#410121_03v Compass Tobruk - 19th Brigade - North Africa 1941
#410121_03v Compass Tobruk - 19th BrigadeBy David Freer
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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) 16th Australian Brigade had done its job and breached the Tobruk outer defenses. While it rolled up the Italian posts, 19th Brigade advanced into the interior of the fortress with the aim of destroying the Italian artillery, headquarters and rear echelon. Each of its battalions were given a prominent objective. 2/8th Battalion was to take Fort Pilastrino where the Italian Corp headquarters was believed to be housed, 2/4th was to capture Fort Solaro and clear El Gubbi airfield and the 2/11th was to push to the harbour, clearing Fort Marcucci and the secondary airfield nearby. It was hoped that resistance would be light, so it was a shock to the Australians when 2/8th Battalion stumbled onto the Italian echeloned defenses.