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#411121_04 Tobruk Breakout - North Africa 1941

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#411121_04 Tobruk Breakout

By Rick Bancroft
Allied (NA41) 0 - 1 - 3 Axis (NA41)
Rating: 8.5 (4)
Games Played: 4
SM: 1
Turns: 18
Type: Stock
First Side: Allied (NA41)
Second Side: Axis (NA41)
Tobruk, Libya, November 21st, 1941. (Scenario Size: Brigade. Commonwealth Human vs Axis AI, or HTH). After the 8th Army misread the results of the fighting on the previous day as resulting in the DAK retreating, orders were issued to the Tobruk garrison to begin their planned breakout. The plan was to push to Ed Duda and meet up with the XXX Corps relief forces moving from Sidi Rezegh. The garrison committed most of their artillery and all of their tanks to the effort, outside of a diversionary attack at the other end of the fortress perimeter. Unknown to the British forces, some German troops had taken over positions in the front line just prior to Crusader beginning, in preparation for the planned Axis offensive to finally take Tobruk. Also, minefields were much more extensive than was known, leading to tank losses and constricted advances when the assault started. This led to very difficult fighting on both sides, with crippling losses to some of the Axis forces involved. Although Ed Duda was not reached, the bulge opened by this attack was literally a thorn in the Axis flank, tying down large German and Italian forces in static positions to contain it to prevent a push to Ed Duda, and crippling half of the Bologna division.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Geier's ProfileGeier Slightly Pro Axis (NA41) 7
Beerweasel's ProfileBeerweasel Well Balanced 5
Barbarrossa.'s ProfileBarbarrossa. Well Balanced 6
LordDeadwood's ProfileLordDeadwood Well Balanced 7
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis (NA41) LordDeadwood's Profile LordDeadwood vs. Riku Riku's Profile Allied (NA41) Axis (NA41) Minor Victory 9 3
Axis (NA41) Beerweasel's Profile Beerweasel vs. Barbarrossa. Barbarrossa.'s Profile Allied (NA41) Draw 5 5
Axis (NA41) Geier's Profile Geier vs. panther421 panther421's Profile Allied (NA41) Axis (NA41) Major Victory 12 2
Axis (NA41) ComradeP's Profile ComradeP vs. Landser34 Landser34's Profile Allied (NA41) Axis (NA41) Major Victory 12 2
Warrant Officer
Geier Wed May 01, 2019 3:28 am
Axis forces well dug in. Allies need to stay concentrated to overwhelm Axis defenders.
Barbarrossa. Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:02 pm
German bunkers hard to take
Private 1st Class
LordDeadwood Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:46 pm
Tough go for the Allies against well entrenched Axis positions. Axis player has little to do, as all units are fixed until spotted.