Gazala: The First 5 Days... DAR and notes

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Gazala: The First 5 Days... DAR and notes

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Playing as the Axis against the AI. Leaving the setup as is. No advantage/FOW.

I'm going to be as detailed as possible so this might take a bit of time.

Down load and installation clean.

Question?.... The "Greyish" hexes vs Desert Hexes...When right clicked on either, they both show up as "Desert". What's the difference?


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Just an experiment...and I'm confused. I moved two (2) units of the 15 Rifle Bde through the minefield hexes. The Terrain Effects say this is not possible...???????



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The rules state that units "Adjacent" to a minefield expend their entire movement allowance to cross a Minefield hex, but the TEC "Right Click" obviously does not
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I stand corrected...The notes state that "The penalties apply only if "Attacking" across the hexside....But still confusing....
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No difference in those desert hexes. The colours may vary slightly to add some ... eh ... colour to the map ;).
Yes, units expend their entire movement points to cross minefields and (for those who haven't played the game), supply does not cross minefields, but Engineers can "breach" minefields so that movement is easier, and supply can cross, though attacking over breached minefields still has negative penalties.
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Turn 1 Axis Planning Phase....The operational plan has the 15th and 21st Pz outflanking the Allied position at Bir Hachiem along with the Italian Ariete. The 90th Light heads for Bir El Gubi to provide flank security and to threaten the airfield at Sidi Rezegh. The Trieste will attack north of Bir Hachiem in an attempt to isolate the outpost. The rest of the front will hammer the front lines with artillery and probe for weakness.....We'll see what happens.



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Axis Planning Phase, Turn 1

In the north, from the Coast Road to the Rough terrain south of Gazala, the German 15th Rifle Bde, the Italian 60th "Sabratha" Inf Div, Trento Motorized Div, and the 27th "Brescia" Inf Div hold their positions in their entrenchments.


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In the center, the 17th "Pavia" Inf Div and the 101st "Trieste" Motorized Div move forward to gain intel on the Allied defenses north of Bir Hacheim. Artillery is plotted against known enemy positions.



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In the south, the German 90th "Light" and the Italian Ariete Armored Div are allocated extra fuel to get get in front of the German 15th and 21st Pz Div's as they skirt the Allied defenses at Bir Hacheim



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An Axis Air Recon mission is assigned into the vic of El Edem



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Axis Planning Phase T2....Well the movement of the Ariete Div comes to a screeching halt south of Bir Hachiem as the Ariete Recce runs into what appears to be the screen line of the British 7th Armored Div.

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Axis Planning Phase T2...After languishing for 6-8hrs, the Sabratha Inf with heavy Engineer support from XXX Corps, begin breaching operations.

(NOTE THE ROGUE ARTILLERY AND STRIKE SYMBOLS)

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Axis Planning Phase T2...Massed Artillery planned against the Allied Strong Point west of Asiagh Ridge. The 17th Pavia Inf and the Trieste Mot Div begin to beach the minefields. Flanks are secured by their respective Motorize Bn's.



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Axis Planning Phase T2...Ariete attempting to strip away the British 7th Ar Div screen and establish contact with their main force. The German 90th moves to the Ariete right flank and continues its advance.



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Note the incorrect counter color for the Allied Recce Co. (Circled in Red) and the continued presence of the rogue arty symbols....But I might be wrong....



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Hello bootlegger267

Thanks for the AAR, its interesting to read.
However as the game is still in beta please can I ask you to post any issues you find to the beta forum rather than to here

Many thanks
Ben Wilkins
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ORIGINAL: Benedict151

Hello bootlegger267

Thanks for the AAR, its interesting to read.
However as the game is still in beta please can I ask you to post any issues you find to the beta forum rather than to here

Many thanks
Ben Wilkins


Sure, not a problem....posting as part of the AAR was a way for me to remember the issues encountered...lol
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Axis Planning Phase T3...The 70th 'Sabratha" Inf, with heavy Engineer support from the XXI Corp, begin their breaching operations. The Objective is to complete the breach and swing north towards Gazala. If successful, the German 15th Rifle Bde will support the attack along the coast road. The 15th's Artillery Bn moves south to better support the Italian's



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Thanks bootlegger

Enjoying reading this
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Axis Planning Phase T3....In the center of the Axis lines...Massed Artillery supporting the Pavia and Trieste breaching ops...



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