabrtha, less 1 step) 1-1-15 Commando Grp (LRDG), 1 SP
A50.15: 4-5-10 SPT Bde (7/7 Arm), 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Savona, less 1 step)
0-1-7 Arty 3-4-6 It Inf Rgt (7 Brs) A10.23: 4-7-7 Aus Inf Bde (20 Aus/9
1-5-9 It AT Bn (5) Aus)
A50.16: 8-5-8 Arm Bde (7/7 Arm), 3-3-12 0-1-4 It Arty
Arm Car Bn (11 Hus/7 Arm), 3-5-7 Ind 2-6-8 LW Flak Bn (1-18) A7.09: 8-5-8 Arm Bde (7/7 Arm, less 1
Inf Bde (5 Ind/4 Ind), 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde step), 1 SP
(11 Ind/4 Ind) Tripoli Map Connection Box:
6-4-8 It Arm Bn (7 Med/Ariete) A4.09: 3-3-12 Arm Car Bn (KDG), 3-4-8
A51.17: O’Connor, 9-6-8 Arm Bde (4/7 4-3-8 It Arm Bn (Light/Ariete) SPT Bde (2/2 Arm)
Arm), 3-5-7 Inf Bde (16), 3 SPs 3-4-10 It Inf Rgt (8 Brs/Ariete)
6-7-4 It Inf Div (Brescia) Restriction Box:
Restriction Box: 0-1-6 It Arty 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (18 Aus/7 Aus)
3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (4 NZ/2 NZ) 8-6-9 Pz Bn (1-5/21.Pz) 3-5-5 Polish Inf Bde (Carp)
3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (6 NZ/2 NZ) 8-6-9 Pz Bn (2-5/21.Pz)
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (16 Aus/6 Aus) 3-4-12 MG Bn (2) Note: Both of the 4-5 roll withdrawals
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (17 Aus/6 Aus) 3-3-8 PJ Bn (605) have occurred.
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (19 Aus/6 Aus) 3 SPs
3-5-5 Polish Inf Bde (Carp)

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8.6 Operation Crusader Set Up:


