Grande Fantasia Imperiale

The New Roman Empire vs. the British Empire, 1940

A Wavell’s War Hypothetical Historical Scenario
by John M. Astell
Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Do not distribute in any form without express permission of the author!

Grande Fantasia Imperiale Orders of Battle

Counters

Most of the counters for the scenario are available in Wavell’s War and War in the Desert.


The scenario uses these Balkan Front counters:

Italian:
1x 5-8 Inf XX 10 Pve
1x 4-8 Inf XX 9 Pas
1x 4-8 Inf XX 52 Tor
1x 4-3-8 Art lll 2 A
1x CR.42 3F30/9
2x MC.200 3F41/8
1x Z.506B 2B32-4/F/22
1x Z.1007b 3B52-5/22

German:
1x 7-8 Mtn XX 5
1x 7-8 Mtn XX 6
1x 8 Mtn XX HQ A
1x 8 Mtn XX HQ B
2x 3-8 Mtn lll A, A
2x 3-8 Mtn lll B, B
1x 1-8 Mtn Eng ll 658
1x Me 110C 5HF51/12
1x Mxd A 2A31-1/16
2x Ju 52 1T20/20


The scenario requires some new counters:

Italian:
2x 5-8 Lt Arm XX 131 Cn, 133 Lit
2x 2-8* Lt Arm Cadre 131 Cn, 133 Lit
2x 8 Lt Arm XX HQ 131 Cn, 133 Lit
1x 8 Inf XX HQ 10 Pve
2x 8 Inf XX HQ 9 Pas, 52 Tor
1x 1-8 Lt Arm X 10
1x 1-2-6 Inf X 1 Mar (CCNN)
2x 2-1-8 Lt Tank lll 31, 33
2x 2-10 Mot Inf lll 5 B, 12 B
1x 2-6 Marine lll SM
4x 2-8 Inf lll 57, 58, 79, 81
2x 1-8 Inf lll 80, 82
1x 1-5 Para ll I CCRR
1x 0-1-6 Marine ll III/SM

Grande Fantasia Imperiale Scenario

Jul II 40-Dec II 41
Axis Order Of Battle

AXIS INITIAL FORCES, JUL II 40

Initial Conditions
MED/NORTH AFRICA:
EAST AFRICA:
Initial Forces
MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Tripolitania Field Forces: Wavell’s War Rule 38K2 (Italian 5th Army), as modified in the special rules for this scenario, affects these units. Place 5 REs at Tripoli (18A:0121) and 3 REs at Garian (18A:0125). Place the remaining units in Tripolitania in any hexes along the west edge of Map 18A.

3x 3-6 Inf XX 17 Pav, 25 Bol, 27 Brs
2x 2-6 Inf XX 60 Sbr, 61 Sir
2x 1-2-6 Inf XX 1 “23 M”, 2 “28 O” (CCNN)
1x 1-8 Lt Tank X 1
1x 3-4-6 Art lll 5 A
2x 2-3-6 Art lll 10 C, 20 C
1x 1-6 Art lll 23 C
1x 0-6 Cons lll 5 A
2x 1-6 Tank ll 1, 2

Place at Tripoli (18A:0121):

1x 0 Pos AA AA=3

Tripolitania Garrison:

—Tripoli (18A:0121):

1x 0-2-6* Inf lll 330 GaF
2x 0-1-6* Inf lll 280 GaF, 290 GaF

—Hex 18A:0122:

2x 0-1-6* Inf lll 340 GaF, 350 GaF

Cyrenaica Field Forces: Place in any cities or towns in Cyrenaica, with at least one unit in each city or town.

1x 3-6 Inf XX 55 Sav
3x 2-6 Inf XX 62 Mr, 63 Cir, 64 Cat
1x 1-2-6 Inf XX 4 “3 G” (CCNN)
1x 1-8 Lt Tank X 2
1x 2-10 Mot Inf lll 1 Lib (Col)
1x 1-10 Mot Inf lll 2 Lib (Col)
1x 1-6 Para-Inf lll Tonini
4x 1-6 Inf lll 1 Lib, 2 Lib, 3 Lib, 4 Lib (Col)
1x 2-3-6 Art lll C 21
1x 2-1-6 Art lll 10 A
1x 1-2-6 Art lll 22 C
1x 0-6 Cons lll 10 A

Place at Bengasi (18A:3121):

1x 0 Pos AA AA=1

Place at Derna (18A:4116):

1x 0 Pos AA AA=1

Place at Tobruch (18A:4817):

1x 0 Pos AA AA=1

Place at Porto Bardiya (19A:0318):

1x 0 Pos AA AA=1

Cyrenaica Garrison:

—Tobruch (18A:4817):

2x 0-1-6* Inf lll 310 GaF, 320 GaF

—Porto Bardiya (19A:0318):

1x 0-1-6* Inf lll 300 GaF

Regia Aeronautica: Place at functioning airbases in Libya and Sicily, with at least one fighter and one bomber each in Tripolitania and Cyrenaica:

1x Ba 65 2B22-1/L/6
1x BR.20 3NB4 2-4/22
2x CR.32bis 3F2 0/9
3x CR.42 3F3 0/9
5x SM.79-1 2B3 1-5/22
1x SM.81 2B2 1-4/17

EAST AFRICA:
Italian:

Addis Ababa Region: Place within 2 hexes of Addis Ababa (WW11:2002):

1x 5-6 Inf XX 65 GdS
1x 2-6 Inf XX CAf
1x 1-8 Cav X Negh
1x 1-6 Inf lll 11 (CCNN)
1x 2-6 Art lll 1
1x 0-6 Cons lll AOI
1x 1-6 Tank ll AOI
1x 4 Pos AA AA=1
1x 8 transport counter (1 RE)

Giuba Sector: Place in any cities or towns in Italian East Africa on WW Map 1. Place no more than 1 unit per hex and place coastal units in ports:

1x 6* Inf XX HQ 102 (Col)
2x 1-6 Inf X 20, BGiub (Col)
2x 0-1-4 Coastal lll 4, 5 (Col)

Southern Sector: Place in any cities or towns in Italian East Africa on WW Maps 4 and 7. Place no more than 1 unit per hex:

8x 1-6 Inf X 1, 9, 10, 11, 14, 18, 25, 61 (Col)
1x 1-6 Inf X Sud (CCNN)
1x 1-8 Cav X 9 (Col)
1x 0-6 Cons lll Sud

Place in Gimma (WW11:1912):

1x 4 Pos AA AA=1

Eastern Sector: Place in any cities or towns in Italian East Africa on WW Maps 1, 2, and 6 and on WW Map 10 on or south of hex row 1600. Place no more than 1 unit per hex and place coastal units in ports:

6x 1-6 Inf X 7, 13, 15, 17, 23, 60 (Col)
1x 1-6 Inf X Est (CCNN)
1x 1-8 Cav X 4 (Col)
2x 0-1-4 Coastal lll 2, 3 (Col)
1x 1-6 Art lll 3
1x 0-6 Cons lll Est
1x 8 transport counter (1 RE)

