This is the 1st of 3 missions in the Desert War – Allied Campaign. Relatively easy mission and the Challenge mode only removes navel and air support leaving you full supplies. Doctrine:
Infantry or Armored (personal choice) should be used for either the extra infantry or two tanks. Supports bonuses doesn’t make up for the lower firepower of the two AT-trucks compared to the others. Tips:
1. Save often on your 3-star run or at least before final position (short mission).
2. Sandstorm. Great for approaching positions when the visibility is low and prevent reinforcement flairs. They do damage vehicles, but you get a repair truck soon after the first one.
3. Patrols. There are a few small roaming patrols that will respawn to reinforcement flairs. Watch for the vehicle noise symbols.Objective 1
(and only) Capture Sidi Barrani and the outlying positions. Except for the town itself all positions will quickly retreat or surrender as soon as they take a small amount of losses.
I lost 11 infantry at the main battle along the road and got 3-stars near end of taking the town.