A34.22: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Trento), B30.10: 0-5-0 Gar Grp (Cairo), 0-1-7
First Turn: Turn 15 0-1-4 It Arty Arty, 5 SPs
Turn Length: 14 turns
Map Area: Both A35.22: 3-4-6 It Inf Rgt (7 Brs), B19.19: 0-3-0 Gar Grp (Alex), 4 SPs
First Player: CW 0-1-6 It Arty
B8.16: 3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (6 SA/2 SA)
Short Version: A36.21: 5-6-4 It Inf Div (Bologna)
Play turns 15 and 16. The CW wins if they B2.17: 3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (3 SA/2 SA)
relieve Tobruk (defined as a land path free of A37.22: 4-5-7 Inf Rgt (155/90.Le), 3-5-7
EZOCs and enemy units from Tobruk to Mersa Inf Rgt (361/90.Le), 3-5-9 Inf Rgt (288 A61.19: Box, 3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (2 SA/1
Matruh that never goes west of Tobruk). The Snd) SA), 0-2-0 Gar Grp (Matruh), 3 SPs
Axis wins otherwise. This is just a big battle
at this point. The victory conditions are fairly A37.23: 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Pavia), A40.05: 1-1-15 Commando Grp (LRDG),
easy on the CW, so be sure to let the player 0-1-7 Arty 3-5-8 Ind Inf Bde (29 Ind/5 Ind)
with less experience play them. Then go out
and stir up a lot of dust and sand! A40.22: 8-6-9 Pz Bn (2-8/15.Pz), A47.19: 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (11 Ind/4 Ind),
3-4-12 MG Bn (2), 0-1-9 Arty 0-1-7 Arty
Axis Information:
Dead or Withdrawn: A40.21: Rommel, 8-6-9 Pz Bn (1-8/15. A46.17: 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (5 Ind/4 Ind)
2-2-10 It Camel Grp (Maletti) Pz), 4-5-10 Inf Rgt (115/15.Pz),
3-2-6 It Arm Grp (1 Lib) 2-6-8 LW Flak Bn (1-33) A44.17: 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (7 Ind/4 Ind),
3-2-6 It Arm Grp (2 Lib) 0-1-7 Arty
5-4-5 It Arm Grp (1 Med) A41.21: 3-3-10 Pz Recon Bn (580
5-4-5 It Arm Grp (2 Med) Aufk/90.Le) A42.18: 3-3-12 Arm Car Bn (KDG)
2-3-6 It Inf Rgt (10 Brs)
4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (3 Jan) A42.20: 4-4-12 Pz Recon Bn (33 A42.17: 5-6-6 Arm Bde (1 Army), 3-5-7
4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (23 Mar) Aufk/15.Pz), 4-4-12 Pz Recon Bn (3 NZ Inf Bde (4 NZ/2 NZ), 4-6-7 NZ Inf
4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (28 Oct) Aufk/21.Pz) Bde (5 NZ/2 NZ), 3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (6
4-5-4 It Inf Div (1 Lib) NZ/2 NZ), 3 SPs
4-5-4 It Inf Div (2 Lib) A43.21: 8-6-9 Pz Bn (1-5/21.Pz), 8-6-9
5-5-4 It Inf Div (Catnzro) Pz Bn (2-5/21.Pz), 3-3-12 Motorcycle Bn A40.18: 9-6-8 Arm Bde (4/7 Arm), 8-5-8
5-6-4 It Inf Div (Cirene) (15), 0-1-9 Arty Arm Bde (7/7 Arm), 3-3-12 Arm Car Bn
5-6-4 It Inf Div (Marmrca) (11 Hus/7 Arm)
5-6-4 It Inf Div (Sirte) A43.20: 2-6-8 LW Flak Bn (1-18)
0-2-0 Gar Grp Tobruk A40.17: 4-5-10 SPT Bde (7/7 Arm), 0-1-7
0-1-0 Gar Grp (Bardia) A44.21: 3-3-8 PJ Bn (605), 2 SPs Arty
0-1-0 It Arty
0-1-4 It Arty A44.19: Box, 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Savona) A40.16: 3-5-7 Inf Bde (22 Gd)
3-4-12 MG Bn (8)
A44.18: Box, 4-5-10 Inf Rgt (104/21.Pz) A39.18: 3-3-12 SA Arm Car Bn (4+6)
Set Up:
Tripoli Box: Trento option is in play. A39.17: 9-5-8 Arm Bde (22/1 Arm)
6-7-4 It Inf Div (Sabrtha, less 1 step)
1-5-9 It AT Bn (5) CW Information: A38.17: 3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (5 SA/1 SA)
Dead or Withdrawn:
A7.23: 3-5-10 It Arm Recon Grp O’Connor A38.16: 3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (1 SA/1 SA)
(RECAM), 3 SPs 2-2-12 Arm Car Bn (Royals)
3-4-8 SPT Bde (2/2 Arm) Any hex(es) of Tobruk Fortress: 3-5-7
A32.21: 3-4-6 It Inf Rgt (9 Brs), 3-3-7 It 3-5-7 Inf Bde (69/50) Inf Bde (14), 3-5-7 Inf Bde (16), 3-5-7 Inf
Inf Rgt (66/Trieste), 2 SPs 3-5-7 Inf Bde (150/50) Bde (23), 3-5-5 Polish Inf Bde (Carp), 5-
3-5-7 Inf Bde (151/50) 6-6 Arm Bde (32 Army), 0-1-7 Arty, 2 SPs
A33.20: 3-3-7 It Inf Rgt (65/Trieste) 3-4-9 Inf Bde (Selby)
7-4-8 Arm Bde (1/2 Arm) Restriction Box:
A35.20: 4-3-8 It Arm Grp (Light/Ariete), 6- 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (9 Ind/5 Ind) 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (21 Aus/7 Aus)
4-8 It Arm Bn (8 Med/Ariete), 6-4-8 It Arm 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (10 Ind/5 Ind) 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (25 Aus/7 Aus)
Bn (9 Med/Ariete) 3-5-8 Ind Inf Bde (3 Ind) 3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (4 SA/2 SA)
3-4-7 Ind Inf Bde (161 Ind)
A36.19: 6-4-8 It Arm Bn (7 Med/Ariete), 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (16 Aus/6 Aus) Note: Both of the 4-5 roll withdrawals
3-4-10 It Inf Rgt (8 Brs/Ariete), 0-1-6 It 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (17 Aus/6 Aus) have occurred.
Arty, 2 SPs 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (19 Aus/6 Aus)
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (18 Aus/7 Aus)
A34.23: 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Brescia), 4-7-7 Aus Inf Bde (20 Aus/9 Aus)
0-1-6 It Arty 3-6-7 Aus Inf Bde (24 Aus/9 Aus)
4-7-7 Aus Inf Bde (26 Aus/9 Aus)

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8.7 Gazala A27.21: 4-4-12 Pz Recon Bn (33 CW Information:


