#430214_01 Kasserine Campaign [HTH] - PzC 20 Tunisia 43
#430214_01 Kasserine Campaign [HTH]By Saunders & Blackie
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Western Dorsal, Feb 14th 1943: After humiliating losses at Sidi Bou Zid and Sbeitla, the U.S. II Corps scrambled backward to establish a new defensive position, this time at Kasserine Pass, a two mile wide gap in the Dorsal Chain of the Atlas Mountains. For Rommel, the Kasserine Pass was the gateway to Algeria and the way to prevent Allied forces combining. With a series of forceful attacks, starting in mid February, the Germans massed armor and infantry against the ineffectively dispersed U.S. II Corps, pushing the Americans back, seizing huge stocks of abandoned equipment, and breaking through the mountains at the Kasserine Pass into the valley beyond. This was a spectacular success. The Germans hardly paused as they ran over the American defenses. Allied commanders scrambled to throw more and more units to stem the tide, eventually being helped by the shift in German priorities. The British Eighth Army was rapidly approaching from Libya, and Rommel could not afford to continue to the west. [Size, large] Designer Note: This CG is designed to be played HTH.