|Map of terrain and objective|
The units for each side were selected and laid out. Each unit was diced for to determine whether it would be available for battle. As neither force has been involved in a loss, units are only excluded in a score of 1. If they had lost a battle and not been re-equiped with supplies, then a score of 1 or 2 would exclude them .
|Italians reduce their units by 4 units.|
|Allies are rather more fortunate and only reduce their force by 1 unit.|
The next step in setting up the game was to dice for battle events. The Italian's diced for flank attack and aggressive defence. This will mean they can advance 30 percent of their units and attack first. However, the Allies will have 30 percent of their forces off-table and able to arrive on a flank, which is diced for.
The Allies have a delayed arrival with 30 percent of their forces starting the game off table. This means they will have limited forces available on table due to the delay and flanking units. They will take time to build up their forces for an all out assault.
Both sides will have air support.
|Initial position of forces|
|Initial force deployment|
|An initial strike by armoured car units.|
|Allied forces start to arrive in greater numbers.|
|Allied air support arrives.|
|Italian air support.|
|Italian armour moves forward hand has initial success.|
The battle started to take shape with the arrival of the Allied flanking units on the left. While in the centre tanks from both sides were engaged.
|Allied flanking units arrive on the left and threaten forces defending the objective.|
|Allied forces close in on the objective.|
|The assault on the objective is underway.|
Taking of the objective proved to be very problematic. The Allies had to pause the assault to rush up more units as attacking units were whittled away.
|Supporting units are moved up.|
|Attack on the objective.|
The objecive was finally taken after some very stubborn defence.
|A victory to the Allies.|
|25 Pounders support the attack on the objective.|
A good start to the campaign turn and Allied counterattack.