WW 1941 ME/ER-II/Crete Scenario: Mar II 41 Axis Turn Axis At-Start Set-Up

Mainland Europe off-map holding box:

3 Italian inf replacement points (RPs) [per ER-II]

2 Ger ARPs [per ER-II]

 

In Sicily:

  • The ER-II Scenario says to place five 3-cap permanent airfields “anywhere in Sicily.” Below is the set-up done for the EA game report.
  • All the Axis air units indicated below except one are “at any airbase in Sicily” per the ER-II Scenario. This is the Axis set-up in Sicily done for the EA game report.

 

Licata (18A:0102): [point city/minor port]

3-cap permanent airfield

Br 20M           3NB4  2-5/24

 

Coast hex 18A:0403:

3-cap permanent airfield

MC 200          3F4      1/8

CR 42              3F3      0/9

Ca 309             2B1     1/L/9 [provisionally specially included unit in the 1941 ME/ER-II/Crete Scenario; not included in ER-II]

 

Coast hex 18A:0603:

3-cap permanent airfield

2 x Ju 88A1    3B5     2-5/26              Ger LW

He 111H4       4B4     2-7/S/22           Ger LW

 

Syracusa (18A:0702) [reference city/minor port]:

3-cap permanent airfield

Ju 87R             2D3     4-1/13              Ger LW

 

Augusta (18A:0701) [point city/minor port]:

3-cap permanent airfield

Ju 87B             2D3     4-1/8                Ger LW

 

Libya:

  • Except as indicated below, all Axis forces dispositions in Libya conform to the at-start stipulations indicated in F. Watson’s “Enter Rommel-II” Europa Battle Scenario found in TEM#71. 

Tripolitania Garrison Box: [this holding box is not used in the ER-II Scenario, nor are the units below used in ER-II]:

0-1-6* Inf III               280 GaF

0-1-6* Inf III               290 GaF

0-1-6* Inf III               340 GaF

0-1-6* Inf III               350 GaF

0-2-6* Inf III               330 GaF

 

Tripoli (18A:0121) [clear terrain dot city/major port transportation line junction coast hex]:

Axis Supply Terminal marker

fort marker [per ER-II]

two steps of attack supply

one resource point

1 x 0 pos flk unit         AA=3 [Italian]

G 50                3F3      0/9

 

18A:0122 [Castel Benito]:

3-cap permanent airfield [per ER-II]

 

Misurata (18A:1022) [clear terrain point city coast road hex]:

1-cap temporary airfield [per ER-II]

3-4-6 Art III                            5 A

1-6 Hv AA II              AA=1  29

SM 79-1          2B3     1-5/22

 

Garian (18A:0125) [rough terrain point city transportation line junction hex]:

3-6 Inf XX                              55 Sav

 

Sirte (18A:1727) [clear terrain point city coast road hex]:

1-cap permanent airfield [per ER-II]

unfinished fort marker (complete in the Mar II 41 Axis initial phase) [per ER-II]

one step of attack supply

one resource point

0-5 Cons III                            5 A

3-6 Inf XX                              25 Bol

1 x 4 pos flk    AA=1            [Italian]

Cr 42               3F3      0/8

 

18A:1927 [coast road sand hex]:

5-8 Inf XX                              102 Trn [per the 1941 ME/ER-II/Crete Scenario draft OB this unit starts assembled]

3-6 Inf XX                              17 Pave

2-3-6 Art III                            24 C

2-3-8 Art III                            16 C

1-8 Mot Art III                       2 AC

1-8 Mot Art III                       3 AC

 

18A:2227 [coast road sand hex]:

10* Px XX HQ unit                5 Le (Ger)

  • In the 1941 ME/ER-II/Crete Scenario draft OB this unit is substituted for the 10 Pz XX HQ 21, which is used in ER-II. See the WW OB booklet, P. 27 and F. Watson’s ER-II Scenario article in TEM#71, p. 33 for additional information.