Place in Harar (WW6:0713):

1x 4 Pos AA AA=1

Northern Sector: Place in any cities or towns in Italian East Africa on WW Map 14 and on WW Map 10 on or north of hex row 1500. Place no more than 1 unit per hex, except place up to 4 REs in Asmara (WW14:2207). Place coastal units in ports:

3x 6* Inf XX 1, 2, 4 (Col)
1x 1-8 Lt Arm X AOI
2x 1-8 Mot Inf X 1 Cav, Erit (Col)
4x 2-6 Inf X 2, 3, 12, 22 (Col)
13x 1-6 Inf X 4, 5, 6, 8, 16, 19, 21, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, Gond (Col)
2x 1-6 Inf X Nord, West (CCNN)
1x 1-8 Cav X 2 (Col)
1x 1-8 Art X 4 (Col)
1x 0-1-4 Coastal lll 1 (Col)
1x 0-6 Cons lll Nord

Place in Gondar (WW10:0419):

1x 4 Pos AA AA=1

Place in Asmara (WW14:2207):

1x 4 Pos AA AA=1

Galla-Sidamo Garrison: See Rule 37D6 and the Axis Garrison Chart.

Bande (Optional): Use the following units only if Rule 37J5 is used. Place these units in any cities or towns in Italian East Africa on the indicated maps. Place no more than 1 unit per hex:

—WW Map 1:

1x 0-1-6 Lt Inf [X] 102 Dub (Col)

—WW Map 3:

1x 1-6 Lt Inf [X] Giuba (Col)
2x 0-1-6 Lt Inf [X] 8 Dub, 103 Dub (Col)

—WW Map 6:

1x 1-6 Lt Inf [X] Som (Col)
1x 0-1-6 Lt Inf [X] 101 Dub (Col)

—WW Map 7:

2x 0-1-5 Lt Inf [X] 1 dF, 5 dF (Col)

—WW Map 11:

4x 0-1-5 Lt Inf [X] 2 dC, 2 dF, 3 dF, 4 dF (Col)

—WW Map 14:

1x 0-1-5 Lt Inf [X] 1 dC (Col)

Regia Aeronautica: Place at functioning airbases in Italian East Africa:

2x Ca 133 2B2 1-2/20
1x CR.32bis 3F2 0/9
1x SM.79-1 2B3 1-5/22
1x SM.81 2B2 1-4/17

AXIS REINFORCEMENTS

Axis Conditional Reinforcements
ANY COMMAND:
Italian:
Demotorization

The Axis player may demotorize Italian 5-8 Mot Inf XX. To be demotorized, the division may be in any command but must be in Africa or Asia, not Europe. (This is not rigorously defined in the geography rule but should be obvious what is meant.) A division must be broken down to be demotorized. When a division is demotorized, add the SMPs acquired to the SMP pool of the command the division is in. In the forces available for assembly section on the Axis Breakdown Chart, substitute the 5-8 Inf XX counter for the 5-8 Mot Inf XX counter.

Convert: 1x 8 Mot Inf XX HQ [any] and 2x 1-8 Mot Inf lll [any] to:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ [same as original unit]
2x 1-8 Inf lll [same as original units]
10 SMPs

Available for Demotorization:

2x 5-8 Mot Inf XX 101 Trs, 102 Trn

Available:

2x 5-8 Inf XX 101 Trs, 102 Trn

Remotorization

The Axis player may remotorize demotorized Italian 5-8 Mot Inf XX. To be remotorized, the division may be in any command but must be in Africa or Asia, not Europe. A division must be broken down to be remotorized. When a division is remotorized, subtract the required SMPs from the SMP pool of the command the division is in. In the forces available for assembly section on the Axis Breakdown Chart, substitute the 5-8 Mot Inf XX counter for the 5-8 Inf XX counter. (Note that remotorization requires more SMPs than demotorization yields.)

Convert: 1x 8 Inf XX HQ [any], 2x 1-8 Inf lll [any], and 12 SMPs to:

1x 8 Mot Inf XX HQ [same as original unit]
2x 1-8 Mot Inf lll [same as original units]

Available for Remotorization:

2x 5-8 Inf XX 101 Trs, 102 Trn

Available:

2x 5-8 Mot Inf XX 101 Trs, 102 Trn

MED/NORTH AFRICA and NEAR EAST:
German:
German Near East Corps

See the scenario’s special conditions for Germany, which allows the forces of a hypothetical Deutsches Naher Osten Korps to enter play. In the following section, “Turn [#]” describes when forces arrive or appear. “Turn [#]” counts turns from the occurrence of the triggering event. For example, if the Iraqi coup occurred on Jan I 41, then Turn 2 is Jan II 41, Turn 3 is Feb I 41, etc.

Turn 2

Places in the Rhodes Holding Box:

1x 1-8 Cmdo ll vK (OKW)
1x Mxd A 2A31-1/16
1x Ju 52 1T20/20

Turn 3

Places in the Rhodes Holding Box:

1x 8 Mtn XX HQ A
2x 3-8 Mtn lll A, A
1x He 111H4 4B42-7/22
1x Ju 52 1T20/20
1 step of attack supply

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-8 Mtn XX 5

Turn 4

Places in the Rhodes Holding Box:

1x 8 Mtn XX HQ B
2x 3-8 Mtn lll B, B
1x 1-8 Mtn Eng ll 658

Convert: 1x Mxd A to:

1x Me 110C 5HF51/12

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-8 Mtn XX 6

Turn 5

Places in the Rhodes Holding Box:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 164 LA
3x 2-8 Inf lll 164 LA/125, 164 LA /382, 164 LA /433
1 step of attack supply

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-8 Inf XX 164 LA

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:
German 1940 Special Operations Forces
Available Forces, from Jul II 40:
None

Add to Available Forces on Nov I 40:

3x 2-5 Para lll 7/1, 7/2, 7/3 (LW)
1x 2-5 Para lll 1 St (LW)
1x 1-5 Glider ll I/1St (LW)
1x 3-5 Air Lndg lll 22/16
2x 2-5 Air Lndg lll 22/47, 22/65
10x Ju 52 1T20/20
2x DFS 230 0GT-10/T
2 steps of attack supply

German 1941 Special Operations Forces

Available Forces, from Jan I 41 (if none of the German 1940 special operations forces were used) or Apr I 41 (if any of the German 1940 special operations forces were used):

3x 2-5 Para lll 7/1, 7/2, 7/3 (LW)
1x 2-5 Para lll 1 St (LW)
1x 1-5 Glider ll I/1St (LW)
1x 3-5 Air Lndg lll 22/16
2x 2-5 Air Lndg lll 22/47, 22/65
10x Ju 52 1T20/20
2x DFS 230 0GT-10/T
2 steps of attack supply

Remove from Available Forces on May I 41:

All German available forces

Italian:
Italian 1940 Special Operations Forces

Note: The Italian 1940 special operations forces are only available for an invasion of Malta and cannot be used for any other special operation.

