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Khamsin DTO (id:#56002)
Avalon Hill (ASL 5 - West of Alamein ID:37)
Designer: Eugene Murell
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
 
Balance:
GermanBritish
Overview:
The Gazala battles had been raging for days with Panzerarmee Afrika driving for the great prize of Tobruk. Several British strongpoints still lay in its path, one of which was the Knightsbridge box held by the 201st Guards Motor Brigade Group. On 13 June, the position was enveloped by the 15th Panzer Division from the east and the 21st Panzer Division from the west. After a day of heavy fighting, the final clash of armor occurred when units of the 2nd and 4th Armored Brigades, sent to reinforce a Guards position on Rigel Ridge, met 21st Panzer Division during the last stages of one of the desert’s violent sandstorms – a khamsin. . . .[Mark Nixon, Journal #1]: British and German forces struggle to even find one another amidst a sand storm, a Khamsin. "Wide-open" desert spaces have shrunk to a close quarters arena with a maximum range of but ten hexes.
Attacker: German (21. Panzer Division)
Defender: British (2nd Battalion, Scots Guards / A & C Squadrons, Queen's Bays)  
Turns: 8.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
25 miles south of Tobruk, Libya 1942-06-13
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:6.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:16
PzKpfw IVF1 x 1
PzKpfw IIIH x 6
PzKpfw IIF x 2
Marder III(t)H x 1
SPW 251/1 x 6

D:5
Grant(a) x 2
Crusader II x 2
Stuart I(a) x 1

Guns: A:0
7.92 PzB 39 ATR x 1
D:1
OQF 2-Pounder x 1
OML 2-in. Mortar x 2
Boys ATR x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: DLV, Ov3
Map Board(s): 27 28
Overlays: H1 H3 H4
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buser333 Added a playing2018-09-21 09:14:38
sherersc Rated the scenario2018-09-17 21:58:03
sherersc Added a playing2018-09-17 21:58:00
sherersc Rated the scenario2018-09-17 21:56:46
sherersc Added a playing2018-09-17 21:56:34
Last Played:
2018-09-12(A) Scott Sherer vs Jeff Buser British winJeff whipped me pretty good in this one...something like 55-10 in DVP on Turn 7 when the Germans threw in the towel. Our first foray into DTO and I found it fairly difficult to get my head around the hillock rules.
2018-09-12(A) Scott Sherer vs Jeff Buser British winJeff whipped me pretty good in this one...something like 55-10 in DVP on Turn 7 when the Germans threw in the towel. Our first foray into DTO and I found it fairly difficult to get my head around the hillock rules.
2018-09-12(D) Jeff B vs Scott Sherer British winFirst foray into desert and I'm not sure how much of a real feel for it I got due to the heavy dust. I setup with a mind to breaking the scenario and, since I really wanted to play it, I was hoping Scott wouldn't fall into the trap. Thankfully he didn't. I really hope they address this potential problem when they reissue it. The first couple turns were just German advance and British repositioning. I had thought I left enough of a gap between my forces and the enemy for the first half of Turn 3 to be more of the same, but Scott was able to get just within eyesight of my units and therefore spoil my ambush plans. So the next couple turns were basically a matter of who could knock out the most vehicles. I had initially concentrated on the loaded HTs, as they had the most points but, once the infantry unloaded, I switched sights to the tanks. The Germans lost 6 of those to 0 for the Brits, so the game was pretty well over after Turn 4.
2015-10-06(D) mark watson vs Chris Farrell German winASLOK 2015
2015-05-25(D) Richard Carter vs Damon Norko German winMy defense absolutely fell apart over the course of a 1/2 turn. Interesting scenario. I chose to hedgehog around one of the hillocks and put a lighter force on another one, but my AFV's lost the tank battle badly and I couldn't defend against swirling tanks and HT's in the swirling dust
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ASL Annual '90: Page 31 (Series Replay)Dave
ASL Journal 1: Page 63 (Scenario Analysis)Dave
Scenario Cheat Sheet, by Matt Cicero, Hit The Beach! 7:1:13 (August 2002, Southern California ASL Club) (opens in new window)nicotum
(View From The Trenches 78 - Up and Down the Desert)salisbury58
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Mark Nixon's personal tensDave
Scenario's Everyone Should Play Once #2Panzer
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Statistics:
Avg Rating: 7.38Votes: 13
Views: 4238
To-Play list count: 4
Estimated Play time: 10.4 hours
Recorded Games: 9
Archive recorded plays:
German4
British5
Drawn:0

ROAR Data:
Khamsin [Confirmed]
[A] German 54
[D] British 57
Monday 15 October 2018 06:35:44 PM  (c)dramsey 2018