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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 6:30 a.m. PST

Hello everyone,

I am looking for a WWII Games that will allow me to replay all the campaign of Tunisia from Nov. 17, 1942 to May 13, 1943 on a large map (for example) at the scale of the large independent unit – Battalions – Regiment – Brigade – Divisions.

On the other hand I would like the units to be represented by miniatures and models of vehicles or cannon – even tiny ones (but not too much!).

Each unit would have obviously its own capabilities depending on its type, manpower and material, types of equipment ect …

It is also absolutely necessary that the battles orders of all armies be complete from the beginning to the end of the campaign.

A solo game will not bother me.

So, such a type of games exists? Exist for the campaign of Tunisia?

If yes which ?

Thanks a lot for your help

Paskal

Legion 403 Jun 2018 7:30 a.m. PST
Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jun 2018 7:35 a.m. PST

GDW had a Race to Tunis module

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

+1 on "The Race to Tunis" module.

Richard Baber03 Jun 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

Race for Tunis is aces :)

We`ve run a handfull of games set in Tunisia, but at a lower level than your wanting to play (a battalion sized force per side max).

I`ve bought dozens of books, still loads to learn.

Fred Cartwright03 Jun 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Are you looking for a set of rules to play this level of game or something with all the orbats? For rules you will need battalion per stand so something like Megablitz or Kiss Rommel. You could play with either of those sets on a large scale map and small scale figures such as Pico's 3mm range.

emckinney03 Jun 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

Yep, OCS Tunisia, which Legion linked to. You may want the second edition, instead: link (Tells you something that it was popular enough for a second edition.)

I don't believe that Race for Tunis is what you're looking for. It's a great module, but I don't think you meant that you want to play out tactical battles.

Sudwind Inactive Member03 Jun 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

Race for Tunis is good….but usually played with platoon sized stands. Perhaps use the campaign map and try Great Battles of WW2, Rommel or a similar game with company or battalion sized stands.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 11:18 p.m. PST

Megablitz, what do you think about that?

There are no boardgames on the tunisia campaign with huge hexes?

It is also necessary that the orders of battles are complete from the Nov. 17, 1942 to May 13, 1943, no unity should be neglected regardless of its size, nationality or the duration of its participation in this battle.

Fred Cartwright04 Jun 2018 1:26 a.m. PST

Megablitz is a good choice. The author Tim Gow has run a Tunisian scenario. Worked well.

advocate04 Jun 2018 2:44 a.m. PST

It is also necessary that the orders of battles are complete from the Nov. 17, 1942 to May 13, 1943, no unity should be neglected regardless of its size, nationality or the duration of its participation in this battle.

Rear-echelon supply? Shower units? Grave registration units? Transport aircraft squadrons? Just checking…

Richard Baber04 Jun 2018 2:51 a.m. PST

Paskai wrote -
"It is also necessary that the orders of battles are complete from the Nov. 17, 1942 to May 13, 1943, no unity should be neglected regardless of its size, nationality or the duration of its participation in this battle."

Frankly you want something that probably doesn`t exist! Sorry but after some 4yrs of research I still find new stuff, units mixed, split then reformed, actions spread units out, the broken nature of the terrain and weather conditions divided commands it was very cold and wet in Tunisia durign winter 1942/43! Troops from a variety of different commands/armies fighting together (but separately in a surprisingly small area).

As an example during the German Eilbotel offensive at the end of January `43:
Elements of 10th panzer, 501st hvy tank battlaion, Tunis Marche Battalion T3, elements of 756th Mountain Infantry Regiment & elements of the Italian Superga Division plus luftwaffe and artillery units attack a variety of French sous-groupes (very mixed) from Juin`s XIX Corps plus later reinforcements from the British 36th Brigade and 6th armoured Divisions and the US 1st armoured.
The variety and units within the French set-up alone will simply do your head in :)

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2018 6:29 a.m. PST

Information on race for Tunis.

"The Race for Tunis: A CD III Mini Campaign" by Frank Chadwick, Greg Novak, Tom Harris, John Holtz et al. Rue Sans Joi Press. Champaign IL

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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2018 10:46 p.m. PST

I want a game at the scale of the large independent unit – Battalions – Regiment – Brigade – Divisions and I feel like it does not exist?

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