This scenario starts on 1 Jun 42, instead Aufk/15.Pz), 8-6-9 Pz Bn (1-8/15.Pz), Dead or Withdrawn:
of the late May historical start for the battle 8-6-9 Pz Bn (2-8/15.Pz), 0-1-9 Arty O’Connor
of Gazala. Unlike the case in Crusader, 3-3-12 Arm Car Bn (11 Hus/7 Arm)
where the high tempo can be considered A27.22: 4-4-12 Pz Recon Bn (3 Aufk/21. 8-5-8 Arm Bde (7/7 Arm)
to make the last week or so of November Pz), 8-6-9 Pz Bn (1-5/21.Pz), 2-6-8 LW 3-4-8 SPT Bde (2/2 Arm)
“look” like a month of action, here the Flak Bn (1-18), 0-1-9 Arty 3-4-8 SPT Bde (1/1 Arm)
available days are just too short to make 3-5-7 Inf Bde (14)
the same abstraction. A28.19: 3-3-10 Pz Recon Bn (580 3-5-7 Inf Bde (16)
Aufk/90.Le), 4-5-7 Inf Rgt (155/90.Le), 3-5-7 Inf Bde (23)
First Turn: Turn 22 3-5-9 Inf Rgt (288.Snd), 0-1-7 Arty 3-4-9 Inf Bde (Selby)
Turn Length: 7 turns 7-4-8 Arm Bde (1/2 Arm)
Map Area: Both A28.20: 4-5-10 Inf Rgt (115/15.Pz), 3- 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (5 Ind/4 Ind)
First Player: Axis 3-8 PJ Bn (33 PJ/15.Pz), 2-6-8 LW Flak 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (7 Ind/4 Ind)
Bn (1-33) 3-5-5 Polish Inf Bde (Carp)
Short Version: 3-4-7 Ind Inf Bde (161 Ind)
Play turns 22 through 24. The Axis A28.21: Rommel, 8-6-9 Pz Bn (2-5/21. 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (16 Aus/6 Aus)
wins if they take Tobruk, Mersa Matruh, Pz), 4-5-10 Inf Rgt (104/21.Pz), 4 SPs 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (17 Aus/6 Aus)
and El Alamein. The CW wins otherwise. 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (19 Aus/6 Aus)
This represents the last summer campaign A28.22: 6-4-8 It Arm Bn (8 Med/Ariete), 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (18 Aus/7 Aus)
for the Axis. It is a tough puzzle to pull off. 2-2-8 It AG Bn (AG/Ariete), 3-4-10 It Inf 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (21 Aus/7 Aus)
Good luck! Rgt (8 Brs/Ariete), 1-5-9 It AT Bn (6) 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (25 Aus/7 Aus)
4-7-7 Aus Inf Bde (20 Aus/9 Aus)
Axis Information: A28.23: 3-3-12 It Arm Car Bn (Nizza/ 3-6-7 Aus Inf Bde (24 Aus/9 Aus)
Dead or Withdrawn: Ariete), 4-3-8 It Arm Grp (Light/Ariete), 4-7-7 Aus Inf Bde (26 Aus/9 Aus)
2-2-10 It Camel Grp (Maletti) 6-4-8 It Arm Bn (7 Med/Ariete), 6-4-8 It 3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (5 SA/1 SA)
3-2-6 It Arm Grp (1 Lib) Arm Bn (9 Med/Ariete) 3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (4 NZ/2 NZ)
3-2-6 It Arm Grp (2 Lib) 4-6-7 NZ Inf Bde (5 NZ/2 NZ)
5-4-5 It Arm Grp (1 Med) A31.21: 3-3-7 It Inf Rgt (65/Trieste), 3- 3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (6 NZ/2 NZ)
5-4-5 It Arm Grp (2 Med) 3-7 It Inf Rgt (66/Trieste), 0-1-6 It Arty
3-5-10 It Arm Recon Grp (RECAM) Set Up:
2-3-6 It Inf Rgt (10 Brs) A30.21: 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Brescia), 6-7-4 B31.11: 5-6-6 Arm Bde (21 Army), 7-4-
4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (3 Jan) It Inf Div (Pavia), 3-4-6 It Inf Rgt (9 7 Arm Bde (8/10 Arm), 7-4-7 Arm Bde
4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (23 Mar) Brs), 0-1-6 It Arty (9/10 Arm)
4-5-4 CCNN Inf Div (28 Oct)
4-5-4 It Inf Div (1 Lib) A30.22: 6-7-4 It Inf Div (Sabrtha), 5-6-4 B30.10: 0-5-0 Gar Grp (Cairo), 5 SPs
4-5-4 It Inf Div (2 Lib) It Inf Div (Trento), 3-4-6 It Inf Rgt (7
5-5-4 It Inf Div (Catnzro) Brs), 0-1-6 It Arty B19.19: 0-3-0 Gar Grp (Alex), 4 SPs
5-6-4 It Inf Div (Cirene)
5-6-4 It Inf Div (Marmrca) A30.23: 3-5-7 Inf Rgt (200/90.Le), A61.19: Box, 0-2-0 Gar Grp (Matruh),
6-7-4 It Inf Div (Savona) 0-1-7 Arty 0-1-7 Arty, 3 SPs
5-6-4 It Inf Div (Sirte)
1-5-9 It AT Bn (5) A30.24: 3-5-7 Inf Rgt (361/90.Le) A45.20: 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (11 Ind/4 Ind)
0-2-0 Gar Grp Tobruk
0-1-0 Gar Grp (Bardia) Trento option is in play. A44.21: 2-3-4 FF Inf Bde (2 FF), 1 SP
0-1-0 It Arty
0-1-4 It Arty A41.23: 2-2-12 Arm Car Bn (12 Lanc/1
3-4-12 MG Bn (2) Arm)
3-4-12 MG Bn (8)
3-3-12 Motorcycle Bn (15) A40.21: 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (10 Ind/5
3-3-8 PJ Bn (605) Ind), 0-1-7 Arty

