When compared to the enormous campaigns waged on the Eastern Front and in Western Europe during World War II, the struggle in North Africa between the British Commonwealth and the Axis might seem an unimportant sideshow. However, its influence and impact were far-reaching and dictated many strategic decisions that influenced the course of the war.
This Bolt Action campaign book will focus on the conflict in the area most commonly referred to as the Western Desert - a campaign theatre reaching from the Libyan city of Tripoli to Cairo, and the Egyptian Nile valley, a distance of some 1300 miles, a featuring some of the most hostile terrains on Earth.
It covers a period of time from September 1940 when Mussolini's Italian Army invaded British-held Egypt to the final retreat of Rommel's Afrika Korps from Egypt during October 1942. During that period the conflict witnessed much hard fighting resulting in spectacular victories and the capture of territory, equipment and prisoners for both sides whilst also subjecting them to a series of demoralizing retreats where final and irrevocable defeat seemed assured.
This book has 167 pages full of content, ranging from new rules and units, full-color images, history and backgrounds and more!
This book contains:
What is This Book?
Operation Brevity and Battleaxe
Scenario 8: Hellfire Pass, 15 June 1941
Gazala: Rommel's Greatest Victory
El Alamein: The End of the Beginning
Last Chance for Rommel: Alam Halfa
Scenario 15: Alam Halfa, 31 August 1942
The Battle continues
Scenario 16: Outpost Snipe, 27 October 1942
Scenario 17: The Charge of the 9th Armoured, Tel El Aqqaqir, 2 November 1942
British and Commonwealth New Units
Infantry Squads and Teams
Italian New Units
German New Units
Free French Forces in the Western Desert
Free French Units
Special Forces in the Western Desert Campaign
Heroes of the Western Desert
Special Rules for Fighting Bolt Action Games in the Western Desert
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