DR - Hafid Ridge (DR-HR) - Hafid Ridge is GSI's next offering using the Death Ride game system. The game focuses on tactical level combat and maneuver during Operation Battleaxe prior to the Crusader battle that lifted the siege of Tobruk. This is a stand alone game and does not need any other GSI title to be played. It is smaller than any other Death Ride game and can be played in a few hours.
This game will give those with the Death Ride Kursk games a glimpse into some changes for the next large series, Death Ride Salerno. This game will introduce double sided counters. A real advancement for us.
The rules are modeled around the seven battlefield operating systems which make them easily understood and easy to learn.
This battle will provide a challenge to both players. The British will find that they need to be very aggressive to push through the anti-tank defense. The Germans have to simply hang on. Either way it's a cliff hanger.
Game play is excellent for solitaire play and moves along very quickly. The game is specifically designed to play in an evening or afternoon.
The Commonwealth forces drove straight into the anti-tank screen. They were suckered into advancing into the anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns of the Germans behind the ridge and took heavy losses. By the time they were making some headway the 5th Panzer Regiment was on the scene and forced the British 7th Armored Brigade to break contact and run back to the Egyptian border.
This game is not intended to fit into any other Death Ride game to make a larger battle.
• (2) 11" x 17" game maps of the Hafid Ridge area • (1) Full Color Order of Battle Chart • Numerous charts and tables • Rules Written as Battlefield Operating System (BOS) Representations (level of fidelity) •Maneuver (High) •Fire Support (Medium-High) •Air Defense (Medium) •Mobility and Survivability (High) •Combat Service Support (Medium-High) •Intelligence (Medium) •Command and Control (Medium-High) • Approximately 300 Die Cut Unit Counters and Markers • Germans and British modeled at platoon and battery level • 1 Extremely Exciting Scenario that plays fast • Highly detailed without overbearing rules • Excellent Solitaire Play