Ariete: The Battle of Bir el Gubi, Libya November 1941

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Ariete: The Battle of Bir el Gubi, Libya November 1941 2020MintMintMulti-Man Publishing english POD / Ordered on Request
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Ariete: The Battle of Bir el Gubi, Libya November 1941 is the 17th game in the Tactical Combat Series by Multi-Man Publishing and covers the Italian Ariete Division's defense of Bir el Gubi, Libya, on November 19, 1941.

Moming of 19 November 1941: General Mario Balotta, commander of 132nd Armored Division Ariete, the only Italian armored division in North Africa, is completing his defensive dispositions to cover the southern approaches to Tobruk. He orders his division's motorized infantry regiment, the crack 8th Bersaglieri, to occupy three battalion strongpoints around a key cross-roads near the well (bir) of Gubi. The 8th Bersaglieri, supported by the reinforced divisional artillery, begins moving into position around Bir el Gubi and digging in. Most of the M13/40 tanks of Ariete 's understrength 132nd Tank Regiment are kept to the rear.

At the same time, General William Henry Ewart Gott, commander of the British 7th Armoured Divi-sion, orders the 22nd Armoured Brigade (Brigadier John Scott-Cockburn) to attack the Ariete at Bir el Gubi, a complete change from his original orders for the brigade to secure Sidi Rezegh, 25 miles to the north. The reason for the change is still not clear: perhaps Gott hopes to give this well-equipped but inexperienced brigade an opportunity to season itself against an Italian formation that he assumes will be a weak opponent; possibly he just wants to clear his division's left flank before advancing. Whatever the reason, the full-strength brigade, equipped with 162 brand new Crusader tanks, is eager to emulate the Commonwealth's easy victories against the Italian Tenth Army die previous winter.

The stage is set for a swirling desert battle between evenly matched opponents.

Data sheet
DesignerLee Forester
DesignerMauro de Vita
DesignerRick McKown
Playing Time0 min
Suggested Ages12+
Year Published2020
Min. # of Players1
Max # of Players2
Language DependanceModerate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
MechanicDice Rolling
MechanicHexagon Grid
Game SettingWorld War II
Valutazione BGG8.7
E' nella lista dei desideri di26 players
E' nella collezione di104 players

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