#411201_01v DAK attacks the Tobruk Corridor - North Africa 1941
#411201_01v DAK attacks the Tobruk CorridorBy Rick Bancroft
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|First Side:||Axis (NA41)|
|Second Side:||Allied (NA41)|
Belhamed, east of Tobruk: December 1st, 1941. (Scenario Size: Corps. Axis Human vs AI or Head to Head. This scenario uses variable objective victory points). After a week and a half of fighting and maneuvering, both sides were exhausted and losses were very high. The Axis forces have spent the last few days recapturing Sidi Rezegh, severely punishing one brigade of the New Zealand division in the process. The second NZ brigade in the area is massed around Belhamed, forming a corridor to the Tobruk garrison that had broken out to Belhamed. The DAK has formed a partial ring around the NZ troops, and Rommel has issued orders to cut the corridor and form a cauldron around the remaining troops of the New Zealand division and destroy them. However, the Germans are barely capable of mounting an attack. For example, the newly named 90. Leichte Afrika-Division can only contribute an ad hoc formation of infantry made up of freed POWs from multiple units, and 21. Panzer-Division has just 15 tanks in action on this day. Meanwhile, the British army has rebuilt some of its armoured forces, with a significant numeric advantage over the combined Axis tank count, but their commanders are cautious after the sever handling they suffered early in the battle. The NZ division has been ordered to keep the corridor to Tobruk open at all costs, but its strength is ebbing. A fairly fresh South African brigade is nearby but has no armoured support. The end result was the DAK cut the corridor but the New Zealand forces were able to escape with limited losses, leaving the Axis too weak for further heavy combat and pulling out of their siege lines after a few more days of maneuvering.
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