Hellfire Pass

Our first clash in the Memoir '44 Mediterranean Theater battles went down last night.  While I don't own a copy of the game, I have enough kit to start a desert war of my own!  Everything in 3D of course.

I started as the Afrika Korps set up in a nice defensive in the pass.  Borrowed 88's from Tide of Iron's Days of the Fox worked nicely to augment the new SWA rules for AT guns.  They look menacing!  I used some Attack! figures for the Italians.  My British are the Revell 8th Army 1:72 scale figs.  And of course, I painted up the DAK in their desert colors (quick and easy method).  I fashioned the Ergs & Ridges out of foam and barring a minor paint accident, they worked very well and were visually quite effective.

Alas, all of my efforts were for naught.  The Brits smashed through on a flank and had a devastating Air Power strike which broke open the Afrika Korps and 2 Matildas exited the board. British Bert - 6 medals to Brummbär's Korps - 4 medals.

The flip didn't fare much better for me as the British.  While it did come down to 'the next medal wins' my luck simply ran out and the Axis guns were too well positioned for my breakout to occur.  Lisa's Korps - 6 medals to Mac's Brits - 5 medals.

This was a fun and challenging scenario from both sides and a great introduction to the Mediterranean Theater.  Stay tuned for more updates.

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