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#410410_01 Tobruk - Death of a General - North Africa 1941

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#410410_01 Tobruk - Death of a General

By David Freer
Axis (NA41) 1 - 0 - 3 Allied (NA41)
Rating: 7.03 (3)
Games Played: 4
SM: 1
Turns: 10
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis (NA41)
Second Side: Allied (NA41)
Tobruk, Eastern Cyrenaica, Libya: April 10th, 1941. (Scenario Size: Battalion. German Human vs Allied AI) In the ten days since the engagement at Mersa el Brega the Allies had been engaged and pushed back from Benghazi, Mechili and Derna. Retreating on Tobruk, the Australian 9th Division was ordered to hold the local defences and slow the Axis advance. The Italian defences were extensive but incomplete and had been breached during Operation Compass. The Australians had endeavoured to repair as much as possible in the week before April 10th. Rommel and his troops had little knowledge of the state of Tobruk and he ordered the newly arrived General von Prittwitz to drive towards the port and possibly capture it by coup de main. This lack of knowledge and reconnaissance was to see the German spearhead rebuffed on the first line of defences and to cost von Prittwitz his life, two days after arriving in North Africa.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Ricky B's ProfileRicky B Well Balanced 5
Al's ProfileAl Slightly Pro Allied (NA41) 7
Der Landser's ProfileDer Landser Moderately Pro Allied (NA41) 5
Ricky B
Lieutenant General
Ricky B Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:52 am
The final result relies on quite a bit of luck, but it is reasonably balanced considering the size.
1st Lieutenant
Al Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:46 pm
No time to do anything fancy - head straight down the road and try to take the two bunkers
Der Landser
Staff Sergeant
Der Landser Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:10 am
I split my forces in an attempt to get behind the Allied lines on the extreme northern and southern flanks. In retrospect, this was a bad decision. I should have concentrated my forces and chosen a single point as the Schwerpunkt.
"You know, fightin' in a basement offers a lot of difficulties. Number one being, you're fightin' in a basement!" - LT Aldo Raine