Set Up: A38.21: 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (21 Ind/10


Tripoli Box: Ind)
5-6-4 It Inf Div (Bologna, less 1
step) A36.21: 5-6-6 Arm Bde (1 Army),
5-6-4 CCNN Inf Div (GGFF) 0-1-7 Arty
4-3-7 Arm Bn (1-133/Littorio)
4-3-7 Arm Bn (2-133/Littorio) Any hex(es) of Tobruk Fortress: 3-4-6
3-4-10 Inf Rgt (12 Brs/Littorio) SA Inf Bde (4 SA/2 SA), 3-4-6 SA Inf
0-1-4 Arty Bde (6 SA/2 SA), 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (9
Ind/5 Ind), 0-1-7 Arty, 4 SPs
A27.27: 2-3-5 LW FJ Bn (Lehr), 2 SPs

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A36.19: 3-5-8 Ind Inf Bde (29 Ind/5 Ind) mind-set: “Well, I’m getting the 4th Indian
Designer’s Notes Division next turn, but they are only going
A35.20: 4-5-10 SPT Bde (7/7 Arm) (Original) to be here a turn, so why move them to the
The heart of the main game is the front where they will cost supply?” The way
A34.20: 9-6-8 Arm Bde (4/7 Arm) supply system. In most campaigns, supply it is, you can’t tell when or how much will
is critical—here it is more so. As the Axis be drawn from your theater to others by
A34.21: 7-4-8 Arm Bde (2/1 Arm), 9-5-8 player (as in real life) you have tons of your superiors (just like real life). In the
Arm Bde (22/1 Arm), 5-6-6 Arm Bde (32 supply in Tripoli and no way to move it game’s world, we can’t predict what (if
Army), 0-1-7 Arty to the front. In real life, contrary to many anything) is going on outside the game’s
myths about the campaign, the Italian Navy area of operations, we shouldn’t be able to
A33.19: 3-5-8 Ind Inf Bde (3 Ind) did an acceptable job of moving supplies predict when we will be called on to protect
from Italy to North Africa—even with the home isles, the Balkans, or India from a
A33.20: Box, 4-6-8 FF Inf Bde (1 FF), losses due to Allied activity. The problem real (or illusionary) Axis threat. The variable
0-1-7 Arty was that most of this supply was dumped withdrawals take care of all this as well as
at Tripoli. Rommel’s coastal shipping never allowing our superiors to have their whims
A33.22: Box, 3-5-7 Inf Bde (22 Gd), lived up to expectations, and he never had and what-not.
2-2-12 Arm Car Bn (Royals) enough trucks, so therefore most of it stayed The Giarabub Garrison was left out
there. In the game, the player’s challenge is on purpose because it rarely (if ever) had
A32.19: 3-3-12 Arm Car Bn (KDG) to get enough supply forward to maintain any effect on play during playtesting, was
a credible offensive. It’s not easy. difficult to remember that it was down
A32.21: Box, 3-5-7 Inf Bde (150/50), there, and was forever being knocked off
0-1-7 Arty 2nd Edition Note: This was so true (immense the table by unknowing elbows.
dump building in Tripoli, with the player In general, units which changed names,
A32.22: Box, 3-5-7 Inf Bde (69/50), 3-5- unable to empty it), I finally decided to but kept the same organization, were left
7 Inf Bde (151/50) remove the monkey-drill and put in the with one name and a significant counter
infinite dump. The simple mathematical wastage was avoided—as well as many
A32.23: 3-3-12 SA Arm Car Bn (4+6) certainty of what was going on (no matter unnecessary counter exchanges! Most
what the player chose to do) and the rules notable here is the 5th Light Division and
A31.22: Box, 3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (1 SA/1 needed to do the cross-Med shipping its conversion to the 21st Panzer Division.
SA), 0-1-7 Arty process made this an easy decision. The In the original game, I left them as 5 Le,
result is the same amount of SPs at the front, here I opted for 21 Pz.
A31.23: Box, 3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (2 SA/1 less rules, no counting drill in Tripoli, and The two MG battalions have been left
SA) no ineffectual player decisions to puzzle as heerestruppen for the sake of simplicity.
over (at least until the light goes on that Both acted as part of the 5th Light until April,
A31.24: Box, 3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (3 SA/2 they don’t really matter). In this process 1941 when the 8th MG was destroyed. The
SA) the diversion of Axis airpower to Malta 2nd MG was later used as replacement
Reduction was eliminated. Once the dump troops for the 115 Shutzen. To avoid a great
A16.00: 1-1-15 Commando Grp (LRDG) in Tripoli started to grow, the player had no deal of pointless dancing with these units,
decision to make, since his actual choice I left them independent—assume that they
Restriction Box: was adding one SP or three he couldn’t use are attached to whomever they stack with,
None to Tripoli. Here, I eliminated the decision heck, that’s what the Germans did!
and took the middle of the road amount of The heavy flak units in the game are
Note: Both of the 4-5 roll withdrawals air points off the top to devote to Malta a representative sample of those available.
have occurred. behind the scenes. This also makes the Quite a few of these units were in the
player more in the shoes of Rommel and campaign and an earlier version of the game
less the whole Med. included all of them. The result was a brutal
WWI slugfest which was nothing like the
real campaign. As well as cluttering up the
Be wary of rapid pendulum swings! map, their importance was exaggerated
Quality Wargames Since 1988 Frequently corrosion will build up unseen beyond belief. I opted to take a little liberty
in a force (losses, supply difficulties) and in the form of “consolidation” of these units

