CAMPAIGN FOR NORTH
From: Web grognards;
- submitted by John Kula (email@example.com)
on behalf of the Strategy Gaming Societ (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/~sgs),
- originally collected by Andrew
CAMPAIGN FOR NORTH AFRICA; ADDENDA:As
of September 1979
A BRIEF NOTE
To believe that a game of the breadth
and extent of CNA would not have any mistakes was to have the faith of the fanatically
insane. We would like to make a pitch here for initiative: if you find something
that is obviously wrong, instead of putting the game aside and waiting three
months for the answer to your question, please try to resolve it yourself. After
all, these games were not delivered on mountain tops writ on fiery tablets...the
designer simply made up everything you have read (except the hardware.) And
if he can do it, so can you. Try it. And now to the business at hand.
- Map "D": Hexside 2228/2328
should have an escarpment.
[4.43a)] (important omission) The
following items were left out of the schedule:
- [3.0] (clarification) Please note that the definition of Pinned is wrong when
it refers to air bombardment, especially when it refers to placing units in
reserve status. See Section 41.9 for the definition of Pinned vis a vis air
- [3.36] (clarification) Remember, this refers to HQ that have absolutely no
combat values. HQ with combat values in parentheses may defend, as per 15.17.
- [3.4] (clarification of definition of Units with Parenthesized Strengths)
Parenthesized strengths are used only if the unit is attacked while alone in
a hex, or with other units having only parenthesized strengths.
- [4.3] (note) There are no loose sheets of paper for charts.
- [4.4b] (addition) The Range for the Z506 is 110.
|| 42d RTR (1 Army); T: 4M
||WD: 32nd Army Tank Bde(2);
in 76/2 there is a reference to 2/68; ignore it. Refer instead to the
newly added 64/2 WD.
- [4.44a] (important omission)
The Fuel Consumption rating of the Gladiator is "1".
- [4.44b] (important ommissions
and corrections) All of the following apply to the OA Charts, Reinforcement
Tables, etc. - i.e., OB information that has somehow been misprinted or
- The OA sheets for three
entire Italian Divisions - Sirte, Cirene and Marmarica - have been left
out. See below. If your are not planning on playing any scenario before
February 1941 you can ignore these divisions, as they were gone by then.
- The 1st Buffs and 1st Hampshires
(CW) start the campaign and Italian scenarios as part of (assigned to)
The Matruh Garrison.
- The arrival date for the
French Motor Marine Company is wrong: it should be "D".
- On the CW Air Characteristics
Chart, the Legend shows that "F" = Reconnaissance. That should
obviously be "R" = Reconaissance.
- The Italian Air Characteristics
chart lists an Re.2000. If I'm not mistaken, that plane appears in no
scenario or reinforcement track. That is probably correct, as the Re2000
saw little if any action in Africa, and we accidently left its characteristics
in the table.
- Under German Non-Divisional
Artillery, the 362 Artillery Battery should have an ID Code of "x"
(not "w", which is anti-tank equipment).
- [4.44c] (correction) The Bf.109E
should not have "D" capability. In addition, the Bf.110 as a fighter
has a Maneuver rating of 32 only when on Night missions. Otherwise its rating
- [4.46] (note) This is another
one of these long cases written with a 30-pound pen. Don't worry, it all
comes clear later.
- [4.47] (Axis Booklet) The Armor
Protection Rating for the A9 Cruiser is omitted on the Axis version of the
chart. It is correct on the Commonwealth version ("1"). Note:
The BAR for all standard-type units is given in Case 21.14 in the rulesbook.
- [4.49] (important ommission)
The CPA for the 7.62cm Pak(R) is "15";for the Marder, "25".
(important correction) The correct values for the German PzIIIE are 25 1
- 4 - 3 4/4 3 0 (reading across).
- [8.17] (correction) The % in
line three should be %150, not %50.
- [8.23] (correction) The reference
should be to 8.23, not 8.22.
- [8.37] (correction, Terrain
Effects Chart) The footnote (4) should be with Major City, not Swamp. (important
correction) Footnote (8) is correct, not the number "1" listed
on the chart. Tracks do not cost 1 CP; they simply halve the cost of the
terrain they're in.
- [8.71] (clarification) The
rail lines may be used by the Axis Player under Section 54.4. The latter
rules was added just as the game went to press; thus the seeming paradox.)
- [8.73] (additional rule) Units
travelling by railroad may not earn any re-organization points in the Stage
that they do so.
- [8.86] (important correction)
This is a mistake, and is directly opposite to what it should say. Such
reinforcements, etc., may move in the Stage of their arrival.
- [8.97] (clarification) It seems
a line was dropped here. What it means to say is that in the rule embodied
in the second sentence, a number of trucks may be detached to go along with
those detached units.