5-3-10 Pz III                           5 (Ger)

1-10 Mot Hv AA II AA=2   1/33 (Ger LW)

 

18A:2629 [clear terrain coast road hex]:

5-8 Lt Arm XX                       132 Ar [per the 1941 ME/ER-II/Crete Scenario draft OB this unit starts assembled]

3-6 Inf XX                              27 Brs

1-8 Mot Art III                       1 AC

 

18A:2730 [Arco dei Feline; clear terrain coast road hex]:

3-cap permanent airfield [per ER-II]

  • Below is a provisional 1941 ME/ER-II/Crete Scenario at-start set-up done for this hex for the EA demonstration that is different than the one found in ER-II.

1-10 Mot AT II                      605 (Ger)

1-10 Mot MG II                     5 (Ger)

1-10 Mot MG II                     8 (Ger)

  • In the 1941 ME/ER-II/Crete Scenario draft OB the two above Ger mot MG IIs are substituted for the Ger 3-10 Mot Inf III 200, which is used in ER-II. See the WW OB booklet, p. 27 and F. Watson’s ER-II Scenario article in TEM#71, p. 33 for additional information.

two steps of attack supply

Me 110D        5HF5   4-1/12 Ger LW

2 x Ju 87B       2D3     4-1/8 Ger LW

 

On Scarpanto:

Scarpanto (19A:0701) [rough terrain minor port point city hex]:

3-cap permanent airfield [per the WW Operation Marita Scenario Axis OB]

 

At Rodi:

Rodi (20A:2230): [clear terrain major port point city coast hex]

3-cap-permanent airfield [per the WW Operation Marita Scenario Axis OB]

 

20A:2331: [rough terrain coast hex]

3-cap permanent airfield [per the WW Operation Marita Scenario Axis OB]

 

In Iraq:

  • In the 1941 ME/ER-II/Crete Scenario Iraq begins the game as a pro-Allied neutral. In this Scenario it automatically becomes a pro-Axis neutral in the Apr I 41 Axis Initial Phase.

21A:4717 (H-1 Pump Station) [stony desert road hex]:

0-1-8 Inf II                              Fawzi (Bandit) [Guerilla-capable unit; currently in combat mode]

  • Watson’s “Iraq: Rashid Ali and the Golden Square” Europa Battle Scenario found in TEM#81 is used as a basis for determining an at-start location for the pro-Axis Fawzi bandit/guerrilla unit.

 

Med/NA Replacement Pool

  • This is per ER-II.

1 x 2-6 Inf XX                         60 Sbr

1 x 2-10 Mot Inf III                10 B

1 x 2-1-8 Lt Tnk III                 3

2 x 1-8 Lt Tnk X                     1,2

5 x 1-6 Tnk II                          1, 3, 5, 6, 21

1 x Para Inf III                        Tonini

3 x 0-1-6* Inf III                     300 GaF, 310 GaF, 320 GaF

1 x 3-4-6 Art III                      24 dM

3 x 2-3-6 Art III                      10 C, 20 C, 21 C

1 x 1-6 Art III                          23 C

1 x 0-6 Cons III                      10 A

4 x 0 pos flk unit AA=1        [Italian]

 

Mar II 41 Axis turn At-Start Axis dispositions: WD map group
Mar II 41 Axis turn At-Start Axis dispositions: WD map group

 

Mar II 41 Axis turn At-Start dispositions: Sicily & Malta
Mar II 41 Axis turn At-Start dispositions: Sicily & Malta detail

 

Mar II 41 Axis turn At-Start dispositions: Iraq & eastern Syria
Mar II 41 Axis turn At-Start dispositions: Iraq & eastern Syria

 

Mar II 41 Axis turn At-Start Set-up: Vichy Levant; Fawsi unit in western Iraq
Mar II 41 Axis turn At-Start Set-up: Vichy Levant; Fawsi unit in western Iraq detail

 

Mar II 41 Axis turn at start dispositions: off-map display detail, Part 1
Mar II 41 Axis turn at start dispositions: off-map display detail, Part 1

 

Mar II 41 Axis turn at-start dispositions: off-map display detail, Part 2
Mar II 41 Axis turn at-start dispositions: off-map display detail, Part 2
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