M M P
only make themselves known in one giant and the result is, I think, a much better
chaos-like collapse. I’ve seen this happen representation.
a couple of times now and it isn’t pretty. The British 22 Gds Bde changed names
Multi-Man Publishing Remember this when the other guy looks a number of times. I kept it the 22 Gds. A
unstoppable—he might be on the verge of number of British Brigades changed from
a complete disaster! “Indian” to “British” designations (or vice
A few simplification decisions were versa) I ignored these changes.
made with respect to the OB which should In order to avoid building a whole
be noted here. set of rules regarding the British Egyptian
The entire withdrawal system for the railroad, I increased the Allied Truck Point
Allies is based on my desire not to see yet total a little to cover for its effects.
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would have been an unneeded headache may be. I decided to can those scenarios One of the tricky matters in any North
for the player and detracted from the fun and replace them with shorter versions of Africa game is the Commonwealth Order
of the game without adding (even slightly) the campaign which started and stopped of Arrival. Numerous units are already in
to the game’s simulation of events. I hope at reasonable points in the campaign (with the Delta or arrive later which are in no
you agree. Feel free to add in any homespun victory conditions based on doing better condition to go to the front (either they
rules you like. than they did historically). have not yet completed training or they
The old game suffered from the ability have political or military requirements
Second Edition of the Italian player to “turn turtle” and hide that preclude active operations at the
in Libya until the Germans showed up. moment). The designer can deal with this
Designer’s Notes The game worked anyway, but numerous in three ways: 1) Postpone their arrival
Working on Afrika II was a fun players complained that this was a situation until they were historically “activated”, 2)
experience. Not only did I get to revisit a that was both uninteresting and historically Allow them to arrive on the map, but list
game I loved, but I got a good chance to invalid. Mussolini would not have tolerated areas they cannot exit, or 3) Allow them
see how much my design concepts (what a failure to expand his New Rome into to arrive but put them into some sort of
I liked and what I didn’t) have changed in Egypt. Here I adopted the Mussolini Line abstract “holding cell” until they could
the past 13 years. requirements from DAK. They force you be released. The first plan perverts the
When the original was made, I was to do the job El Duce wants of you. historical information and might confuse
heavily involved in the initial (in other Likewise, the original had an “Italian a player interested in the history who later
words, 1st edition) work on the OCS. Many Surrender Rule” lasting for the first seven finds out that Division X actually shows up
of those concepts wormed their way in here turns. This was included at the time because in Egypt months before the game allows
and needed revision in this edition. For the Italian Divisions in the 1940 invasion (suggesting that some error exists). This
example, the old Supply Capture Table was had a completely inappropriate amount method also means that should the situation
taken almost completely from the OCS table of staying power in the old game. When become radically different, even though the
of the same sort. This, I feel now, was an they were attacked in December 1940, unit is in Giza on the firing range, it cannot
unneeded complication and this edition uses they melted away almost instantly. Here, join the fight in an emergency. The second
a much simpler single die roll to capture or I’ve chosen to show them as two-step plan (one I used in DAK) is rather rules
not. The new way is not only simpler, but units that have very little inherent staying and memory heavy. Literally, it is the best
eliminates the “jumping dump” problem power. As such, the Deus ex machina rule explicit representation of what was really
that existed in the OCS table of that time was no longer needed. This also put an end going on—but is, I think, a bit much for
as well. to endless schemes on the part of the CW an SCS game. The last course is the one
Artillery was handled much more player who would pull blatant stunts to take I chose here. The units are in the Delta
explicitly in the old Afrika game, much advantage of the rule before it expired. “someplace” and cannot be used except in
along the lines of OCS. Handling it as Taking a cue from the change to some an emergency without needing to remember
column shifts greatly simplified the Italian Divisions above, I very carefully a bunch of specific restrictions.
mechanics of play. Doing so eliminated examined the number of steps in each unit I added O’Connor (with much the same
some of the functions players could do in the as a reflection of staying power in addition abilities as Rommel while he lasts). This
past (such as direct port bombardment—a to raw unit size. This resulted in the three- gives the CW player some of the extra fun
function I feel is handled in the abstract step German Panzer battalions (units that and tools the Axis always had). The goal
by the rolls for port function), but these could still be viable on the battlefield with here was to give the CW a bit more color
“costs” were more than covered by the mere handful of tanks) and the one-step (and to give more attention to this fine
streamlined play effect of not having to CW Army Tank Brigades (which showed leader players may not fully appreciate).
do these things. an ability to stop being combat effective in Expect some serious gnashing of teeth when
The original count units, divide by one day’s fighting). This whole process, plus he fails his roll and goes away forever (I
10, pay SPs supply system worked great the requirement to take a least one retreat as know I did…), if it eases the pain some,
before, so I kept it pretty much the same a retreat, resulted in eliminating the static remember in the original CW players had
as it was. One change I did make was to frontline effect that happened all-too-often no such leader. Obviously, some players
have Italian divisions worth 2 points instead before. Now, both sides will find themselves will take exception to the fact that while
of the old 3. This was done because the in tatters after a major battle and one (or Rommel goes back to a hospital bed in
Italian divisions were too heavy to use both!) will need to break contact in a hurry Germany, their guy exits forever. I can’t
in the original. Now, the costs versus the to regroup and rebuild. help you there, the man just didn’t have
ability to bring supply forward is more in Some players of the original were Rommel’s luck. The optional rules exist
line with real life—enough so that the Axis put off by the very high (20+) movement for those who want to even up the playing
player will be willing to use them as they rates of many of the original units. While field.
were historically. numerically correct, this value could easily The new map is, obviously, a reduced
I replaced the old short scenarios with be used cross-country in ways that were version of the DAK map. While it does add
the new ones (as well as added a number ahistorical. Here I opted to make the road significant detail that was not present on the
of new campaign starts). As a number of movement rates faster and reduce the unit original, its biggest effect is to add much
players commented to me, the old ones MA to give the same movement if done more in the way of terrain which makes
(which tried to show the high tempo along high-speed roads. Not only did this the tactical maneuvering more intriguing. I
operations using a “different” scale) seemed fix the original problem of too high/flexible really enjoyed the extra depth it gives play
“wrong” and the more I thought about it MAs, but injected something I tried to and hope you do as well.
the more I came to agree with them. Those introduce in the original but failed—the
old scenarios also seemed to carry a high difficulty of cross-desert navigation in those
price in rules to use or not use as the case pre-GPS days. Now we have both!

