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Gazala Line
Carpathian Brigade #7
(Defender) Italy vs Maori (Attacker)
New Zealand (Attacker)
Poland (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Italy 27ª Divisone Fanteria "Brescia"
New Zealand 28th "Maori" Infantry Battalion
Poland Carpathian Brigade
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Parent Game Carpathian Brigade
Historicity Historical
Date 1941-12-15
Start Time 15:00
Turn Count 24
Visibility Day
Counters 134
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 3
Maps 1: DR4
Layout Dimensions 88 x 58 cm
35 x 23 in
Play Bounty 232
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Enter & Exit
Hill Control
Kill Them All
Conditions
Off-board Artillery
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Carpathian Brigade book
Cassino '44 counters
Desert Rats maps + counters
Introduction

Re-united, the Polish brigade rolled up to the Gazala line right behind the 2nd New Zealand Division. The Kiwis had been skirmishing with German and Italian troops, and had determined that the Axis planned to make a stand on the Gazala line, one of the few defensible positions in Cyrenaica. The Poles joined the New Zealanders for a rapid assault on the hills before the Gazala position, in hopes of carrying past the ridge line and breaking the Axis with one blow.

Conclusion

Second New Zealand Division planned the attack at the most unlikely time of the day, in mid-afternoon when fighting traditionally quieted down in the desert. The Poles and Maoris caught the enemy by surprise and gained the hilltops, but failed to push the Italians completely off them. The Kiwi headquarters had hoped that with the addition of an extra brigade to their order of battle they could "push right through to the Gazala line," but that would take some more hard fighting.

Additional Notes

White Eagles INF and Cassino RIF are functionally interchangeable. Polish leaders are drawn from Cassino.


Display Order of Battle

Italy Order of Battle
Regio Esercito
Maori Order of Battle
28th "Maori" Infantry Battalion
New Zealand Order of Battle
New Zealand Army
Poland Order of Battle
Wojska Lądowe
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