#410616_03v Fort Capuzzo - North Africa 1941
#410616_03v Fort CapuzzoBy David Freer
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Fort Capuzzo, Egyptian - Libyan Border: June 16th, 1941. (Scenario Size: Regiment. Head to Head or Human vs AI for either side. This scenario uses variable objective victory points) The fall of Fort Capuzzo was the major Allied achievement on June 15th. It represented a breaking of the German Stuetzpunkt (fortified positions) and opened the opportunity to attack Bardia or beyond. With a Matilda II heavy force, the British tankers had a distinct advantage over the 8th Panzer Regiment that had attacked piecemeal for most of the previous afternoon. It was the panzers sacrifices that had prevented the British advancing further. Overnight Rommel ordered a full regimental assault to clear the fort, knowing the risk the entrenched Allied forces were to both Sollum and his besieged forces at Halfaya Pass. The local forces from 15th Panzer Division were going to have to dislodge the British defenders.