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10 June 1941
Axis Order of Arrival German:
1 Sept 1940 8-6-9 Pz Bn (2-8/15.Pz)
2 Oct 1940 Italian:
6-4-8 Arm Bn (8 Med/Ariete)
3 Nov 1940
11 July 1941
4 Dec 1940 German:
Italian: 3-5-9 Inf Rgt (288.Snd)
2-3-6 Inf Rgt (10 Brs) 0-1-9 Arty
5 Jan 1941 12 August 1941
Italian: Italian:
3-4-10 Inf Rgt (8 Brs/Ariete) 3-5-10 Arm Recon Grp (RECAM)
5-4-5 Arm Grp (2 Med) 6-4-8 Arm Bn (9 Med/Ariete)
0-1-6 Arty 0-1-6 Arty
6 Feb 1941 13 Sept 1941
German: German:
Rommel 4-5-7 Inf Rgt (155/90.Le)
3-4-12 MG Bn (8)
4-4-12 Pz Recon Bn (3 Aufk/21.Pz) 14 Oct 1941
2-6-8 LW Flak Bn (1-33) German:
3-3-8 PJ Bn (605) 3-5-7 Inf Rgt (361/90.Le)
0-1-7 Arty
Italian:
3-4-6 Inf Rgt (7 Brs) 15 Nov 1941
4-3-8 Arm Grp (Light/Ariete) German:
1-5-9 AT Bn (5) 3-3-10 Pz Recon Bn (580 Aufk/90.
Trento Truck Option in play: Le)
5-6-4 Inf Div (Trento)
Trento Truck Option NOT in play: Italian:
3-3-7 Inf Rgt (61/Trento) 3-4-6 Inf Rgt (9 Brs)
3-3-7 Inf Rgt (62/Trento) 3-3-7 Inf Rgt (65/Trieste)
3-3-7 Inf Rgt (66/Trieste)
7 March 1941 0-1-6 Arty
German:
8-6-9 Pz Bn (1-5/21.Pz) 16 Dec 1941
8-6-9 Pz Bn (2-5/21.Pz)
3-4-12 MG Bn (2) 17 Jan 1942
2-6-8 LW Flak Bn (1-18) Italian:
2-2-8 AG Bn (AG/Ariete)
Italian:
6-4-8 Arm Bn (7 Med/Ariete) 18 Feb 1942
Italian:
8 April 1941 4-3-7 Arm Bn (1-133/Littorio)
German: 3-4-10 Inf Rgt (12 Brs/Littorio)
3-3-12 Motorcycle Bn (15)
4-4-12 Pz Recon Bn (33 Aufk/15.Pz) 19 March 1942
4-5-10 Inf Rgt (115/15.Pz) German:
4-5-10 Inf Rgt (104/21.Pz) 3-3-8 PJ Bn (33 PJ/15.Pz)
9 May 1941 Italian:
German: 4-3-7 Arm Bn (2-133/Littorio)
8-6-9 Pz Bn (1-8/15.Pz)
0-1-9 Arty

