Vintage (1975) Afrika Korps WWII military war combat board game. Rommel in North Africa. Published by Avalon Hill. Game made in the USA.
THIS GAME HAS BEEN INVENTORIED. AS THERE IS NO EQUIPMENT LIST IN THE INSTRUCTIONS WE ARE UNABLE TO SAY THAT IT IS COMPLETE. PLEASE REVIEW THE "INSIDE THE BOX" SECTION BELOW.
About the game: An easy and fun historical game of Rommel’s battles with the English in North Africa during WW2. One of the early Avalon Hill beginner war games. Ranked a 2 on Avalon Hill's complexity scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high). Playing time 2 to 4 hours. Ever since men began making weapons they have used them to create legends. In early 1941, when his conquest of Europe was embarrassed by the rout of his Italian allies in Africa, Hitler dispatched General Erwin Rommel to forestall a seemingly inevitable Axis defeat. Reorganizing the forces under his command as the Deutsches Afrika Korps (DAK), Rommel immediately launched the first of his legendary desert offensives.
Now, the legend of "The Desert Fox" is recreated. From April 1941 through the climatic battle at El Alamein in later 1942. Afrika Korps simulates the mobile conflict between Rommel's Panzerarmee Afrika and the British Eighth Army defending Egypt and the Suez Canal. During each monthly game-turn, the initiative may switch from the Germany to the Allied player as both come to understand why Rommel called North Africa "A tactician's paradise; a logistical officer's nightmare."
Inside the box:
- 2-section board game | map board
- 1 Battle Manual
- 1 Combat Results Table
- 1 Situation Card
- 1 Time Record Card (used - needs to be copied)
- 1 die
- Red and Blue Unit Counters (33 red and 72 blue)
- 1 REPRODUCED copy of the Instructions for issue three of the Afrika Korps game
Condition: In EXCELLENT! condition for a game from the mid 1970s, the 2-section game board lays flat, as it should, with NO! warping apparent. Game board graphics are bright and vivid, text clear and legible. Boards show NO! rips or tears. Battle Manual, Situation Card, Combat Results and Time Record are all clear and legible. Time Record Card has writing on it and would need to be cleared of writing and copied. Game includes a REPRODUCED copy of the instructions - separate from the original Battle Manual - which are from the third edition of the game but the rules are basically the same for this second edition. Game box is in FAIR condition and shows breaks to the panels top and bottom, expected shelf wear for a game from the period, rub and wear to the corners and edges. Box has a slight musty odor upon opening from a presumed long period of storage.
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