ALGERIA, FRENCH MOROCCO, 8 November 1942: The GOALPOST operational plan was more complex than that for BLACKSTONE because of local geographic peculiarities. Even before H-hour, set for 0400 hours, 8 November 1942, a long succession of problems began. Approaching the coast the previous night, Navy transports lost formation. H-hour was then delayed to allow boat crews to improvise assault waves. Heavy seas further slowed debarkation. As at Sari, all landing teams were to go ashore in darkness, but only the first three waves of the 2nd Battalion Landing Team had landed before dawn. Later waves were not only late but off course. The 1st and 3rd Battalion Landing Teams missed their assigned beaches by 2,800 yards and 5 miles, respectively. French opposition, much stronger than at Safi, caused more confusion and delays. At dawn French planes strafed the beaches and bombed transports. A strong coast artillery concentration at a fortress near Mehdia rained a heavy volume of fire on transports offshore. To the south the 1st Battalion Landing Team struggled in the sand for over five hours to regain its beach, to round the lagoon, and to start toward the airfield only to be pinned down by machine-gun fire the rest of the day...8 action-packed scenarios depicting American vs. French and other Operation Torch actions
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS—OPERATION TORCH is a detailed new ASLComp VARIANT that tells the story of the War in North Africa. It's about time the desert warfare goodness that was spawned by Hal Hock's seminal work TOBRUK back in 1975... was brought to the gaming tables of ASLers. And now it is, in a big way.
The fifth set is ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS—Operation Torch and it brings forces of the United States into conflict with those of France and the fireworks erupt at Cap de Fedala, carry on to Faid Pass, and eventually drag German and Italian troops into the quagmire that was the war in Tunisia. You get another 8 scenarios that pit some of the most out-dated weaponry with some of the most modern for its time ... along with stop-gap AFVs like the M3 GMC.
You receive a set of 8 scenarios, all depicting war between Willy and Joe, American dogfaces, and the soldiers of Vichy, doing the bidding of their masters even after Rick and his cohorts at Cafe Americain asked them not to. Along the way some really outdated tanks will show up to entertain you.
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS—OPERATION TORCH contains:
Color cover sheet
Descriptive back sheet
Ziploc style storage bag
All the interest in the War in North Africa that you have been waiting for someone to show you