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20 April 1942 Commonwealth Order of Arrival


German: 1 Sept 1940
3-5-7 Inf Rgt (200/90.Le) at any To Restriction Box:
supplied Axis occupied hex 3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (6 NZ/2 NZ)

Italian: 2 Oct 1940


3-3-12 Arm Car Bn (Nizza/Ariete) To Restriction Box:
3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (7 Ind/4 Ind)
21 May 1942
German: 3-5-7 Inf Bde (14)
2-3-5 FJ Bn (Lehr)
0-1-7 Arty 3 Nov 1940
Release from Restriction Box:
Italian: 3-5-7 Inf Bde (16)
5-6-4 CCNN Inf Div (GGFF) 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (5 Ind/4 Ind)
1-5-9 AT Bn (6) 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (7 Ind/4 Ind)
3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (11 Ind/4 Ind)
Withdraw: 3-5-10 Arm Recon
Grp (RECAM) 4 Dec 1940
3-4-9 Inf Bde (Selby)
22 June 1942 0-1-7 Arty

23 July 1942 Release from Restriction Box:


German: 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (16 Aus/6 Aus)
3-5-8 Inf Rgt (125/164.Le) 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (17 Aus/6 Aus)
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (19 Aus/6 Aus)
24 August 1942
German: 5 Jan 1941
2-2-9 Pz Recon Bn (220 Aufk/164. 3-3-12 Arm Car Bn (KDG)
Le)
3-5-4 Inf Rgt (382/164.Le) To Restriction Box:
3-5-4 Inf Rgt (433/164.Le) 7-4-8 Arm Bde (1/2 Arm)
5-7-5 FJ Bde (Ramcke) 3-4-8 SPT Bde (2/2 Arm)

Withdraw: 2-3-5 FJ Bn (Lehr) Release from Restriction Box:


