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#410331_01 Mersa el Brega - Enter Rommel (Demo) - PzB Demo

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#410331_01 Mersa el Brega - Enter Rommel (Demo)

By David Freer
Germany 1 - 2 - 6 British
Rating: 7.29 (9)
Games Played: 9
SM: 1
Turns: 16
Type: Stock
First Side: Germany
Second Side: British
Mersa el Brega, Western Cyrenaica, Libya: March 31st, 1941. (Scenario Size: Brigade. Head to Head or German Human vs Allied AI) Reports of the German forces landing in Tripoli preceded their appearance on the front lines near Aghéila. Both sides had significant impediments. The German forces were struggling to acclimatise; insufficient filtering impacted the worthiness of vehicle engines while the troops were struggling to cope with the extremes of temperature in the desert. The British had stripped forces in Cyrenaica, with the current demands of the campaign in Greece and the need to pull back the remaining tanks to the Nile valley for refit after Operation Compass. Mersa el Brega was a logical position to defend. The extensive salt flats were impassable to all vehicles and the sands of the Sahara were barely fifteen kilometres to the south, preventing any grandiose flanking manoeuvres. The British 2nd Armoured Division's Support group held the forward positions built around the Tower Hamlets Regiment. Made up of toughs from the East End the Hamlets were to prove a difficult opponent for the advancing Germans.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Moderately Pro British 9
Mr Grumpy's ProfileMr Grumpy Moderately Pro British 9
5 Leichte Div's Profile5 Leichte Div Well Balanced 9
XLVIII Pz. Korp's ProfileXLVIII Pz. Korp Well Balanced 8
5 Leichte Div's Profile5 Leichte Div Moderately Pro British 9
Mr Grumpy
Mr Grumpy Frid May 26, 2017 6:09 pm
My German opponent was a little too cautious in his advance forward and so ran out of time before he managed to capture many objectives.
Mr Grumpy
Mr Grumpy Frid May 26, 2017 6:14 pm
My opponent was too timid in defence and I was able to take 75 vp on two locations on the last two turns which changed the result to a minor victory from a minor loss.
5 Leichte Div
5 Leichte Div Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:31 am
A good one - Ger. must decide to risk a ruthless advance to distant objectives with minimal forces - and hope ...
Lieutenant General
XLVIII Pz. Korp Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:07 pm
A challenging situation for the Axis who must hustle while weighing risk against distant and scattered objectives.
5 Leichte Div
5 Leichte Div Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:25 pm
pro brit - but ok
Warrant Officer
Geier Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Very hard for germans to win. Must take several objectives in limited time with Brits in good positions. Many maneuver opportunities for both sides with recon forces. Enjoyable scenario
NikolaiB Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:50 pm
Kuwaymal al Min is surprisingly well defended. I don't think an infantry battalion is enough to take it. So, armor must be committed. Then, is it even worth it for a 25 hex vp?