Two, 11" x 17" map sections
130 color, single-sided unit counters
8 page Rules Booklet
is a low complexity level simulation of the Gazala campaign
fought in May/June 1942 between the Axis forces led by Gen.
Erwin Rommel and Gen. Auchinleck’s Eighth Army.
The British-led forces,
frustrated in earlier clashes with the “Desert Fox,” constructed
an extensive series of fortifications, called boxes, as well as
minefields to constrict the Afrika Korp’s movements and hinder
Rommel’s initiative. The
Axis forces hoped to wage a campaign that would take their
forces to and beyond the Suez Canal, defeat the Allied forces
arrayed against them, and garner increased support from the
German high command.
The historic fight led to the fall of the Tobruk and yet another
Allied retreat, this time to El Alamein. The
Afrika Korps was so battered at the end of the Gazala battles,
however, that Rommel’s subsequent attacks at El Alamein were
decisively turned back.