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0527_01: The Gazala Gallop Campaign - PzC 11 El Alamein '42

0527_01: The Gazala Gallop Campaign Image
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0527_01: The Gazala Gallop Campaign

By Saunders & Blackie
Axis 9 - 1 - 2 British
Rating: 6.62 (13)
Games Played: 12
SM: 7
Turns: 250
Type: Stock
First Side: Axis
Second Side: British
Gazala, May 27th 1942: After recapturing the Cyrenaica early in the year, Rommel and the Afrika Korps paused to catch its breath. Facing them, across a minefield stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the French stronghold at Bir Hacheim some 65km to the south, was the 8th Army led by the ever-tentative British commander, General Ritchie, a staff officer who had never commanded anything larger than a company in battle. Ritchie deployed his infantry in a number of defensive boxes along a static front line with an open left flank. This position, known as the Gazala Line, was backed with the only mobile formations, the armored divisions that represented his reserves. Everyone at 8th Army HQ expected Rommel to drive down the main road along the coast. So Rommel provided a diversion in that direction to keep the British command occupied while he lead the powerful Panzer divisions, and the best of the Italian mobile formations, around the end of the line into the British rear area. Dawn found the Axis forces "galloping" around the Gazala Line, slicing through the screening armoured car recon units Ritchie had deployed to cover his open flank. This would be a battle where the British led 8th Army was once again out maneuvered. The position Rommel placed the Africa Korps in was very tenuous for a number of days, however, due to the poorly coordinated British counterattacks, Rommel was able to turn a bad situation into one of the greatest victories in his career. [Size, large]
Player Voting Stats
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Indragnir's ProfileIndragnir Slightly Pro Axis 7
Wolf Petr's ProfileWolf Petr Moderately Pro Axis 7
Esher's ProfileEsher Well Balanced 6
RedMike's ProfileRedMike Well Balanced 9
Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Slightly Pro Axis 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis Pat the wolf's Profile Pat the wolf vs. LoboBlanco LoboBlanco's Profile British Axis Major Victory 126 14
Axis Rev Rico's Profile Rev Rico vs. Fhil Fhil's Profile British Axis Major Victory 126 14
Axis timshin42's Profile timshin42 vs. Mike Bowen Mike Bowen's Profile British Axis Major Loss 14 126
Axis Indragnir's Profile Indragnir vs. Trester Trester's Profile British Axis Major Victory 126 14
Axis bdtj1815's Profile bdtj1815 vs. Blitz Shadow Player Blitz Shadow Player's Profile British Axis Major Loss 14 126
El Adem supply source is quite determining (too haigh value) in the result of the game.
Blitz Shadow Player
Needs to be rebalanced to help the Allies. Some supply problems for the Axis need to be put in. Or higher victory levels for the Axis.