#410103_03v Uadi el-Muatered - 2/6th Battalion - North Africa 1941
#410103_03v Uadi el-Muatered - 2/6th BattalionBy David Freer
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Bardia, Libya: January 3rd, 1941. (Scenario Size: Battalion. Head to Head but recommended for Allied Human vs Axis AI. This scenario uses variable objective victory points) While the major attack on Bardia was launched by 16th Brigade, 17th Brigade's initial involvement was a diversionary attack by 2/6th Battalion on the southern flank of the fortress. Colonel Godfrey was ordered to pin the Italians in the area and prevent them moving forces north to face the primary attack. Godfrey liberally interpreted his orders to mean clearing the Italian southern defenses, when the divisional intent had been to only take a defensive post or two. Godfrey's far ranging attack was generally successful, but 2/6th took the heaviest casualties of any Australian battalion in the battle.