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Showdown at Tug Argan Pass DTO (id:#56286)
Avalon Hill (AH:ASL Annual `92 ID:A 39)
Designer: Robert Banozic
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ItalianBritish (Indian)
On 3 August 1940, Italian forces crossed the open border into British Somaliland from Ethiopia. Splitting into two columns, the Italians struck for French Somaliland and for the crucial British port of Berbera. The British moved to block the route to Berbera at Tug Argan – where six hills, each a mile apart, overlooked the winding road. Arriving at the “pass” on the 11th, General de Simone, in charge of the main Italian column, did not hesitate. A heavy artillery barrage was brought down, and then an Italian brigade was hurled at the first hill, occupied by a company of Indian infantry.
Attacker: Italian (Raggruppamento Corazzato Africa Orientale)
Defender: British (Indian) (3/15th Punjab Regiment)  
Turns: 9.5     Players: 2     OBA: Both     Night: No
Tug Argan Pass, Somaliland 1940-08-11
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:23.5 D:13.0
AFVs: A:6
L3/35 x 2
L3 Lf x 1
M11/39 x 3

Guns: A:0
Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 1
OML 2-in. Mortar x 1
Boys ATR x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Treat Hammada and Orchards as Crags, Scrub as Brush. A: FTV1
Map Board(s): 25 31
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Latest Updates:
hoxson1 Set the designer field2018-08-14 14:25:56
Helmseye Added a playing2017-11-07 11:09:14
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2017-08-10 19:40:16
hoxson1 Uploaded an Image2016-12-12 18:11:23
hoxson1 Modified the Defender2016-12-12 18:10:22
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2017-05-24(D) Richard Dagnall vs paul schaeffer Italian winI had a nice time with this, I am trying to learn DTO, so found this a nice scenario to start with. My opponenant made it so much more fun. Nice mix of Italian vehicles and it feels like a fast moving scenario
2015-10-10(D) B-E Karlsson vs Italian British (Indian) win
2014-07-19(A) Richard Carter vs Ken Dunn British (Indian) winThis is a very fun scenario. The attack on this ridge was brutal and difficult but interesting. We had a lot of crazy rolls and malf's. We both lost OBA on Turn 2 or so. Mine due to red cards, his due to malf'd then eliminated radio. Also it does have Flamethrowing Tankette for the Italians which is a lot of fun to play.
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Battle of Tug Argan
Italian invasion of Somaliland
Avg Rating: 6.25Votes: 4
Views: 2546
To-Play list count: 1
Estimated Play time: 11.3 hours
Recorded Games: 3
Archive recorded plays:
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Showdown at Tug Argan Pass [Confirmed]
[A] Italian 32
[D] Indian (British) 23
Thursday 21 March 2019 10:03:00 AM  (c)dramsey 2019