Available Forces, from Jul II 40:

5x 3-6 Inf XX 4 Liv, 16 Pis, 20 Frl, 26 As, 54 Nap
1x 2-6 Marine lll SM
1x 2-3-6 Art lll 30 C
1x 1-5 Para ll I CCRR
1x SM.82 0T30/31
2 steps of attack supply
Assault Wave: 5 REs

Italian 1941 Special Operations Forces, Malta is Not Axis Owned

Note: If Malta is not Axis owned by the start of 1941, these Italian 1941 special operations forces are only available for an invasion of Malta and cannot be used for any other special operation.

Available Forces, from Jan I 41 (if none of the Italian 1940 special operations forces were used) or Apr I 41 (if any of the Italian 1940 special operations forces were used):

5x 3-6 Inf XX 4 Liv, 16 Pis, 20 Frl, 26 As, 54 Nap
1x 2-5 Para lll 185 Fol/187
1x 2-6 Marine lll SM
1x 2-3-6 Art lll 30 C
3x SM.82 0T30/31
2 steps of attack supply
Assault Wave: 5 REs

Add to Available Forces on Apr I 41:

1x 1-8 Aslt Eng ll 11 G
Assault Wave: 5.5 REs

Add to Available Forces on Jun I 41:

1x 2-5 Para lll 185 Fol/186

Add to Available Forces on Jul I 41:

1x 1-8 Lt Arm X 10

Add to Available Forces on Aug I 41:

1x 1-2-6 Inf X 1 Mar (CCNN)
Assault Wave: 6.5 REs

Add to Available Forces on Sep I 41:

1x 6* Para XX HQ 185 Fol

Available for Assembly:

1x 4-6* Para XX 185 Fol

Italian 1941 Special Operations Forces, Malta is Axis Owned

Note: If Malta is Axis owned by the start of 1941, these Italian 1941 special operations forces can be used for any special operation.

Available Forces, from Jan I 41 (if none of the Italian 1940 special operations forces were used) or Apr I 41 (if any of the Italian 1940 special operations forces were used):

1x 2-5 Para lll 185 Fol/187
3x SM.82 0T30/31
2 steps of attack supply

Add to Available Forces on Jun I 41:

1x 2-5 Para lll 185 Fol/186

Add to Available Forces on Sep I 41:

1x 6* Para XX HQ 185 Fol

Available for Assembly:

1x 4-6* Para XX 185 Fol

EAST AFRICA:
Italian:
Artillery Concentration

Any of the following may occur in any Axis initial phase in which the appropriate units are in the same hex.

Convert: 1x 1-8 Art X 4 and 1x 6* Inf XX HQ [any] to:

1x 2-6 Art lll 3

Convert: 1x 1-6 Art lll 3 and 1x 6* Inf XX HQ [any] to:

1x 2-6 Art lll 2

Emergency Call-up of Naval Personnel

This is triggered in the first Axis initial phase in which any Allied unit is within 5 hexes of Massaua.

Place in Massaua (WW14:2204):

1x 1-4* Inf lll Msw

Emergency Call-up of Ground Crew

In any Axis initial phase, the Axis player may call up Regia Aeronautica ground crew. Once called up, the Axis player does not receive any Italian ARPs in East Africa (but accumulated Italian ARPs are not lost).

Call-up Turn 1

Forming:

1x 0-1-6 Inf lll Azz (Col)

Call-up Turn 2

East Africa Production:

1 inf RP (Col)

Call-up Turn 3

Full: Place as Addis Ababa (WW11:2002):

1x 0-1-6 Inf lll Azz (Col)

Call-up Turn 5

Convert: 1x 0-1-6 Inf lll Azz (Col) to:

1x 1-6 Inf lll Azz (Col)
Note: The 1-6 unit is backprinted on the 0-1-6 unit.

Call-up Turn 7

East Africa Production:

1 inf RP (Col)

Merille Tribesmen (Optional)

See Rule 39E2. This is triggered in the first Axis initial phase in which an Allied unit is in the Galla & Sidamo province of Italian East Africa.

Place within 1 hex of Calam (WW7:0423):

1x Guerrilla/1-6 Lt Inf [X] Merl (Col)

Axis Regular Reinforcements

JUL II 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 8 Lt Arm XX HQ 131 Cn
1x 2-1-8 Lt Tank lll 31
1x 2-10 Mot Inf lll 5 B

Available for Assembly:

1x 5-8 Lt Arm XX 131 Cn

AUG I 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

1x 10 Pz XX HQ 15
1x 5-3-10 Pz lll 8
1x 3-10 Mot Inf lll 104
1x 1-10 Mot AT ll 605
1x 1-10 Mot Hv AA ll AA=2 I/33 (LW)

Available for Assembly:

1x 9-10 Pz XX 15
1x 2-10 Mot Hv AA lll AA=4 135 (LW)

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 8 Lt Arm XX HQ 132 Ar
1x 2-1-8 Lt Tank lll 32
1x 2-10 Mot Inf lll 8 B
1x 1-2-8 Mot Art lll 29 C
1x G.50 3F30/6
1x Z.506B 2B32-4/F/22
1x Z.1007b 3B52-5/22

Convert: 2x 1-6 Inf lll 1 Lib, 2 Lib (Col) and 1 Ital inf RP to:

1x 3-6 Inf XX 1 Lib (Col)

Convert: 2x 1-6 Inf lll 3 Lib, 4 Lib (Col) and 1 Ital inf RP to:

1x 3-6 Inf XX 2 Lib (Col)

Available for Assembly:

1x 5-8 Lt Arm XX 132 Ar

AUG II 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 8 Mot Inf XX HQ 102 Trn
1x 2-10 Mot Inf lll 7 B
2x 1-8 Mot Inf lll 61, 62
1x 1-8 Lt AA lll AA=2 4

Available for Assembly:

1x 5-8 Mot Inf XX 102 Trn

SEP I 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

1x 10 Pz XX HQ 21
1x 5-3-10 Pz lll 5
1x 3-10 Mot Inf lll 200
1x 3-4-8 Art lll 221
1x Me 109E 7F51/7
1 ARP

Available for Assembly:

1x 9-10 Pz XX 21

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 8 Lt Arm XX HQ 133 Lit
1x 2-1-8 Lt Tank lll 33
1x 2-10 Mot Inf lll 12 B
1x MC.200 3F41/8
4 ARPs

Withdraw:

1x CR.32bis 3F20/9

Available for Assembly:

1x 5-8 Lt Arm XX 133 Lit

EAST AFRICA:

East Africa Production:

1 ARP

SEP II 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

1x 2-10 Mot Inf lll SV 288
1x 1-10 Mot Hv AA ll AA=2 I/18 (LW)
1x 0-8 Cons lll Afr

