Only after years of research and analysis by both military and civilian historian, do we now realize the significance of the battles fought in North Africa during late 1942 and spring 1943. German and Italian forces intent on marching across North Africa and capturing the oil rich resources of the Middle East so necessary to their war machine, were opposed by the combined forces of British, American and former Vichy and free French armies.
Operation Torch’s relatively easy landings in Algeria gave Allied leaders hope that driving the Axis armies east to Tunis would be only a matter of time. However, Axis Generals Rommel “the desert fox” and Von Arnim quickly erased any Allied expectation of an easy victory. A long list of famous battles, El Alamein, Sidi Bou Zid, Kasserine Pass and the Mareth Line created a steady ebb and flow of battle for territories gained and lost for both sides. Allied leadership, with now famous names like Patton and Montgomery, combined with strong logistical support eventually drove the Axis forces east denying them access to the Middle East.
This series will highlight the Tunisia arena with revised flight models for the fighters involved. Players will have to fly the good, the bad and the ugly to win. Mainly a fighter vs fighter event but those players so inclined to fly bombers or drive ground vehicles will have the opportunity to effect the outcome of the series by attacking important operational targets.
TThis event features the Tusian Arena in the S3 Arena at 8:30PM Eastern/5:30 PM Pacific. Five frames in the schedule. Available squads and their Squad roles