- [8.99] (note) This section
is as clear as a marble block. However, the information imparted is mostly
suggestion. We're pretty sure you know how to use markers.
- [9.16] (correction) The third
paragraph should be "c," not "a".
- [10.3] (clarification) This
Case does not apply to the non-Phasing player.
- [11.32] (correction) The "+"
in the third line should be a "x".
- [12.44] (important clarification)
The term "entire target unit" refers to the battalion-level equivalent
fired at. Thus, if a British Artillery unit fires at an infantry battalion
in a German division, and the result is a Pinned, only that battalion is
pinned - not the division. Artillery fire is never against the hex; it is
always against specific targets (usually battalion-equivalents.)
- [14.47] (important correction)
This case is wrong; some over-zealous developer decided to start changing
rules. SP guns use their Armor Protetion Ratings the same as any other armored
unit. However, if such SP Gun is barraging "Back," it may not
be used to absorb, nor is it affected by, Anti-Armor Fire.
- [14.48] (important addition)
A maximum of two TOE points of "halftrack-motorized" units may
be so lost in any given segment of Anti-Armor Fire, regardless of the situation.
- [15.25, Example] (correction)
In the third line it should be obvious that the other 4 Points are withheld.
- [15.26] (correction) The Case
reference in the 4th line should be to Cases 11.32 and 11.35.
- [15.27] (correction) While
the last sentence is essentially, correct, it is not complete, as the same
diceroll is also added (6+2=8) to determine retreats, surrenders, etc.
- [15.4] (correction) In the
fourth from last Iine note that the "...Close Assault Strength would
be reduced to one."
- [15.53] (correction) The words
"Brigade," now under the Adjustment column, should be under the
Smaller Side column.
- [15.55] (clarification) Well,
not really a clarification. I assume you don't understand what this means,
as I, the designer, do not. If you do understand it, fine. If not, just
- [15.56] (addition) If all defending
units in a hex are pinned and that hex is assaulted, the units defend with
a strength of "0". In addition, there is a two column shift to
the right (to account for the effects of 15.51).
- [15.79] (correction) Under
defender Losses, +4 differential, 10% line, the dice-roll should read 34-45.
- [15.88] (clarification) It
is important that this Case be understood vis a vis Case 6.26. If a unit
with a -17 cohesion level is assaulted, it surrenders automatically. If
the same unit had an Enemy unit move adjacent to it, it would not surrender;
however, a -26 unit would, in the latter instance. (Very subtle, these designers...)
- [16.11] (addition) Add to your
list of units which may be used for patrol: Italian L/6's, Commonwealth
Stuarts, and anyone's mechanized infantry (or Panzergrenadiers).
- [17.28] (clarification) This
means that it is possible for a unit to have a final Morale of +4.
- [17.3] (clarification) Yes,
I know that the Axis has Training Centers. However, they are used only to
train Replacement Points (Cf. Case 20.43), not actual units.
- [19.14, Example] (clarification)
The last line should read "...attached to one unit (NZ) and assigned
to another (7th Armrd)."
- [19.5] (important clarification)
Lord knows why but the whole idea behind all this confusion was never expressed
in simple words: Parent Units may exceed their normal, assigned unit levels
(19.3) by attaching (not assigning) smaller units above and beyond those
stated levels. The number and types of units that may be so attached are
given in this chart. These attached units are carried in addition to those
normally assigned (even though some of those normally-assigned units may
be somewhere else at that time!). Just follow the chart and keep track of
all these additional attachments on your TOE Log Sheets.
- [20.3] (correction) The last
item on this chart is the SGSU. Ignore that reference; SGSU's come in as
desired, as per 34.82. They do not require any Replacement Points.
- [20.62] (correction) Note,
in the example at the end of the Case, that the Axis Player would need 300
(not 350) tons.
- [20.66, Italian Production
Chart] (correction) The next to the last line of the explanations at the
bottom should refer to Italian M 11/39's, not 13/39's.
- [20.72] (important correction)
The first line should state that the CW must plan one month in advance (not
two). This will conform this Case with other rules and tables. Moreover,
the Production Tables are used for the Month/Turn in which the CW Player
plants his arrivals. (The Case now states the opposite, which is wrong.)
This, too, will conform the Case to the tables.
- [20.83] (correction) Ignore
the reference to 20.75.
- [21.12] (correction) In the
next to last line note that Italian M 13/40's have a BAR of IR, as listed
on the charts.
- [22.34] (correction) Ignore
the reference to 22.35.
- [22.8] (correction) The last
two sentences, concerning additions to the dierolls, on the Table explanation
are wrong. See Case 22.34 for the correct dieroll modifications.
- [23.11] (correction and clarification)
Engineers may use parenthesized strengths only if they are not stacked with
a Friendly combat unit. Also, Engineers may always enter Friendly-occupied,
- [24.15] (clarification) Case
24.12 is an exception to the last sentence.
