Panzer Grenadier. An Army at Dawn: Tunisia 1943 (Playbook)

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In early November 1942, American and British forces stormed ashore in French-ruled Morocco and Algeria, beginning a campaign to press the Axis into a small bridgehead around the ports of Tunis and Bizerte in Tunisia. The U.S. Army had its first exposure to combat in the European Theater, while fresh British forces joined the veteran Eighth Army against the Axis. French troops fought first against the Allies, then with them. Inside the shrinking perimeter, German and Italian units continued to offer fierce resistance.

After running across Libya to escape the British, the German Afrika Korps has been reinforced by a fresh panzer division and the newest equipment including Tiger tanks. Crack Italian units have been sent to Tunisia as well, and a handful of German paratroopers, too. The French are outclassed by everyone; three years isn’t a long time but it might as well be a decade or two in terms of military hardware, and the weapons of 1940 just won’t cut it against the tanks of 1943.

On the Allied side, the U.S. Army is the dominant force. Not yet the skilled force that will crush Nazi tyranny, the Americans are still encumbered by some weapons and tactics born of pre-war thinking: the 37mm anti-tank gun, the half-track tank destroyer and the M3 Lee tank. But they also have the M4 Sherman, and plentiful air power and artillery. There’s also a small British contingent, and the French come around to the good guys’ side as well.

An Army at Dawn is a complete game in the Panzer Grenadier series based on these battles. You do not need any other game to play any of its 40 scenarios. The Playbook edition is a complete revision of the earlier first edition, with a new scenario set.