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Messervy's Men DTO (id:#61116)
(ASL Journal # 9 ID:J127)
Designer: Chas Argent
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As part of the British invasion of Eritrea, Colonel F.W. Messervy’s “Gazelle Force”, a motorized commando unit comprised of three machine gun companies, a filed gun battery and a mechanized cavalry unit, was established with the mission of creating as much havoc among Italian and Eritrean commands as possible, a task it took on with enthusiasm at every opportunity. One typical encounter occurred on the night of 5 November 1940 when pickets from Skinner’s Horse were overrun by an Eritrean camel column on a small rocky knoll in the Tamanau Gap. The next morning, bolstered by two Sikh platoons on loan from the 3rd Royal Frontier Force Regiment, Gazelle Force assaulted the Eritrean position, which had itself been reinforced during the night.
Attacker: British (A and C Squadrons 1 (Skinner's) Horse and A Company, 3rd Royal Frontier Force Regiment "Gazelle Force")
Defender: Italian (II Group Bande Polizia, 35th and 101st Colonial Battalions)  
Turns: 5.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Tamanau Gap, Eritrea 1940-11-06
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:13.5 D:12.0
AFVs: A:4
Rolls Royce x 2
Carrier A x 1
Carrier B x 1

M11/39 x 1

Guns: A:0
OML 2-in. Mortar x 2
Boys ATR x 1
Cannone da 70/15 x 1
Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 1
Fucile-cc S x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Light Woods. D: Air Support
Map Board(s): 50
Overlays: NONE
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markdwatson Rated the scenario2019-11-04 09:14:27
markdwatson Added a playing2019-11-04 09:14:10
buser333 Added a playing2019-11-03 17:10:56
hoxson1 Modified the overview2019-02-14 16:50:20
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2019-02-14 16:43:39
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2019-11-03(D) Jeff B vs Mark Watson Italian winItalian mortar caught some Brits moving as a stack in woods and killed 1.5 squads and busted the others, while the ATR flamed one of the Carriers making its way up the hill. British mortars situated themselves nicely in hex D2 after I failed to give them the proper respect. They would make me regret that. One of the Carriers had swung around to interdict my reinforcements when they entered. I tried to take it out with my gun but the LoS was blocked, so I left that job to my M11, who succeeded on its first try. The gun immediately broke on its one good shot later. My FB failed to appear on Turn 4, but it would prove unnecessary due to some timely hot shooting. I managed to knock out one Carrier with my ATR, and the last with an LMG. Unfortunately a pesky crew would survive to force a FtR on one of my squads. In the end though the terrain proved to be too brutal for the Brits to make much of a toehold in a timely fashion. Fun scenario though.
2017-07-29(D) Dan Best vs Mike Stubits British winSt. Louis Tournament.
2017-07-29(A) Kermit Mullins vs Rick Reinesch Italian winSt. Louis Tournament. Rick's Italians refused to break and I couldn't take the hill from them.
2015-05-23(A) Russell Dewhurst vs Sebastian Hummel British win
2012-06-17(D) Andy Beaton vs SteffenK British winFirst try at PBEM - worked well, except I just got outmaneuvered.
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Carriers of Gazelle Force
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To-Play list count: 2
Estimated Play time: 4.4 hours
Recorded Games: 8
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Messervy's Men [Confirmed]
[A] British 11
[D] Italian 16
Friday 15 November 2019 10:50:15 AM  (c)dramsey 2019