Forgotten Legions, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of not just one, but 2 Wargaming Classics by Vance von Borries. "Drive on Damascus" and "Bloody Keren", both now published together for the first time in the same package and with the same Basic Rules Set. They have been re-mastered and updated into all-new, super-sized editions. These were well regarded by many as balanced and thoughtful games. They cover fascinating, almost forgotten conflicts that would guide the course of WW II in the Mediterranean Theater.
"Drive on Damascus" givers you an operational level simulation that faithfully recreates the (June and July) 1941 Allied invasion of Vichy French held Syria and Lebanon. Here you can hone your game play skills with open maneuvering on the desert side of the Map and tough in-fighting on the Mountain side. A fluid situation can develop as both sides seek the opportunity to outflank and attack. And along the coast players will probe for vulnerabilities by maneuver and infiltration. An exhaustive Order of Battle based on archival records helps capture key historical facets of the campaign including armor advantage, air power, ranged artillery, flotillas and commandos, garrisons, mountain units, untried units, and more. Also examined is the possibility of a German intervention.
"Bloody Keren" presents an operational level simulation that faithfully recreates the (January through April) 1941 Campaign in Italian Eritrea that historically saw a climax at the Mountain pass at Keren. Here too, good game play is at a premium as strategically you allocate your forces to various Mountain passes. Both sides can attack and counter-attack while Guerilla forces attempt to close off reinforcements coming from the south.
Contents: 3 Maps (34x42" Map size), 1 Map (11x34" Map size), 2 Countersheets of 5/8” Unit-counters, 2 Player Aid Cards 8.5x11", 2 Order of Battle Appearance Cards 8.5x11", Rules Booklet, 1 Scenario Booklet with Designer's Notes, Six-sided Die and 1 Box and Lid.
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