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Side by Side MTO (id:#60925)
(Out of the Attic #2 ID:OA25)
See Also: Side by Side by Partisan Publishing
Designer: Rick Troha
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
The Allied landings on the coast of North Africa caught the Germans by surprise. The ensuing days found Feldmarschall Kesselring scrambling to put men in Tunisia. Lead elements of the 5th Fallschirmjager Regiment landed in Tunisia and were ordered to secure a bridgehead around Tunis. The key to Tunis was Medjez el Bab (“Key to The Gate”). Hauptmann Knoche’s 3rd Battalion arrived at “the Gate” on the 18th and tried to talk the Vichy forces that held the city into allowing him to occupy Medjez el Bab. The French knew the British were only miles away and kept stalling for time. Knoche couldn’t allow the British to take Medjez el Bab and ordered an attack to take the town the next morning. . .
Attacker: German (Bataillon III, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 5)
Defender: Allied (Division Tunis, R Company, 1st Parachute Battalion and 175th Field Artillery Battalion)  
Turns: 6.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Medjez-El-Bab, Tunisia 1942-11-19
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:15.0 D:10.5
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:2
8cm GrW 34 x 2
OQF 25-Pounder Gun-How. x 1
Canon de 37 mle 16 TR x 1
Mortier de 60 mle 35 x 1
OML 2-in. Mortar x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Olive Groves w A: Air Support
Map Board(s): 12 40 44
Overlays: OW1 O4 P2
Errata (source)
In SSR 1, after "Olive Groves (B14.8)," add "Contrary to B23.73, building 12R7 is a four-hex building with a Narrow Street (B31.1) in hex 12R7.".J12
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Latest Updates:
ppalma Added a playing2019-04-18 09:45:35
hoxson1 Modified the overview2017-11-01 17:20:28
sherersc Added a playing2017-11-01 14:14:41
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2017-08-08 17:40:15
peacmyer Added Errata2017-01-29 11:42:48
Last Played:
2019-04-18(A) patrick palma vs Ulrik DanKer German win
2017-10-21(D) Scott Sherer vs Adam Lunney German winLost when the US .50 cal crew cowered when trying to place a FL across the bridge on the final turn. Not a guaranteed victory, but the Germans would have had to run four hexes of 6(-2) to get the VC which would have been tough sledding.
2016-01-09(A) Jim Kloss vs Bob Eury DrawHad a good time commanding multiple flights of stukas! Recommend an in depth defends for the allies with the mortars/artillery on the heights across from the river to cover the bridge area. The low ELR French will get rolled over, I recommend using the British airborne platoon as a 'fire brigade ' to respond to breakthroughs. We enjoyed this one and plan on switching sides for another playing.
2013-10-15(A) James Lowry vs Patch Bunny Allied win
2013-08-11(D) Russell Dewhurst vs Craig K Allied win
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Fallschirmjagers heading to the battle
Avg Rating: 7.00Votes: 5
Views: 43
To-Play list count: 2
Estimated Play time: 4.2 hours
Recorded Games: 5
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ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Side by Side [Confirmed]
[A] Allied 2
[D] German 8
Saturday 18 January 2020 07:38:00 AM  (c)dramsey 2020