EL ALAMEIN, EGYPT, 2 November 1942: The Afrika Korps was well into the ‘Second’ Battle of El Alamein, the British offensive to free North Africa of the Axis. Montgomery’s pressure forced Rommel to send his mobile reserves north, toward the coast. The resulting depletion of German forces from the central and southern sectors was noticed by the British command. Those sectors were left, in the main, in the hands of Italian troops, lacking even the usual ‘corset lacing’ of German troops intermingled among Mussolini’s soldiers. The second phase of Montgomery’s plan, codenamed Operation ‘Supercharge’, was aimed directly at exploiting this perceived Axis weakness, specifically striking at a junction between German and Italian lines. At 0100 hours on 2 November the attack began as the 9th Armored Brigade rumbled forward in the darkness. Numerous enemy positions were overrun in the darkness but dawn found the Brigade in front of an impressive and heretofore unknown German Pakfront of AT weapons. The German gunners laid in heavy fire and the 9th Brigade was quickly reduced to 19 of its original 123 tanks. Hardly a disaster for British arms, the sacrifice cleared the path for follow-on forces that quickly turned the tide for the British. Before the attack Montgomery had told Brigadier Currie of the 9th that he was prepared to accept 100% casualties to accomplish a breakthrough....8 action-packed scenarios depicting actions from the Battle of El Alamein
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS—EL ALAMEIN CORE PACK 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.
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS—EL ALAMEIN CORE PACK is the product you need to get the ball rolling...and the light dust in the rear-view mirror of your Honey of a tank. It includes a desert mapsheet measuring 22" x 34" and almost four dozen overlays to use on it, all blunt cut so you won't need to hand trim out around individual hexes.
You also receive a set of 8 scenarios, all depicting actions from the Battle of El Alamein. Two sheets of color die cut counters ... 'super sized' with a second set ABSOLUTELY FREE are also included, a total of FOUR sheets of counters. And snazzy little cardboard warriors they are, including all new military art for Afrikakorps MMC and SMC, Italian Folgore MMC and SMC... and more.
To further sweeten the pot ... or get the vehicle dust flying, we're throwing in TWO additional El Alamein scenarios. Stop us now before we give you the keys to Cairo or plans spelling out every inch of the 'devil's garden' to your immediate front.
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS—EL ALAMEIN CORE PACK is what you need to play the other themed War in North Africa packs in the series.
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS—EL ALAMEIN CORE PACK contains:
A 22" x 34" desert mapsheet
40 color overlays on coated cardstock
VARIANT Special Rules pages with color bar at the top just like you like it
2 sheets of color die cut counters including new Afrikakorps MMC/SMC and more
A second set of the die cut counters FREE!
2 more bonus scenarios with El Alamein themes FREE!
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