#401209_03av Tummar Camp - 7th RTR Rides Again - North Africa 1941
#401209_03av Tummar Camp - 7th RTR Rides AgainBy David Freer
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|First Side:||Allied (NA41)|
|Second Side:||Axis (NA41)|
Tummar Camp, Egypt: December 9th, 1940. (Scenario Size: Brigade+. Allied Human vs Axis AI. This scenario uses variable objective victory points) By 10.30am Nibeiwa camp had fallen, victim to both surprise and the effectiveness of the British Matilda tanks. It had been planned that the uncommitted 5th Indian Infantry Brigade clear the Tummar camps as soon as the Matilda's of 7th Royal Tank Regiment could move up to support the brigade. Delays stemming from losing 6 tanks to mines after Nibeiwa resulted in the British armour not being available till 2pm in the afternoon. Once again, the tanks (now reduced to 23 vehicles) attacked from the north west, utilizing poorly protected access roads into the camps, while 5th Brigade attacked from the south and south west. The fighting at Tummar was to be more protracted than Nibeiwa, but inevitably the poorly prepared Italians were forced to withdraw.