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 8 Mot Inf XX HQ 101 Trs
1x 2-10 Mot Inf lll 9 B
2x 1-8 Mot Inf lll 65, 66

Available for Assembly:

1x 5-8 Mot Inf XX 101 Trs

OCT I 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

1x 10 Mot Inf XX HQ 90 Le
1x 3-10 Mot Inf lll 115
2x 2-10 Mot Inf lll 155, 361
1x 0-1-10 Mot Lt AA ll AA=1 617

Available for Assembly:

1x 8-10 Mot Inf XX 90 Le

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 10 Pve
2x 2-8 Inf lll 57, 58
1x 4-3-8 Art lll 2 A

Available for Assembly:

1x 5-8 Inf XX 10 Pve

EAST AFRICA:

Place in any Axis-owned cities and towns in Italian East Africa. Place at least 1 unit in each province in Italian East Africa. Place no more than 1 unit in a hex:

6x 1-6 Inf X 70, 85, 86, 91, 92, Asb (Col)

OCT II 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 52 Tor
1x 2-8 Inf lll 81
1x 1-8 Inf lll 82

Available for Assembly:

1x 4-8 Inf XX 52 Tor

NOV I 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

1x He 111H4 4B42-7/S/22
3x Ju 87B 2D34-1/8
1x Ju 87R 2D34-1/13
2x Ju 88A1 3B53-5/26
1x Me 110D 5HF54-2/12
2 ARPs

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 9 Pas
1x 2-8 Inf lll 79
1x 1-8 Inf lll 80
1x 1-6 Tank ll 3
1x Ju 87B 2D34-1/8
4 ARPs

Available for Assembly:

1x 4-8 Inf XX 9 Pas

EAST AFRICA:
Italian:

East Africa Production:

1 ARP

Convert: 1x Ca 133 to:

1x SM.79-1 2B31-5/22

NOV II 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 2-10 Mot Inf lll 10 B

Convert: 1x G.50 to:

1x G.50bis 3F30/10

DEC I 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

1x He 111H4 4B42-7/22
3x Ju 88A4 4B53-7/26
1x Me 109E 7F51/7

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 2-3-6 Art lll 24 C
1x 4 Pos AA AA=1

DEC II 40

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 1-6 Tank ll 5

JAN I 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

2x 4 Pos AA AA=1(LW)
1x Ju 87B 2D34-1/8
1x Me 109E 7F51/7
1x Me 110D 5HF54-2/12
4 ARPs

Convert: 1x Me 109E to:

1x Me 109F1 6F61/8

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 1-6 Tank ll 6
1x G.50 3F30/6
1x MC.200 3F41/8
5 ARPs

Convert: 1x CR.32bis to:

1x CR.42 3F30/9

Convert: 1x SM.81 to:

1x SM.79-2 2B33-2/V/20

Replacement Pool: Add:

1x 1-6 Tank ll 21

EAST AFRICA:
Italian:

East Africa Production:

1 ARP

Convert: 1x CR.32bis to:

1x CR.42 3F30/9

JAN II 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 2-1-8 Lt Tank lll 3

FEB II 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 2-3-8 Art lll 16 C

MAR I 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

4 ARPs

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 1-6 Hv AA ll AA=1 29
1x 4 Pos AA AA=1
1x MC.200 3F41/8
5 ARPs

Withdraw:

1x Ba 65 2B22-1/L/6

EAST AFRICA:
Italian:

East Africa Production:

1 ARP

APR I 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 0-6 Lt AA ll AA=1 36

Upgrade: 1x 2-1-8 Lt Tank lll 33 (2 arm RPs) to:

1x 4-3-8 Tank lll 133

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-6-8 Arm XX 133 Lit

Remove: When 7-6-8 Arm XX 133 Lit is assembled for the first time:

1x 5-8 Lt Arm XX 133 Lit

MAY I 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

3 ARPs

Withdraw:

2x Ju 87B 2D34-1/8
3x Ju 88A4 4B53-7/26
1x Me 109E 7F51/7

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 1-6 Hv AA ll AA=1 10
1x 0-6 Lt AA ll AA=1 11
5 ARPs

Convert: 1x SM.79-1 to:

1x SM.79-2 2B33-2/V/20

EAST AFRICA:
Italian:

East Africa Production:

1 ARP

JUN I 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Convert: 1x Me 109E to:

1x Me 109F1 6F61/8

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 3-4-6 Art lll 8 A
1x 1-6 Tank ll 4
1x 1-8 Aslt Eng ll 31 G

Tripolitania Garrison: Release:

1x 0-1-6* Inf lll 280 GaF

JUN II 41

JUL I 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

3 ARPs

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x BR.20M 3NB42-5/24
1x MC.200 3F41/8
6 ARPs

Convert: 1x CR.42 to:

1x CR.42AS 3F31/8

EAST AFRICA:
Italian:

East Africa Production:

1 ARP

JUL II 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 4-3-6 Tank lll 132

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-6-8 Arm XX 132 Ar

Remove: When 7-6-8 Arm XX 132 Ar is assembled for the first time:

1x 5-8 Lt Arm XX 132 Ar

SEP I 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

2 ARPs

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x MC.200 3F41/8
6 ARPs

Convert: 1x G.50 to:

1x G.50bis 3F30/10

EAST AFRICA:
Italian:

East Africa Production:

1 ARP

OCT I 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 1-6 Tank ll 52

Convert: 1x MC.200 to:

1x MC.202 6F61/10

NOV I 41

MED/NORTH AFRICA:
German:

Available in Europe:

2 ARPs

Convert: 1x Me 109E to:

1x Me 109F1 6F61/8

Italian:

Available in Europe:

1x 0-1-6 Marine ll III/SM
1x SM.84 3B33-4/V/20
6 ARPs

Convert: 1x MC.200 to:

1x MC.202 6F61/10

EAST AFRICA:
Italian:

East Africa Production:

1 ARP

Axis Production Chart

Use in place of the Axis Production Chart in the Wavell’s War Orders of Battle booklet.

Axis Replacements Chart

The Axis Replacements Chart lists the replacement points and steps of attack supply the various forces receive. Players receive replacement points and steps of attack supply during their initial phases on the I turn of each month.

