The Western Desert: Bolt Action Campaign Book

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    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?

    Campaign Background

    Operation Compass: The Fighting Begins
    Scenario 1: Frontier Battle
    The Italians Invade!
    Scenario 2: Fort Nibeiwa, 9 December 1940
    Scenario 3: The Battle for Bardia, 4 January 1941
    On To Tobruk and the Race to Beda Fomm
    Scenario 4: Tank Clash at Mechili, 24 January 1941
    Scenario 5: Fox killed in the Open, 5 February 1941

    Operation Sonnenblume

    Scenario 6: Mersa Brega, 31 March 1941
    The Siege of Tobruk
    Scenario 7: Ras El Madauur, 13 April 1941

    Operation Brevity and Battleaxe

    Scenario 8: Hellfire Pass, 15 June 1941

    Operation Crusader

    Scenario 9: Bir El Gubi, 19 November 1941
    Scenario 10: Gabr Saleh, 19 November 1941
    Scenario 11: Point 175, 29 November 1941
    Crusader Finale

    Gazala: Rommel's Greatest Victory

    Scenario 12: The Cauldron, 1 June 1942
    Scenario 13: Bir Hakeim, 27 May 1942
    The Jewish Brigade at Bir-El Harmat
    Scenario 14: Bir-El Harmat 2 June 1942

    El Alamein: The End of the Beginning

    First Alamein
    Last Chance for Rommel: Alam Halfa
    Scenario 15: Alam Halfa, 31 August 1942
    El Alamein
    Operation Lightfoot
    The Battle continues
    Scenario 16: Outpost Snipe, 27 October 1942
    Operation Supercharge
    Scenario 17: The Charge of the 9th Armoured, Tel El Aqqaqir, 2 November 1942


    Raid Scenarios

    Scenario 18: Dawn Raid
    Scenario 19: The Via Balbia Raid, 27 May 1942

    British and Commonwealth New Units

    Infantry Squads and Teams

    Italian New Units

    Infantry Squads and Teams

    German New Units

    Infantry Squads and Teams

    Theatre Selectors

    British and Commonwealth
    Commonwealth Armies in Bolt Action
    Italian Theatre Selectors
    The Afrika Korps in Bolt Action

    Free French Forces in the Western Desert

    Free French Units

    Special Forces in the Western Desert Campaign

    Special Forces in Bolt Action
    British Special Forces in the Western Desert
    Italian Special Forces and Desert Raiders
    German Special Forces

    Heroes of the Western Desert

    British and Commonwealth

    Special Rules for Fighting Bolt Action Games in the Western Desert

    Typical Terrain types for the Western Desert
    Roads and Tracks
    Desert Climate Effects
    Environmental Effects
    Weather Effects
    Desert Combat Special Rules
    Dug-In: Foxholes, Trenches and Gun Pits

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