- [24.72] (addition) Commonwealth
SGSU's and HQ's with Engineer capability may also construct Airfields and
- [25.15] (correction) Reference
should be to 22.34.
- [27.16] (clarification) LRDG's,
when returning, are formed as per Case 27.13. Also the dating system used
in the example is one that was originally used in testing, but was abandoned.
For July II substitute 55th, for August II substitute 59th.
- [27.36] (clarification) Desert
Raiders may use Reaction after any Spotting attempt.
- [27.88] (correction) Reference
should be to 27.32.
- [28.17] (correction) The number
"1" in line four should be "5".
- [29.1] (clarification) Again,
the old dating method. Just consider the Roman numerals to represent the
week in that month. Thus Spring runs from the 3rd week of March and ends
with the 2nd week of June.
- [29.61] (correction) This chart,
as some of you may have suspected, is completely backwards. The correct
seasonal sequence is noted in 29.1 (i.e. Spring is from the 4th week of
March to the end of the 3rd week of June, and so forth).
- [30.5] (correction) The reference
in the first paragraph should be to 56.0. Note Bene: This Case is a bit
screwed up, so read the following corrections carefully.
- [30.55] (clarification) While
the restriction about expending capability points is true, there is an exception:
A unit that has undergone barrage/bombardment may still be transferred.
- [30.57] (important correction)
The reference to 30.59 should be ignored. The rule is as follows: For every
Stacking Point transported in, reduce the Maximum Tonnage for that stage
by 10%. (SP's shipped out have no effect.) Thus, if 1 SP were shipped into
Tobruk, its maximum tonnage of supplies for that turn would be reduced by
10% to 1530 (1700-170). For ports with Air incoming capacity of more than
one SP, if they bring in at least 50% of their supply tonnage maximum, reduce
the SP level by at least 1/3. For ports with 1 SP maximum shipping in supplies
has no effect.
- [30.58] (correction) The reference
in line two should be to 55.2.
- [30.59] (clarification) There
is no 30.59 chart. That chart is now Case 55.3.
- [32.0] (very important note)
Please be warned. The abstract rules - all of them, everywhere in the game
- have never been tested. They should work, but they may not. It was never
intended to simplify the game, and thus these were put in as an afterthought,
to help those who might simply want a military playout. Moreover, having
read the abstracted rules, I find them twice as confusing as the "difficult"
ones. So much for simplification...
- [34.72] (clarification) This
is literally correct, but, for Players' benefit, not exactly true. The SGSU
does represent where the grounded planes are; they do not literally represent
the planes themselves.
- [35.23] (correction and clarification)
The section in the rulesbook is wrong; the chart book is right. British
initial squadron capacity is 12/4, not 15/5.
- [37.31] (correction) Planes
in facilities located in major cities may always fly any mission even if
there is an Enemy unit adjacent. Facilities in major cities are immune to
Enemy combat units moving adjacent.
- [39.11] (correction) See addenda
- [40.15] (correction) The last
number is wrong. It should be "12", as Bf109F's have a TacAir
- [40.27] (clarification) Note
that it is possible for a mission of planes to be intercepted, have air-to-air,
fly on, be attacked again with air-to-air, fly on, etc. The only requirements
is that each hex be different.
- [40.93] (correction) That 20C
should be "ZOC".
- [40.94] (clarification) There
is no effect on other Day missions.
- [41.31] (clarification) The
sentence at the end does not, of course, apply to fortification counters.
Units in fortifications with a "2" level, other than major cities,
may be bombed (with proper column adjustments, 1L).
- [41.35] (clarification) Round
all numbers upwards.
- [41.46] (correction) Both references
to 41.96 should be to 41.47.
- [41.5] (important correction)
The "Barrage Points" row has been screwed up: 7, 8, 9, 10 have
been placed over the same column. Each column should have only two numbers,
thus place 9, 10 in the next column, move the rest of the numbers one column
to the right, and the last column should read 21+ (not 1+). In addition,
Flak Suppression should read Flak Destruction.
- [41.65B] (clarification) Recon
planes may not be attacked (not "attracted") - and only recon
- [41.65G] (clarification) Note
that when the Axis Convoys are completed all shipments are considered landed.
- [41.67] (clarification) The
percentage loss is applied to each and every type of cargo listed. If the
Table says losses are 20%, each type of cargo loses 20%.
- [41.92] (clarification) The
explanation of voluntary combat is in 41.91/4.
- [42.46] (clarification) Fuel
may not be airdropped.
- [42.47] (addition) Units that
have been airdropped are considered to have used 5 CP's already.
- [42.53] (clarification) There
is a chart for this case, located in the CW Chart Booklet.
- [43.12] (clarification) The
German bombers referred to are He111's, Ju8SD's, and FW 220's'.