Turn

Med/NA

EA

Supply

Ital Inf

Ital Arm

Ger Inf

Ger Arm

Ital Col Inf

Jul-Dec 40

2

1

.5

.5

1

.5

Jan-Jun 41

3

1

1

1

1.5

0

Jul-Dec 41

2

1

1

.5

.5

.5


Abbreviations:

Additional Italian Abbreviations

Italian Regular Forces (Ground Forces):

CCRR Carabinieri Reali [Royal Carabiniers]
Pas Pasubio [region in Dolomite mountains, World War I battle site]
Pve Piave [Italian river, World War I battle site]
SM San Marco [St. Mark]
Tor Torino [Turin, Italian city]

Italian Regular Forces (Regio Aeronautica):
Z.1007b Z.1007bis

Camicie Nere, Black Shirts (CCNN):
Mar Marine [Marine]

Additional Italian Breakdowns/Assemblies

5-8 Inf XX - 10 Pve

1x 8 Inf XX HQ
2x 2-8 Inf lll

or

2x 2-8* Inf lll

4-8 Inf XX - 9 Pas, 52 Tor

1x 8 Inf XX HQ
1x 2-8 Inf lll
1x 1-8 Inf lll

or

1x 2-8* Inf lll
1x 1-8* Inf lll

Grande Fantasia Imperiale Scenario

Jul II 40-Dec II 41
Allied Order Of Battle

ALLIED INITIAL FORCES, JUL II 40

Initial Conditions
GENERAL:
MALTA:
MIDDLE EAST:
NEAR EAST:
EAST AFRICA:

Initial Forces

MALTA:
British:

Anywhere on Malta or Gozo:

1x 3-6* Inf X 1 M
1x 0-4 Cons X MC

Forming:

1x 2-6* Inf X 2 M

MIDDLE EAST:
British:

Place in any cities or towns in Egypt, but no more than one unit per hex in places outside the Delta:

1x 8* Inf XX HQ 4 (Ind)
1x 1-2-10* Mot SG X AA=1 7
1x 3-2-10 Arm X 4
1x 2-1-10 Lt Arm X 7 Lt
1x 2-8* Inf X 22
1x 2-8 Inf X 23
2x 2-8 Inf X 5, 11 (Ind)
2x 1-8 MG ll 1 Ch, 1 RNF
1x 1-8 Art ll 7
1x 5 Pos AA AA=1
1x 10 transport counter (1 RE)

Place in any cities in Palestine:

1x 8 Cav XX HQ 1
2x 2-8 Inf X 14, 16
2x 2-8 Inf X 16, 19 (Aus)
1x 2-8 Inf X 17 (Aus)
1x 2-8 Inf X 4 (NZ)
1x 2-1-8 Cav X 4
2x 1-8 Cav X 5, 6

Forming:

2x 8 Inf XX HQ 6, 7 (Aus)
1x 8 Inf XX HQ 2 (NZ)

Any airbases in Egypt or Palestine:

2x Blen 1 2B31-2/16
1x Bombay 1T21-2/15

2 Glad 3F3 0/8

1x Wellsly 1B21-2/L/20

Place in the Royal Navy Available Box:

1x 4 pt TF AA=1 RN (RN)

Available for Assembly:

1x 6-5-10* Lt Arm XX 7
1x 8-8 Inf XX 2 (NZ)
2x 7-8 Inf XX 6, 7 (Aus)
1x 6-8* Inf XX 4 (Ind)
1x 5-4-8 Cav XX 1

French:

Place in any cities or towns in the Delta:

1x 1-10 Mot Inf ll 1 M (FF)

Other Allies:

Forming:

1x 3-8* Mtn X Karp (Pol)
1x 1-8 Inf ll 11 (CS)

NEAR EAST:
British:

Habbaniya (22A:2828):

1x Audax 1A1 1/8

Near East Garrison, Habbaniya Box:

1x 0-1-4 Static ll 1 As (Col)

Near East Garrison, Shaibah Box:

1x 0-1-4 Static ll 2 As (Col)

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Place in the Royal Navy Available Box:

1x 2 pt TF AA=1 Force T (RN)

Kenya Subcommand:

Place in any cities or towns in Kenya, Uganda, or Tanganyika. Place any number of REs in cities but no more than 1 RE per town:

4x 2-6 Inf X 21 EA, 22 EA, 23 N, 24 GC (Col)
1x 0-1-4 Cons X EAC (Col)
1x 1-4* Trng X EAC (Col)
1x 0-4 RR Eng lll KUR (Col)
1x 10 transport counter (1 RE)

Place in any Allied-owned airbases in Kenya:

1x Audax 1A1 1/8
1x Mxd 1A21-1/13 (SAAF)

Somaliland Subcommand:

Place in Aden (WW5:0319):

1x 1-5 Static X Aden (Ind)
1x Blen 1 2B31-2/16

Place in Berbera (WW6:1102):

1x 0-1-4 Static ll Som (Col)

Place in any town in British Somaliland:

1x 0-1-8C Cav ll SCC (Col)

The Sudan Subcommand:

Place in any cities or towns in Angl0-Egyptian Sudan. Place any number of REs in cities but no more than 1 RE per town:

1x 1-2-8 Inf X 21
1x 1-6 Inf X EC (Col)
1x 0-4 RR Eng lll SRD (Col)
2x 0-1-10 Mot MG ll 1 MMG, 2 MMG (Col)
1x 1-8 Inf ll FB (Col)
1x 0-1-8 Cav ll WArC Col)
1x 0-1-4 Trng ll 10 (Col)

Place in any Allied-owned airbases in the Sudan:

1x Wellsly 1B21-2/L/20

Other Allies:

Place in any town in Belgian Congo:

1x 1-8 Inf X 1 Col (Bel)

MIDDLE EAST or EAST AFRICA:
British:

Anti-Shipping Holding Box:

1x Sunder 1 3B42-1/SF/30

ALLIED REINFORCEMENTS

Allied Conditional Reinforcements
ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:
South African Armored Car Replacements

Any one turn from Oct I 41, if a 1-10 Recon ll [any] (SA) is in any Eastern Command replacement pool:

Arrive:

1 armor RP

MIDDLE EAST and NEAR EAST:
British:
Iraqi Coup Reaction Forces

If an Iraqi coup occurs in the period from Jan I 41 to Jun I 41, some forces may have accelerated arrivals. In the following section, “Coup Turn [#] or [Date]” describes when the unit arrives or appears. “Coup Turn [#]” counts turns from the occurrence of the coup. For example, if the coup occurred on Apr I 41, then Coup Turn 1 is April I 41, Coup Turn 2 is Apr II 41, etc. “[Date]” is the historical turn for the reinforcements.

The forces listed for a “Coup Turn [#] or [Date]” appear or arrive on the earlier of the two turns.

Coup Turn 2 or Jul I 41
NEAR EAST:

Arrive:

1x 8* Inf XX HQ 10 (Ind)
1x 1-8 Inf X 20 (Ind)

Available for Assembly:

1x 6-8* Inf XX 10 (Ind)

Coup Turn 3 (but not before Apr II 41) or Jun I 41
MIDDLE EAST:

Convert: 1x 2-1-8 Cav X 4 and 1x 10 transport counter (1 RE) to:

1x 2-1-10* Mot Inf X Hab

Coup Turn 3 or Jul I 41
NEAR EAST:

Arrive:

1x 2-8 Inf X 21 (Ind)
2 steps of attack supply
5 SMPs

Coup Turn 5 or Aug I 41
NEAR EAST:

Arrive:

2x 2-8 Inf X 24, 25 (Ind)

Coup Turn 6 or Jul I 41
NEAR EAST:

Arrive:

1x 1-8 Inf X 17 (Ind)

MIDDLE EAST:
British:
Axis Reaches the Suez Canal

If the Axis broke into Egypt and threatened to capture the Suez Canal ports, the British planned to establish a new base at Aqaba and continue the fight from there. Accordingly, in any Allied initial phase starting from Sep I 41, if there are any Axis units in general supply within 7 hexes of any port on the Suez Canal, the following reinforcement is triggered, arriving three turns after it is triggered.

