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#410411_01v Tobruk - Good Friday - North Africa 1941

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#410411_01v Tobruk - Good Friday

By David Freer
Axis (NA41) 1 - 0 - 2 Allied (NA41)
Rating: 5.83 (3)
Games Played: 3
SM: 1
Turns: 10
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis (NA41)
Second Side: Allied (NA41)
Tobruk, Eastern Cyrenaica, Libya: April 11th, 1941. (Scenario Size: Regiment. Head to Head or German Human vs Allied AI. This scenario uses variable objective victory points) Despite the death of General von Prittwitz the previous day, Rommel continued to believe that Tobruk just required German resolve to force capitulation. Personally, reconnoitering around the Port's defenses, Rommel decide to attack near the El Adem road. With no reconnaissance he ordered MG-Bataillon 2 and the under-strength Panzer-Regiment 5 to push forward and advance up the road to Tobruk. With no maps of the Allied defenses and the skillful camouflage of the Australian positions, the German forces stumbled onto the defenders and paid a heavy price. The AT trench that ran the length of the front line was to prevent the panzers breaking into the defenses and they ultimately left the German infantry in an unenviable position.
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ComradeP's ProfileComradeP Totally Pro Axis (NA41) 7
Chris Merchant's ProfileChris Merchant Moderately Pro Axis (NA41) 6
Fhil's ProfileFhil Well Balanced 7
ComradeP
Corporal
ComradeP Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:36 am
Though I won the first game as the Allies, that was due to my opponent not being aware the Go On Foot mechanic allows infantry units to assault across AT ditches.

The Australians don't have the men to hold their frontline bunkers and the VP's awarded by the first bunker line are quite generous for the Germans.

Though the result of the assaults still depends on chance, the objectives you need to take as the Germans are very close to their starting position unlike in some Kursk scenarios like Gertsovka where taking positions is more difficult.

Potential balance measures could be moving some objectives to the second bunker line, and Australian T releases by company/battalion.

It's a good tutorial for learning how to take fortified positions with solid hard attack support from vehicles.
Chris Merchant
Private 1st Class
Chris Merchant Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:45 pm
Probably best played as axis vs ai, or if PBEM, mirror the game. Good study of attacking bunkers and then some cat and mouse tank hunting. Don't forget to go on foot to attack across the ditches!!