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How Closely Did Afrika Korps simulate the actual campaign conditions?

Not very well at all, but good enough for a board game. The impact of Malta is reflected in-game as the difficulty of the Germans getting reinforcements and resupply as the game goes on. (I'd get the ...
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How did the Greek campaign affect Afrika Korps?

Your base assumption concerning the relationship of the Commonwealth Expeditionary Force to Greece is incorrect. That force comprised three fully (or nearly so) re-equipped units: 6th Australian ...
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Was I unlucky or outplayed in Afrika Korps?

I agree with Pieter, you were both unlucky and outplayed. You were outplayed in that Chuck knew he had a chance (no matter how slim) to destroy the entire DAK in one fell swoop early in the war. If ...
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Are the Germans' winning chances in Afrika Korps concentrated in 1941?

To quote from John Lockwood's excellent article Afrika Korps Theory (Avalon Hill GENERAL, Sep/Oct 1980, Vol. 17 #3): Once November [1941] rolls around, most British players breathe a big sigh of ...
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Was I unlucky or outplayed in Afrika Korps?

You were unlucky to run into sudden death. But Chuck knew what he was doing when he offered you the proposition. The key to the game is that Britain receives reinforcements in November, 1941 for ...
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Does relieving the "volatility" of supply rolls make Afrika Korps better for the Germans?

You narrowly avoided a massive hoodwink. The game runs in fortnightly turns from March '41 through October '42, a total of 20 months and 40 turns. By the Supply Rules, the German supply expectation ...
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