El Guettar, Tunisia, 23 March 1943: As soon as the movements of the enemy 10th Panzer Division were recognized as a major counter-attack Lieutenant Colonel Maxwell A. Tinscher’s 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion, equipped with the new M10s, was ordered to support the hard-pressed 601st. Leaving behind ‘A’ Company in reserve, the 899th moved out at 0845 hours in a full-throttle dash to meet the Germans. Captain Kirk Adam’s ‘B’ Company was in the lead and reached El Guettar just as Stukas worked over the area. Following a meeting between Colonel Tinscher, his S-3 Captain Joseph Morrison and the CO of the 601st T.D. Battalion, ‘B’ Company was ordered into the pass immediately, without waiting for ‘C’ Company. At 0955 ‘B’ Company sped into the valley floor between hills, immediately drawing fire. One destroyer was disabled on a minefield. The rest reorganized, moved off the road, and amid heavy fire from artillery, anti-tank and small arms, focused on enemy armor. Their 3-inch guns proved deadly, destroying ten Mark IVs, two anti-tank guns, and damaging two other Panzers in exchange for three M-10s burned and two disabled. For his action, Lieutenant Coady was awarded the Silver Star...8 action-packed scenarios depicting actions from Rommel's drive into Cyrenaica
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS: El Guettar Stakes 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 twelfth and final portion of the North Africa collection is ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS: El Guettar Stakes and it brings those pretty green American bonus counters into play with actions that all take place in Tunisia. Almost all of the scenarios depict American troops in action (a couple depict British units vs. Germans) and once again the overlay collection is used to create one interesting battlefield after another in ways that just cannot be done with geomorphic boards. This set of 8 scenarios includes the namesake Battle of El Guettar, as well as action along the Gafsa-Gabes road and one of the final encounters of the War in North Africa, outside the gates of Tunis.
You receive a set of 8 scenarios, all depicting actions from the exciting offensive, rife with combined-arms actions. And yes, these are aimed at playability. Slap them down, bang them out, do it again. And again. Please do a little hooting and hollering while you're at it... at least when you roll 'snakeyes' (or the other guy rolls 'boxcars').
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS—El Guettar Stakes 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