#410525_01v Galatas - Attack & Counterattack - North Africa 1941
#410525_01v Galatas - Attack & CounterattackBy David Freer
2 - 0 - 0
|First Side:||Axis (NA41)|
|Second Side:||Allied (NA41)|
Galatas, Western Crete, Greece: May 25th, 1941. (Scenario Size: Division Head to Head or German Human vs Allied AI. This scenario uses variable objective victory points) Oberst Richard Heidrich's 3rd Fallschirmjaeger Regiment had been held within Prison Valley for five days. The heavy casualties of the 20th May as well as the aggressive Allied defense had stymied Heidrich's attempts to push towards Canae. By the morning of May 25th, the Sturm Regiment, now half its original size as well as the newly arrived Gebirgsjaeger were ready to try and clear the stubborn Allied defenses on the hills before Galatas. After extensive softening up from the Luftwaffe, the New Zealand defenses were stretched to the limit and Galatas was lost by early evening. The towns capture was to be short lived though, with an Allied night counterattack surprising the German defenders. Little was ultimately achieved with the decision to pull back the defenders late on the 26th.