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#07 - Operation Brevity (15-16 May 1941) - PzC 04 Tobruk '41

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#07 - Operation Brevity (15-16 May 1941)

By Wig Graves
British 25 - 16 - 2 Axis
Rating: 7.1 (41)
Games Played: 43
SM: 1
Turns: 16
Type: Stock
First Side: British
Second Side: Axis
Libyan/Egyptian Frontier, 15 May 1941: The German Army of 1941 had virtually no experience with defensive warfare, there were ten offensive tactical problems solved at the service schools for each defensive one. So when the Afrika Korps found itself defending along the Libyan/Egyptian frontier, it is not surprising that they chose a combat method that continued to stress their offensive capability. A series of strongpoints were built backed up by a reserve force that was to counterattack at the first opportunity. The British provided the first test of these arrangements when they launched their first attempt to relieve Tobruk. The plan for Operation Brevity was based on a model that would be used time and again, an armored component to defeat the enemy armor, and an infantry component to defeat the frontier strongpoints. In the end, the Germans proved the superiority of their combined arms tactics, specifically the use of anti-tank guns to protect their armor, and the British were driven back across the frontier.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Volcano Man's ProfileVolcano Man Well Balanced 9
Breakthrough's ProfileBreakthrough Well Balanced 6
Cshurts's ProfileCshurts Moderately Pro Axis 7
Jarrel's ProfileJarrel Slightly Pro Axis 7
Volcano Man's ProfileVolcano Man Well Balanced 9
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
British Partizanka's Profile Partizanka vs. Steel God Steel God's Profile Axis Draw 10 10
Axis The_General's Profile The_General vs. panther421 panther421's Profile British Draw 10 10
British XLVIII Pz. Korp's Profile XLVIII Pz. Korp vs. 5 Leichte Div 5 Leichte Div's Profile Axis British Minor Victory 14 6
Axis Landser34's Profile Landser34 vs. PK Powers PK Powers's Profile British Draw 10 10
Axis Ironwulf's Profile Ironwulf vs. Pete Pete's Profile British Axis Minor Loss 6 14
1st Lieutenant
Not a bad scenario.
1st Lieutenant
Partizanka Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Italians put up more resistance than expected.