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Panzer Grenadier: South Africa's War

Panzer Grenadier: South Africa's War

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The Union of South Africa entered World War II with some reluctance - three days of debate raged before Great War hero Jan C. Smuts split the ruling Union Party to force a declaration of war. South African forces fought in the conquest of Italian East Africa, and in the campaigns in Egypt and Libya.

South Africa's War is a supplement to the Panzer Grenadier series, focused on the battles of South African forces in Somaliland, Ethiopia, Egypt and Libya between 1940 and 1942. Two South African divisions saw action during these campaigns, seeing some of the war's fiercest actions at the Juba crossings, Gazala, Operation Crusader and of course Tobruk. And in the vanguard of the Allied armored advances rolled the justly-famed South African armored car regiments.

South Africa's War includes 88 die-cut and mounted playing pieces. All of them represent South African forces: tanks, armored cars, infantry, machine gun, mortar, anti-tank, artillery and of course leaders.
(used by g2 with the permission of Avalanche Press from the AP website)

South Africa's War is not a stand-alone title. It requires ownership of Desert Rats and Afrika Korps to play all of the scenarios included.

Avalanche Press is known for its high quality, easy to learn war games with quality maps and counters. Whether you are a Grognard or new to war games, you will appreciate the amount of effort that this company puts into its game.

  • Time: 30 minutes to many hours depending on scenario
  • Players: 2
  • Map Scale: n/a
  • Unit Scale: platoons
  • Counters: 88 2/3 inch
  • Maps: none included
  • Rules: 20 scenarios
  • Difficulty: 2 of 5 stars
  • Solitaire Play: Excellent

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