#410121_02v Tobruk - 16th Brigade Leads Again - North Africa 1941
#410121_02v Tobruk - 16th Brigade Leads AgainBy David Freer
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|First Side:||Allied (NA41)|
|Second Side:||Axis (NA41)|
Tobruk, Libya: January 21st, 1941. (Scenario Size: Brigade. Head to Head but recommended for Allied Human vs Axis AI. This scenario uses variable objective victory points) The experience of Bardia had created a new-found respect for the Italian artillerymen. The Italians guns had inflicted the heaviest losses on the attacking Australians and in many cases the gun crews had stuck by their guns even when under infantry assault. As at Bardia, the Australian 16th Brigade was to lead the initial assault. Unlike Bardia, a battalion (2/2nd) was tasked to clear the Italian gun line behind the fortifications. It would have to do this unaided as both 2/1st and 2/3rd Battalions were to clear the fortifications to the right and the left respectively, of the initial breach. The 7th Royal Tank Regiment was again in support but it's numbers had dwindled and it would struggle to support the three divergent thrusts of 16th Brigade.