Arrive:

1x 0-2-6 Hv AA X AA=4MNBDO 2 (RM)

French:
Forces from the Levant

If the Allies conquer the Levant, French forces will appear there. In the following section, “Conquest Turn [#]” describes when the reinforcement activity occurs. “Conquest Turn [#]” counts turns from when the Allied conquest takes place. For example, if the Allies conquer the Levant on Jul I 41, then Conquest Turn 1 is Jul I 41, Conquest Turn 2 is Jul II 41, etc.

Conquest Turn 2

Levant: Forming:

1x 2-8* Inf X 2 FL (FF)
1x 1-2-6 Inf X 3 FL (FF)

Conquest Turn 19

Levant: Full:

1x 2-8* Inf X 2 FL (FF)

Transfer to Levant Garrison:
1x 2-8* Inf X 2 FL (FF)

Conquest Turn 21

Levant: Full:

1x 1-2-6 Inf X 3 FL (FF)

Release from Levant Garrison:

1x 2-8* Inf X 2 FL (FF)

Transfer to Levant Garrison:

1x 1-2-6 Inf X 3 FL (FF)

EAST AFRICA:
British:
East Africa ARPs

If any combat air operations occurred in East Africa during an air cycle, then 1 British ARP appears in East Africa at the start of the next air cycle. (This ARP is in addition to any that may arrive from other sources.)

East Africa Reorganization

The following reorganizations may occur if there are any Indian Army units in the Allied replacement pools.

Reorganize: 1x 1-5 Static X Aden (Ind) to:

1 inf RP (Ind)
>Note: When reorganized per above, place 1x 1-5 Static X Aden (Ind) in the replacement pool. It may subsequently be replaced using Indian Army or ISF inf RPs.

Reorganize: 1x 1-6 Inf X Som (Col) to:

1 inf RP (Ind)
Note: When reorganized per above, place 1x 1-6 Inf X Som (Col) in the replacement pool. It may subsequently be replaced using Colonial or ISF inf RPs.

Turkana Tribesmen (Optional)

See Rule 39E2. In any Allied initial phase in which the Allied player has 1 resource point at Lodwar (WW8:0805), he may announce he is arming the Turkana. Expend the resource point and receive the following unit.

Place in Lodwar (WW8:0805):

1x Guerrilla/1-6 Lt Inf [X] Trk (Col)

Other Allied:
Gideon Force (Optional)

Sees Rule 38E1 and 39E1. On the “I” turn of each month in which Haile Selassie (the Ethiopian capital marker) is in play, the Allied player receives one guerrilla unit and, for each such unit received, one dummy guerrilla unit (if any are available). Deploy these units in any hex in Ethiopia or the Sudan that is: a) not occupied by an enemy unit, b) not in an enemy AGZOC, C) not adjacent to an Allied non-guerrilla unit, and d) within 6 hexes of the Ethiopian capital marker. If no such hex is available, the reinforcements are forfeited.

Guerrillas available for deployment:

2x Guerrilla/0-1-6 Lt Inf [X] OC 1, OC 2 (Eth)
2x Dummy Guerrilla units

Allied Regular Reinforcements

JUL II 40

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Arrive:

2x 6* Inf XX HQ 11 Af, 12 Af (Col)

Available for Assembly:

2x 6-6* Inf XX 11 Af, 12 Af (Col)

AUG I 40

MALTA:
British:

Full:

1x 2-6* Inf X 2 M

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Arrive:

1x 2-8* Inf X 1 (SA)

Convert: 1x 0-1-4 Static ll Som (Col) to:

1x 1-6 Inf X Som (Col)
Note: The 1-6 unit is backprinted on the 0-1-6 unit.

Special: Once 2x 2-8* Inf X 1, 2 (SA) and 1x 1-8* Inf X 5 (SA) are in the same command, Reorganize these units to:

1x 8* Inf XX HQ 1 (SA)
2x 2-8 Inf X 1, 2 (SA)
1x 1-8 Inf X 5 (SA)

Available for Assembly:

1x 6-8* Inf XX 1 (SA)

SEP I 40

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 5 (Ind)
1x 2-8 Inf X 6 (NZ)
2x 2-8 Inf X 9, 10 (Ind)
1x 10 transport counter (1 RE)
1x Blen 4 3B31-2/23
2 ARPs

Arrive: Forming:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 9 (Aus)

Convert: 1x 8* Inf XX HQ 4 (Ind) to:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 4 (Ind)

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-8 Inf XX 9 (Aus)
2x 7-8 Inf XX 4, 5 (Ind)

Remove: When 1x 7-8 Inf XX 4 (Ind) is assembled for the first time:

1x 6-8* Inf XX 4 (Ind)

OCT I 40

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 2-1-6 Tank ll 7 RT
1 armor RP

Convert: 1x 8 Cav XX HQ 1 and 1x 1-8 Art ll 7 to:

1x 3-2-8 Art X W

Convert: 1x 1-2-8 Inf X 21 to:

1x 2-8 Inf X 29 (Ind)

Available for Assembly:

Remove: When 1x 8 Cav XX HQ 1 is converted per above instructions:

1x 5-4-8 Cav XX 1

OCT II 40

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Place in any city or town in Kenya:

1x 1-6 Inf X 25 EA (Col)

Arrive:

1x 2-8* Inf X 2 (SA)

NOV I 40

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Place in any city or town in Egypt, Palestine, or the Sudan:

1x 0-1-4 Cons X 66 RPC (Col)

Arrive:

1x 2-8 Inf X 7 (Ind)
1x 0-1-8 Hv AA ll AA=2 51
1x Hurri 1 5F51/8
1x Well 1C 3NB41-6/28
3 ARPs

Upgrade: 1x 2-1-10 Lt Arm X 7 Lt (1 arm RP) to:

1x 3-2-10 Arm X 7

Transfer to Malta:

1x 1-8 MG ll 1 Ch

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-10* Arm XX 7

Remove: When 1x 7-10* Arm XX 7 is assembled for the first time:

1x 6-5-10* Lt Arm XX 7

French:

Arrive:

1x 1-6 Inf X FFL (FF)

MIDDLE EAST:
Other Allies:

Full:

1x 1-8 Inf ll 11 (CS)

NOV II 40

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 1-10* Mot SG X AA=1 2
2x 3-2-10 Arm X 1, 3
2x 2-8 Inf X 20, 21 (Aus)

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-6-10* Arm XX 2

DEC I 40

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Full:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 6 (Aus)

