Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox Scenarios, Player Comments on Balance
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This is the last and final geeklist installment listing all the official scenarios by expansion, for Fantasy Flight Games' Tide of Iron. Each geeklist is composed of the scenarios included in a specific Tide of Iron Product.

The geeklist covers the scenarios on Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox Expansion. It should be used by geeks to comment on scenario balance, possible fixes for imbalanced scenarios, and as a forum for comments on each scenario. Hopefully, over time, this geeklist (and the others) will be a solid resource for Tide of Iron players when attempting to select a scenario to play.

The other geeklists can be found here:

Tide of Iron Basic Scenarios
Tide of Iron Normany Expansion
Tide of Iron Designer Series Vol. I

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1. Board Game: Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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Hellfire Pass

Description. As part of Operation Battleaxe, the British attempted to relieve the siege of Tobruk, by advancing the 4th Royal Tank Regiment and 2nd Cameron Highlanders on what they thought was undefended Halfaya Pass. On June 14, 1941, after stumbling into a minefield, British tanks were introduced to the German 88mm gun. The bloody encounter resulted in a new name for the pass: Hellfire.

Objective. The British immediately win if they control both hexes containing the German Flak 36 AT Guns. The Germans win if the British are unable to fulfill their objective by the end of round 6.

Boards. 6

Rounds. 6

Notes. Various reinforcements for the British including 4 tanks and 10 squads.
 
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2. Board Game: Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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Rescue Mission

Description. On November 8, 1942, 556 American paratroopers landed in Oran, Algeria. Most forces landed off-course and were subsequently captured. Deep behind enemy lines, a British force attempts a daring rescue.

Objective. If the British control the hex containing the objective marker at the end of a round, it is removed from the board. Once the objective marker is removed from the board, the British player may control the American squad as if it were a unit belonging to Division 1. The British immediately win if they exit the American squad off the board from the blue shaded hex.

The Germans immediately win if the American Officer is killed or if the British player is unable to fulfill his objective by the end of round 5.

Boards. 4

Rounds. 5

Notes. The Brits have only 1 tank, and it is subject to the "Fuel Shortages" Operations card.
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3. Board Game: Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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Operation Crusader

Description. By November of 1941, the British had heavily reinforced their 8th Army and launched attacks with their new Crusader tanks. Confusing, see-saw armor battles rages between the 7th Armored Division ("Desert Rats") and Rommel's Panzergruppe Afrika. Although badly battered, the British attacks forced Rommel to abandon his siege of Tobruk and retreat.

Objective. The nation with the most victory points at the end of round 8 wins.

Each nation receives 2 VPs for each enemy tank destroyed. The nation with the most tanks on the board that are not heavily damaged at the end of turn 8 receives 3 victory points.

Boards. 9

Rounds. 8

Notes. Starts off with 4 tanks per side. Lots of tanks and reinforcements for both sides in subsequent rounds.
 
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4. Board Game: Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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Fall of Tobruk

Description. After failing to capture Tobruk in 1941, Erwin Rommel's German Afrika Korps tried again in 1942. In May and June the reinforced German forces, now named Panzer Army Afrika, broke through the British Gazala line defenses and captured this key Libyan port. Rommel was promoted to Field Marshal and moved his army into Egypt, towards El Alamein.

Objective. The Germans immediately win if they control the victory hex on map 21B at the end of a game round and have moved two or more tanks off the board from any of the blue shaded hexes. The British win if the Germans are unable to fulfill their objective by the end of round 8.

Boards. 9

Rounds. 8

Notes. British have concealed squads. The Germans receive a lot of reinforcements in subsequent turns. British are in entrenched positions with barbed wire and minefields.
 
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5. Board Game: Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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Valley of Death

Description. After the success of Operation Torch in November of 1942, Allied forces energetically pursued the Axis forces that had begun retreating into Tunisia. Although progress was extremely slow, the Allies slowly gained vital ground in their advance towards victory in Africa.

Objective. At the end of each game round, if a British or American unit is in a hex containing an objective marker, remove the marker from teh board. The Allies win if all three objective markers are removed from teh board by the end of round 6. The Germans win if the Allies are unable to fulfill their objective by the end of round 6.

Boards. 9

Rounds. 6

Notes. Germans set up first. Allies have various specialists. 3 tanks and some other vehicles.
 
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6. Board Game: Tide of Iron: Days of the Fox [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
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Assault on Kidney Ridge

Description. The second battle of El Alamein in October and November of 1942 was a slugfest that slowly ground down Erwin Rommel's German Panzer Army Afrika (which included his original Afrika Korps). But the price paid for victory by the attacking British 8th Army was huge. The second assault on Kidney Ridge on October 30th, a key Axis defensive position near the coast, was typical of the ferocious fighting.

Objective. The British immediately win if they control the victory hex on map 17A at the end of a round and have moved four or more tanks off the blue hex on map 14A. The Germans win if the British are unable to fulfill their objective by the end of Round 7.

Boards. 8

Rounds. 7

Notes. LOTS of Allied Specialists (7). Four concealed German squads. Both sides receive reinforcements, but the British receive the most.
 
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