#410402_01 Blooding 5th Royal Tank Regiment - North Africa 1941
#410402_01 Blooding 5th Royal Tank RegimentBy David Freer
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|First Side:||Axis (NA41)|
|Second Side:||Allied (NA41)|
Near Agedabia, Libya: April 2nd, 1941. (Scenario Size: Company. Recommended for both Head to Head or Human vs AI) With the retreat from Mersa Brega, the British considered trying to hold at Agedabia, the next habitation up the Via Balbia. It was soon apparent that this was not viable as the German forces started to flank the town and it was decided to continue to withdraw north east towards Antelat. C Squadron of the 5th Royal Tank Regiment was tasked with covering the highway while the Royal Horse Artillery departed and were to engage in the first serious Anglo-German tank action since the fall of France in May 1940.Though well concealed and hull down on high ground, the German attack came from the west, forcing the British to squint into the setting sun. Though a short and sharp engagement, both sides were to discover how evenly matched their armoured vehicles were.