- [44.2] (note) This is a very,
confusing system. The most important thing to remember is that certain planes
will be used that are never used or available for any other part of the
game. These "new" planes are always based on a percentage of the
planes actually in play that have been placed in the Italy/Sicily boxes.
- [44.28, Example] (clarification)
The second two squadrons of Ju88A's, front the Malta Table, are planes that
are not available during the regular course of the game. Losses to these
planes are not considered.
- [44.5] (clarification) This
chart, used by the CW, is found in the Axis Booklet.
- [45.0] (clarification to procedure):
Yes, Figure B is missing some planes, but they are unnecessary te the example.
Also, the references to choosing pilots randomly (in the paragraphs below
the charts) is somewhat confusing; ignore them.
- [46.4] (correction) This chart
is wrong; the notes at the bottom of Case 46.3 are correct.
- [49.1] (addition) The Fuel
Consumption Rate for Trucks and Recce/AC units is "1".
- [49.13] (clarification) The
"Note" refers only to land units.
- [49.14] (clarification) Allhough
units have a Fuel Capacity, they are not, strictly speaking, limited by
it. They may always take fuel from a source (dump, truck, etc.) in the same
hex and may always move beyond their "fuel capacity" limits, if
they have expended the fuel points necssary to that movement segment.
- [49.4] (addition) Infantry-type
units in trucks (motorized) that have no fuel may not Close Assault unless
they get out of the trucks. Such units may defend at normal strengths, but
they are considered to have their non-motorized CPA. Mechanized units and
tank/AC/recce units may not Close Assault or Armour Assault without Fuel.
They defend at normal strencth. However, there will be a two-column adjustment
in favor of the attacker if the defending tank-type units have no fuel.
- [50.12] (important correction)
For a unit without ammunition to surrender, it must be assaulted (either
anti-armor or close). Simply being in an Enemy ZOC or barraged does not
cause the unit to surrender.
- [50.2] (addition) Infantry
units consume one Ammo point per TOE point used.
- [52.13] (important correction)
The case is wrong, the table is right. You must roll a "1" to
deplete a well. Also note that you may draw as much water as you call carry
in a major city or oasis.
- [54.17] (correction) The %
under -1 should be "0", under +7, "100"%.
- [55.11] (correction) Again,
the charts are right, the Case wrong. Follow the chart (55.3) when it comes
to what you want to ship in and out, not this case.
- [55.3] (clarification) It is
feasible that, in Game Turns where Axis Shipping Capacity is "G",
their ports won't be able to handle the total tonnage arriving, (even with
CW bombing). If that is the case, any excess over the usual limit may come
in at Tripoli.
- [56.25] (clarification) The
Axis Player may allocate his arriving tonnage to any OpStage within that
turn, unless it has already been so designated elsewhere.
- [56.29] (addition) Players
not wishing to be hamstrung by the mandated arrival rates on the Axis Convoy
Level Chart may choose to historically re-route them. He simply totals the
number of times each letter may be used (e.g. A=3x, G=2x, etc.) and choose
which letter he wishes for that month. He may use a given letter only the
number of times it appears. Moreover, no letter above B may be used twice
in succession. (It is suggested that the Italians use all B's until 1941.)
Experiment and try to formulate some agreeable rule so that the Axis doesn't
get everything at once.
- [56.31] (addition) Axis Coastal
Shipping moves four "Tripoli-Tunis" boxes per Stage.
- [59.2] (correction) The letters
Cp are the abbreviation for Corps. Also the letters TOE, used throughout
the rules, literally stand for Table of Organization and Equipment. Their
meaning, for the game, has been twisted somewhat, and it is not important.
- [59.45] (important notes) This
is a rule that should have been placed in bold letters. All trucks may be
loaded with whatever the player wants. Moreover, at the start of a scenario,
a Player may load his trucks with supplies above and beyond what is listed
as being available.
- [60.31] (clarification) Under
"Anywhere in Libya", the XXI Corps Artillery is listed twice.
- [60.32] (correction) The Italian
plane listed as 2501 should be Z501.
- [60.45] (important correction)
Only the first paragraph of this Case is correct. Ignore all the information
starting with "The following units are available..."
- [61.38] (correction) The unit
listed as ARTR should be 4RTR.
- [61.41] (addition) The German
Mobile Tank Recovery Squadron starts in Tripolitania.
- [62.31 and 63.31] (ommission)
Deploy the three CW Tank Delivery Squadrons in Cairo.
- [62.33] (correction) Those
142 Blenheim IV F's should be Blenheim IV's (not F's).
- [62.41 and 63.41] (omission)
Deploy the German Mobile Tank Recovery Squadron in Beghazi.
- [63.3] (correction) The Allies
should get two airfields, and Degheila gets only 1 SGSU.
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