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#411119_01v Surprise at Bir el-Gubi - North Africa 1941

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#411119_01v Surprise at Bir el-Gubi

By Rick Bancroft
Allied (NA41) 1 - 3 - 1 Axis (NA41)
Rating: 8.1 (7)
Games Played: 5
SM: 1
Turns: 15
Type: Stock
First Side: Allied (NA41)
Second Side: Axis (NA41)
Bir el-Gubi, south of Tobruk: November 19th, 1941. (Scenario Size: Division-. Head to Head or British Human vs AI. This scenario uses variable objective victory points) The British 8th Army launched Operation Crusader on November 18th, hoping to draw the German Afrika Korps into battle with their concentrated armor. Rommel, focused on his attack on Tobruk scheduled in the near future, believed the move was a feint to draw his units away from the Tobruk. He ignored the British Commonwealth movements. As a result, the British changed their plan and sent their armor brigades in different directions. The 22nd Armored Brigade Group was sent west to defeat the Italians holding Bir el-Gubi, threatening their western flank as they pushed toward Tobruk. This led to a clash in the desert, with the British having little infantry and artillery support against the Italian Ariete division. The British forces are inexperienced and new to the desert, while the Italians have implemented some reforms in reaction to their earlier disasters in the desert.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Geier's ProfileGeier Well Balanced 7
Fhil's ProfileFhil Well Balanced 8
Steel God's ProfileSteel God Moderately Pro Allied (NA41) 6
Partizanka's ProfilePartizanka Moderately Pro Allied (NA41) 7
5 Leichte Div's Profile5 Leichte Div Well Balanced 8
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis (NA41) Bioman's Profile Bioman vs. LordDeadwood LordDeadwood's Profile Allied (NA41) Draw 5 5
Allied (NA41) 5 Leichte Div's Profile 5 Leichte Div vs. fastphil fastphil's Profile Axis (NA41) Draw 5 5
Allied (NA41) Steel God's Profile Steel God vs. Partizanka Partizanka's Profile Axis (NA41) Allied (NA41) Minor Victory 9 3
Axis (NA41) Fhil's Profile Fhil vs. Outlaw Josey Wales Outlaw Josey Wales's Profile Allied (NA41) Axis (NA41) Minor Victory 9 3
Axis (NA41) Geier's Profile Geier vs. Green Green's Profile Allied (NA41) Draw 5 5
Fhil
First Sergeant
Fhil Frid Apr 24, 2020 1:34 pm
Very entertaining scenario with a lot of tanks on both sides. High replayability.
Steel God
General
Steel God Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:25 pm
The Brits have but 1 company of infantry and a Platoon of Engineers to deal with a host of Italian infantry. British tanks can barely spot the Italian troops and ATG let alone disrupt them and assault them effectively. The only saving grace is that you can secure a Minor Victory with even 1 VP objective.
5 Leichte Div
Corporal
5 Leichte Div Frid May 06, 2022 9:18 am
Italians are dug in. The British must dig them out - by overruns. Not quite so easily done if the Italians can reinforce the critical positions in good time.
5 Leichte Div
Corporal
5 Leichte Div Frid May 06, 2022 9:21 am
5 Leichte DivItalians are dug in. The British must dig them out - by overruns. Not quite so easily done if the Italians can reinforce the critical positions in good time.

This was a ver.4.0 game
LordDeadwood
Private 1st Class
LordDeadwood Tue May 24, 2022 9:15 pm
Enjoyable tank slug-fest. Allies really have to push hard to get more than the one objective.