Tunisia II

Tunisia II

Published: 2016
Category: Wargame, World War II
Mechanics: Dice Rolling, Hex-and-Counter, Simulation
Rating: 8.6

1 - 2
Players

120 - 3000
Minutes

0+
Age

Description
Tunisia II is an Operational Combat Series (OCS) game from Multi-Man Publishing covering the campaign in Northwest Africa from November 1942 through May 1943.

This new edition is similar to the original 1995 Tunisia game from The Gamer's, but features a revised order of battle, modified rules, and new maps. The tempo of play is just outstanding, beginning with just a few units in play. Over the next few months both sides rapidly reinforce the theater. The build-up culminates with Rommel’s offensive at Kasserine and tension over the variable entry of Montgomery’s 8th Army. This climax is followed by the slow destruction of Axis forces in North Africa.

The upgrade of this game involved a handful of important decisions. A straight reprint was out of the question, since the original was designed back when the OCS v2 rulebook was fairly new. In Tunisia II we standardize how the game should be played with the latest series rules, and also have updated it to “fit” better with newer OCS games. So units and rules have been changed to conform to games also set in 1942-43: DAK II, Case Blue, and Sicily II. Recent work on Beyond the Rhine is also factored in.

Game Scale:
Turn: 1/2 week
Hex: 5 miles / 8 Km
Units: Company to Brigade

Game Inventory:
Two 22 x 34" full-color mapsheets
Three dual-side printed countersheets (2 combat, 1 markers - 840 1/2" counters - includes replacement counters for Beyond the Rhine [16] and Korea: The Forgotten War [4])
One 56-page OCS Series Rules v4.2 rules booklet
One 24-page Tunisia II specific rules booklet
Two 4-sided OCS v4.2 Charts & Tables booklets
Two Player Aid unit arrival cards
Two 6-sided dice

Complexity: Medium
Solitaire Suitability: Medium
Players: 1 or more
Playing Time: 2-50 Hours