0531_01: The Destruction of the 150th Brigade - PzC 11 El Alamein '42
0531_01: The Destruction of the 150th BrigadeBy Saunders & Blackie
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The Encircled 150th Brigade at Sida Muftah, May 31st 1942: By the morning of the May 31st, Brig Gen Hayton, in command of the 150th Brigade of the 50th Infantry Division, knew he was in grave danger of losing his entire command. He withdrew his southernmost battalion into the main box defensive position, where, supported by some tanks from the 44th Royal Tank Regt. and some additional artillery assets, he continued to interdict Rommel's supply line. It was "do or die" time for the Afrika Korps with Rommel declaring, "The 150th Brigade must be evicted!" Meanwhile, 40 km to the east, 8th Army HQ was slow to respond to the growing crisis, then it reacted with a number of uncoordinated efforts to breakthrough to the beleaguered defenders. [Size, medium] *Designers Note: The area marked as impassible, at the north end of the map is occupied with units that were not available for the action that is the subject of this scenario.