Operation Tombola was a British SAS-led mission to carry out a series of harrassing raids behind enemy lines in the Reggio Emilia region, at the top of the Italian “boot”. The operation was put together by Major Roy Farrar, who was not allowed to go on the actual mission, although he was allowed to accompany the SAS on the aircraft as they were airdropped. During the airdrop, he “accidentally” fell out of the aircraft, although he happened to have a parachute on, and was able to lead his troops in the field.
The attacks included an assault on the German Gebirgs (mountain corps) headquarters in an attempt to decapitate their regional high command. Notably, a Scottish piper was part of the assaulting force, so that the friendlies could identify which side they were fighting on, as well as to confuse the Germans into thinking that a main Allied force was attacking rather than a raiding party.
This battlepack adds 56 cards to your Warfighter WWII Mediterranean game, including new Airborne SAS Soldiers, German Alpine Hostiles, Missions, Objectives, Location, Landing Zone, and Enemy Lines cards. This expansion offers 56 cards including:
4 SAS Player Soldiers
3 SAS Non-Player Soldiers
3 SAS Squad Soldiers
4 Landing Zone
9 Enemy Lines
6 Weapons and Gear (including Bagpipes)
17 German Alpine Hostiles