French:

Convert: 1x 1-6 Inf X FFL (FF) to:

1x 2-1-8 Inf X Orient (FF)

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Place in Nairobi (WW4:0414):

1x 1-6 Inf X 27 NR (Col)

The Sudan Subcommand:

Forming:

1x 1-2-6 Inf X 1 SDF (Col)

Arrive:

1x 1-8* Inf X 5 (SA)
1x 1-10 Recon ll 1 (SA)
2 steps of attack supply
10 SMPs
1 armor RP

Replacement Pool: Add:

1x 1-10 Recon ll 1 EA (Col)

Other Allied:

Place in Port Sudan (WW13:0423):

1x 0-1-5 Inf [ll] 1/2 (Eth)

JAN I 41

MALTA:
British:

Arrive:

1x 0-1-8 Hv AA ll AA=2 10

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 44 HC
3x 2-8 Inf X 131, 132, 133
1x 2-8 Inf X 18 (Aus)
1x 3-8 Art X 13
1x 1-0-6 Tank ll 4 RT
1x 1-8 Art ll 68
1x 1-8 AT ll 65
4 ARPs

Convert: 1x 0-1-10 Mot MG ll 1 MMG (Col) to:

1x 0-1-10* Mot MG ll 1 MMG (Col)
Note: The supported unit is backprinted on the unsupported unit.

Convert: 1x 0-1-10 Mot MG ll 2 MMG (Col) to:

1x 0-1-10* Mot MG ll 2 MMG (Col)
Note: The supported unit is backprinted on the unsupported unit.

Convert: 1x Blen 1 to:

1x Blen 4 3B31-2/23

Withdraw:

1x Wellsly 1B21-2/L/20

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-8 Inf XX 44 HC

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Place in any city or town in Kenya:

1x 1-6 Inf X 26 EA (Col)

Arrive:

1x Mxd F 3F30/6 (SAAF)
1x Mxd S 1T21-2/S/16(SAAF)

FEB I 41

MALTA:
British:

Arrive from any Eastern Command:

1x 1-8 MG ll 1 Ch

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

2x 2-8 Inf X 24, 26 (Aus)
1x 0-4 Cons X 44 RPC (Col)

Full:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 2 (NZ)
1x 8 Inf XX HQ 9 (Aus)

Convert: 1x 2-8* Inf X 22 to:

1x 3-8 Inf X 22 G

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Arrive:

1x 0-1-6 Cons X SAEC (SA)

Other Allies:

Place in Khartoum (WW15:0402) or Port Sudan (WW13:0423):

1x 0-1-5 Inf [ll] 3/4 (Eth)

MAR I 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Place in any Allied-owned city in Egypt, Palestine, the Sudan, Kenya, or Aden:

1x 0-8 Marine Cmdo ll ME

Arrive:

1x 1-10* Mot SG X AA=1 8
2x 3-2-8 Arm X 23, 24
1x 1-10* Mot Inf X 3 (Ind)
1x 1-8 Marine Cmdo X Layf
1x 3-8 Inf X 5 (NZ)
1x 1-6 Inf X 25 (Aus)
1x 0-2-6 Hv AA X AA=4 MNBDO 1 (RM)
1x 0-8 Lt AA ll AA=1 57
4 ARPs

Full:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 7 (Aus)

Convert: 1x 1-6 Inf X 25 (Aus) to:

1x 2-8 Inf X 25 (Aus)

Convert: 1x Glad to:

1x Hurri 1 5F51/8

Convert: 1x Mxd F (SAAF) to:

1x Hurri 1 5F51/8 (SAAF)

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-6-8* Arm XX 8

MIDDLE EAST:
Other Allies:

Full:

1x 3-8* Mtn X Karp (Pol)

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Place in Khartoum (WW15:0402):

1x 0-4 Cons X 46 RPC (Col)

Place in any city or town in Kenya:

1x 1-6 Inf X 28 EA (Col)

APR I 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 51 High
1x 3-8 Inf X 153
2x 2-8 Inf X 152, 154
1x 2-8 Eng X 1 (Aus)

Available for Assembly:

1x 8-8 Inf XX 51 High

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Convert: 1x 8* Inf XX HQ 1 (SA) to:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 1 (SA)

Convert: 1x 1-8 Inf X 5 (SA) and 1x 0-1-6 Cons X SAEC (SA) to:

1x 2-8 Inf X 5 (SA)

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-8 Inf XX 1 (SA)

Remove: When 1x 7-8 Inf XX 1 (SA) is assembled for the first time:

1x 6-8* Inf XX 1 (SA)

APR II 41

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Arrive:

1 armor RP

Upgrade: 1x 1-0-6 Tank ll 4 RT (1 arm RP) to:

1x 2-1-6 Tank ll 4 RT

Withdraw:

1x 0-4 Cons X 6/8 (Ind)

MAY I 41

MALTA:
British:

Arrive:

1x Hurri 2 5F51/9

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Place in any city or town in Egypt, Palestine, or Kenya:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 70

Arrive:

1x 4-3-8 Art X 4
1x 0-8 Lt AA ll AA=1 37
1x 0-8 Hv AA ll AA=1 2 (Aus)
1x Hurri 2 5F51/9
1x P-40C 5F51/13 (SAAF)
5 ARPs

Convert: 1x Blen 1 to:

1x A-22 3A32-1/19

Convert: 1x Blen 1 to:

1x Blen 4 3B31-2/23

Convert: 1x Mxd (SAAF) to:

1x A-22 3A32-1/19 (SAAF)

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-8 Inf XX 70

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Place in any city or town in Kenya:

1x 1-6 Inf X 29 EA (Col)

Arrive:

1x 0-1-6 Cons X 2 SAEC (SA)

MAY II 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:

French:

Convert: 1x 2-1-8 Inf X Orient (FF) and 1x 1-10 Mot Inf ll 1 M (FF) to:

1x 3-8* Inf X 1 FL (FF)

JUN I 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 1-8 Art ll 1 (Aus)
1x 0-1-8 Hv AA ll AA=2 68

If no Iraqi Coup (see “Iraqi Coup Reaction Forces” in the conditional reinforcements): Convert: 1x 2-1-8 Cav X 4 and 1x 10 transport counter (1 RE) to:

1x 2-1-10* Mot Inf X Hab

Replacement Pool: Remove:

1x 1-8 Marine Cmdo X Layf
1x 3-2-8 Art X W
1x 0-1-4 Cons X 43 RPC (Col)

JUN II 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 50 Nth
1x 6-4-6 Tank X 1 T
1x 2-8 Inf X 150

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-8 Inf XX 50 Nth

Other Allies:

Forming:

1x 3-8* Mtn X 1 (Gk)
1x 0-1-8 Inf ll Gd (Yugo)

JUL I 41

MALTA:
British:

Arrive:

