It is time this weekend to turn to the WW1 Palestine Campaign which has the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) making a fourth attempt to breach the Gaza defensive line. As each of the three scenarios for this stage of the campaign had previously been played, they were all available for random selection and One Hour-Wargame scenario #15 - Fortified Defence - was selected. The solo campaign rules can be found here they detail how the scenarios are chosen and the event cards which provide additions to the forces in the battles.
|Turkish forces positioned in trenches|
The Turkish order of battle:
- 3x infantry units
- 2 x artillery units
- 1 x mounted infantry
- 1 x cavalry unit (which is in reserve and will be available after turn eight).
- 4 x infantry units
- 1 x artillery unit
- 1 x mounted infantry unit
- 1 x aircraft
- 1 x armoured car unit
The campaign is almost at the halfway point. Another victory to the Turks would be a blow to the EEF who still have to progress another three stages on the campaign map.
|The two fortified position are circled.|
|The planned assaults.|