On 14 July, 1942, Folgore was alerted for transfer to Africa, and air transport began within a few days. On the 27th, the division was renamed the 185th “Cacciatori d’Africa” (Hunters of Africa) Infantry Division. When the British attack came on 23 October, Folgore manned a division-sized sector despite its low strength.
Attacker: British (Elements of 7th Armoured Division and 44th Infantry Division)
Defender: Italian (185th Airborne Division Folgore)
Turns: 3.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
El Alamein, Egypt 1942-10-23
Squads: A:8.5 D:12.0
AFVs: A:9 Valentine II x 4 Sherman II(a) x 4 Carrier A x 1
Guns: A:0 D:2 Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 1 Cannone da 47/32 x 2