1x 0-1-8 Hv AA ll AA=2 4

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 2-1-10* Lt Arm X 252 (Ind)
1x 2-8 Inf X 151
2x 2-8 Inf X 3, 6 (SA)
1x 1-8 MG ll 2 Ch
1x Hurri 1 5F51/8 (RAAF)
1x Well 1C 3NB41-6/28
5 ARPs

If no Iraqi Coup (see “Iraqi Coup Reaction Forces” in the conditional reinforcements): Arrive:

1x 8* Inf XX HQ 10 (Ind)
1x 2-8 Inf X 21 (Ind)
2x 1-8 Inf X 17, 20 (Ind)

Convert: 1x Glad to:

1x Hurri 1 5F51/8

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-8 Inf XX 2 (SA)

If no Iraqi Coup (see “Iraqi Coup Reaction Forces” in the conditional reinforcements):

1x 6-8* Inf XX 10 (Ind)

Remove: When 1x 7-8 Inf XX 2 (SA) is assembled for the first time:

1x 6-8* Inf XX 2 (SA)

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Place in any city or town in Kenya:

1x 1-6 Inf X 30 EA (Col)

Arrive:

1 inf RP (ISF)

1x Hart 1A11/8 (SAAF)

JUL II 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 2-8 Inf X 69
1x 2-8 Inf X 18 (Ind)

AUG I 41

MALTA:
British:

Arrive:

2 inf RPs

Upgrade: 1x 1-8 MG ll 1 Ch (2 inf RPs) to:

1x 3-6* Inf X 3 M

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 8* Inf XX HQ 8 (Ind)
1x 2-8 Inf X 161
1x 2-8 Inf X 19 (Ind)
1x 5 Pos AA AA=1
2 steps of attack supply
5 SMPs

If no Iraqi Coup (see “Iraqi Coup Reaction Forces” in the conditional reinforcements): Arrive:

2x 2-8 Inf X 24, 25 (Ind)

Convert: 1x 2-1-10* Mot Inf X Hab to:

1x 2-1-10* Lt Arm X 9

Convert: 1x 1-10 Recon ll 1 (SA) to:

1x 1-10 Recon ll 6 (SA)

Convert: 1x 1-8 Art ll 68 to:

1x 3-8 Art X 10

Convert: 1x Hurri 1 to:

1x Hurri 1 5NF51/8

Available for Assembly:

1x 6-8* Inf XX 8 (Ind)

MIDDLE EAST:
British:

Middle East Garrison: Arrive:

1x 0-1-6 RR Eng X MEF (Emp)

AUG II 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 8 Inf XX HQ 2 (SA)
1x 2-8 Inf X 4 (SA)

Available for Assembly:

1x 6-8* Inf XX 2 (SA)

SEP I 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Place in any city or town in Egypt, Palestine, or the Sudan:

1x 0-1-4 Cons X 61 RPC (Col)

Arrive:

1x 0-8 Lt AA ll AA=1 27
1x Hurri 2C 5F52/9
1x P-40C 5F51/13
7 ARPs

Convert: 1x 3-2-10 Arm X 3 and 2x 2-1-6 Tank ll 4 RT, 7 RT to:

1x 6-4-6 Tank X 32 T
1x 1-10 Recon ll 1 DG

Convert: 1x 0-1-8 Hv AA ll (AA=2) 68 to:

1x 0-2-8 Hv AA X AA=4 4

Withdraw:

1x 0-2-6 Hv AA X AA=4 MNBDO 1 (RM)

NEAR EAST:
British:

Arrive:

1x 1-pt river flotilla AA=1 PAIC (RN)

OCT I 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 3-2-10 Arm X 22
1x 1-2-8 Eng X 8
1x 1-10 Recon ll 4 (SA)
1x 0-8 Lt AA ll AA=1 1
1x 5 Pos AA AA=1
1x Hurri 2C 5F52/9

EAST AFRICA:
British:

Arrive:

1 inf RP (ISF)

NOV I 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Special: Appear in any Allied-owned unisolated city:

1x 1-8 Inf X 38 (Ind)

Arrive:

1x 8* Inf XX HQ 6 (Ind)
1x 2-8 Inf X 27 (Ind)
1x 1-8 Inf X 26 (Ind)
1x 1-6 Inf X Indr (ISF)
1x 3-8 Art X 30
1x Bftr 1C 6HF51/S/21
1x Hurri 2C 5F52/9
1x Well 2 4NB4 1-6/36
9 ARPs

Special: Convert: 1x 2-1-10* Lt Arm X 9 to: Forming:

1x 4-3-8 Arm X 9
Note: 3 arm RPs must be spent to activate this unit at full strength.

Convert: 1x 0-1-8 Hv AA ll (AA=2) 51 to:

1x 0-2-8 Hv AA X AA=4 12

Convert: 1x Hurri 1 (SAAF) to:

1x Hurri 2 5F51/9 (SAAF)

Withdraw:

1x Blen 4 3B31-2/23

Special: Withdraw 1x 0-8 Marine Cmdo ll ME and receive the Allied raiding ability. If 1x 0-8 Marine Cmdo ll ME is in the replacement pool, remove it from the pool but do not receive the Allied raiding ability in the timeframe of this scenario.

Available for Assembly:

1x 6-8* Inf XX 6 (Ind)

MIDDLE EAST or EAST AFRICA:
British:

Anti-Shipping Holding Box: Arrive

1x Blen 4 3B31-2/S/23

MIDDLE EAST:
British:

Middle East Garrison: Arrive:

1x 1-6 Trng X MEF (NZ)

DEC I 41

ANY EASTERN COMMAND:
British:

Arrive:

1x 1-10* Mot SG X AA=1 1
1x 3-2-10 Arm X 2
1x 0-4 Cons X 55 RPC (Col)
1x 1-8 AT ll 95

Special: Convert: 1x 1-8 Cav X 6 to: Forming

1x 4-3-8 Arm X 8
Note: 3 arm RPs must be spent to activate this unit at full strength.

Convert: 1x 2-8 Inf X 161 and 1x 1-8 Inf X 38 (Ind) to:

1x 2-8 Inf X 161 (Ind)
2 inf RPs (Ind)

Available for Assembly:

1x 7-6-10* Arm XX 1

Allied Production Chart

Use the Allied Production Chart in the Wavell’s War Orders of Battle booklet.


Grande Fantasia Imperiale Scenario

Jul II 40-Dec II 41
Neutrals Order Of Battle
French Somaliland
French Somaliland (Côte française des Somalis, "French Coast of Somalis")

Use the War in the Desert Neutrals Order of Battle for the neutrals in this scenario, together with the Wavell’s War Neutrals Order of Battle for French Somaliland (Vichy France, East Africa), Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Use the Dec I 40 initial forces and conditions for the scenario’s Jul II 40 initial forces and conditions, and only receive regular reinforcements for these neutrals from Dec I 40. (Receive any replacements per the OBs and production charts.)


Part 1: Introduction   Part 2: Rules   Part 3: Orders of Battles   Part 4: Final Notes