The Pocket Closes

Week 2 Summary

Congratulations to Chris for winning the week 2 random gift card draw to Imaginary Wars. See Kyle at Imaginary Wars to receive your card. 

As the 1st army rages across Morocco and Algeria the Germans are pushed back behind the Tunisian border. A staggering defense was put up by Leutnant Berg’s Panzer Kompanie. However, he was forces to retreat as the companies to his flanks gave way.

In the south the 8th army has already pushed the DAK forces back to the Tunisia border as well and things are looking grave as the DAK set up a defense of the remainder of the country and their presence in North Africa.

The DAK forces are preparing a staunch defence around the city of Medjez el Bab. In addition they are preparing an offensive in the Kasserine Pass. (This is the Tanksgiving event on November 18th at noon!)

Looking to Week 3

Remember we are still at 80 points for this week. 

As the German forces further bolster their defensive plans and their supply lines become shorter they shore up defenses and prepare to hold out against the allied invaders.

The mission for week 3 is No Retreat with the DAK forces defending the town. (Set up a town that is mostly on one side of the table and that is the half that the Germans defend)

Dak forces have improved their defenses, they will keep dummy minefield (Remember this time it allows you to move a minefield after deployment but before the game begins, NOT get another one!) Their commanders have also received extra training and will receive the “Hidden in Plain sight” (This allows them to be concealed if stationary, even in the open, like infantry teams)  and “Charmed Life” (automatically pass one armour or infantry save on your CO, assuming you can actually pass the save) card.

1st Army forces (US forces) have continued to prove that sometimes it really is better to be lucky than good. They will retain the “Lucky” card and also gain the “Charmed Life” (automatically pass one armour or infantry save on your CO, assuming you can actually pass the save) card.

Looking to Kasserine Pass (Tanksgiving)

This is the offensive that DAK forces have been preparing for and are ready to show the US forces what it is like to prepare for an attack rather than simply be lucky! The Germans have amassed more armour than the US thought possible and are about to roll through Kasserine Pass against a heavily outnumbered US force sitting in the valley.

DAK:

  • Bring 60 points.
    • You will receive a bonus for being an armoured formation.

1st Army:

  • Bring 50 points.
    • You will receive a bonus for being an infantry formation that has no more than 1 platoon of tanks and no more than 1 platoon of AT guns.

Everyone:

  • Starts at noon on Saturday the 18th and will last for 3 hours.
    • Please arrive at 11:30 for briefing and to have your armies ready.
  • Free for Calgary Regiment Members and Campaign participants. $5 for anyone else.
  • There will be door crasher prizes for this event.

Note: If you would really like to try out Flames of war and do not have models then please come anyway and we will have some Calgary Regiment members with extra miniatures for you to try things out with. 

 

Green Light for Operation Torch

 

 

 

Allied landings in Morocco and Algeria. The British have already pushed the Germans back through Libya and now the Germans are fighting a two front war in North Africa. 

I am going to give out the particulars as well as summarize week 1 all together here. Read on for the full details!

Recap:

In phase 1 of the campaign the British 8th army surged across North Africa driving the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK) from Egypt and Libya pushing them to the borders of Tunisia.

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