3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (4 NZ/2 NZ)
Italian:
6-7-4 Inf Div (Pistoia) 6 Feb 1941
2-4-5 Para Inf Rgt (186/Folgore) 3-5-7 Inf Bde (22 Gd)
2-4-5 Para Inf Rgt (187/Folgore) 3-5-6 Ind Inf Bde (3 Ind)

25 Sept 1942 7 March 1941


2-2-12 Arm Car Bn (Royals)
26 Oct 1942 4-6-7 NZ Inf Bde (5 NZ/2 NZ)
German: 4-7-7 Aus Inf Bde (20 Aus/9 Aus)
4-5-8 Inf Rgt (Buhse) 3-6-7 Aus Inf Bde (24 Aus/9 Aus)
4-7-7 Aus Inf Bde (26 Aus/9 Aus)
27 Nov 1942
Italian: To Restriction Box:
6-7-4 Inf Div (L.Spezia) 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (18 Aus/7 Aus)

28 Dec 1942 Release from Restriction Box:


3-5-7 NZ Inf Bde (6 NZ/2 NZ)
7-4-8 Arm Bde (1/2 Arm)
3-4-8 SPT Bde (2/2 Arm)

Withdraw: 3-4-9 Inf Bde (Selby)

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8 April 1941 15 Nov 1941


To Restriction Box: 2x 0-1-7 Arty
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (21 Aus/7 Aus)
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (25 Aus/7 Aus) To Restriction Box:
2-2-12 Arm Car Bn (12 Lanc/1
Released from Restriction Box: Arm)
3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (18 Aus/7 Aus) 7-4-8 Arm Bde (2/1 Arm)

9 May 1941 16 Dec 1941


3-5-7 Inf Bde (23) 3-4-8 Spt Bde (1/1 Arm)
0-1-7 Arty 4-6-8 FF Inf Bde (1 FF)

To Restriction Box: Released from Restriction Box:


3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (5 SA/1 SA) 3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (4 SA/2 SA)
2-2-12 Arm Car Bn (12 Lanc/1
Tiger Convoy: Arm)
3x Replacements 7-4-8 Arm Bde (2/1 Arm)

10 June 1941 17 Jan 1942


3-5-7 Inf Bde (150/50)
3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (9 Ind/5 Ind) 18 Feb 1942
5-6-6 Arm Bde (1 Army) 7-4-7 Arm Bde (8/10 Arm)
0-1-7 Arty 0-1-7 Arty

To Restriction Box: Withdraw:


3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (1 SA/1 SA) 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (21 Aus/7 Aus)
3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (2 SA/1 SA) 3-5-7 Aus Inf Bde (25 Aus/7 Aus)
3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (3 SA/2 SA)
3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (6 SA/2 SA) 19 March 1942
3-3-12 SA Arm Car Bn (4+6) 5-6-6 Arm Bde (21 Army)

20 April 1942
11 July 1941 2-3-4 FF Inf Bde (2 FF)
3-5-7 Inf Bde (69/50)
3-5-7 Inf Bde (151/50) 21 May 1942
3-4-7 Ind Inf Bde (161 Ind) 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (21 Ind/10 Ind)
3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (10 Ind/5 Ind) 7-4-7 Arm Bde (9/10 Arm)
3-5-8 Ind Inf Bde (29 Ind/5 Ind) 0-1-7 Arty

12 August 1941 22 June 1942


To Restriction Box: 2-3-6 Ind Inf Bde (18 Ind)
3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (4 SA/2 SA) 3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (20 Ind/10 Ind)
3-5-7 Ind Inf Bde (25 Ind/10 Ind)
Released from Restriction Box:
3-5-5 Polish Inf Bde (Carp) 23 July 1942
3-4-7 Inf Bde (131/44)
13 Sept 1941 3-4-7 Inf Bde (132/44)
5-6-6 Arm Bde (32 Army) 3-4-7 Inf Bde (133/44)
8-4-8 Arm Bde (24)
14 Oct 1941
9-5-8 Arm Bde (22/1 Arm) 24 August 1942
3-5-7 Inf Bde (152/51)
Released from Restriction Box: 3-5-7 Inf Bde (153/51)
3-3-12 SA Arm Car Bn (4+6) 3-5-7 Inf Bde (154/51)
3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (1 SA/1 SA) 3-4-4 Greek Inf Bde (Greek)
3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (2 SA/1 SA)
0-1-7 Arty
3-5-6 SA Inf Bde (5 SA/1 SA)
3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (3 SA/2 SA)
25-28 None
3-4-6 SA Inf Bde (6 SA/2 SA)

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