Central Med SEOW Mini-Campaign Oct 1, 2018 23:34:21 GMT
Post by kopfdorfer on Oct 1, 2018 23:34:21 GMT
I am taking the plunge and running a small SEOW Campaign ( 1 Calendar Day , 6 Missions).
Our aim is to introduce some pilots and commanders to the SEOW dynamic campaign system ;
if all goes well , we will follow up with future campaigns.
Alpha has graciously permitted us to share information here.
Historical Setting : March 1942
Rommel's Deutsch Afrika Korps is surrounding Tobruk. Pushed back in late 1941 from the
border of Egypt , the DAK is gathering its strength for another offensive. The offensive is dependent upon
supplies crossing the Mediterranean by merchant ship , and every convoy is harrassed and weakened by attacks from
submarines , torpedo boats , and above all , aircraft based on Malta.
In response Field Marshall Kesselring assaults Malta from the air on a daily basis using aircraft based on Siciilian airfields.
In addition , the islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa are activated as Regia Aeronautica airbases. The mandate of these
aircraft is to ensure the safe passage of Rommel's supplies.
Unfortunately for the Axis , the supply of Pantelleria and Lampedusa is also dependent upon merchant shipping.
The Axis has gathered all available merchant ships to resupply Pantelleria and Lampedusa along the coast of Sicily.
They set out for the islands today.
Malta Command has taken note of the gathering of ships along the Sicilian Coast.