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#32 - Operation Crusader - Armor Phase (19-23 Nov 1941)_Alt - PzC 04 Tobruk '41

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#32 - Operation Crusader - Armor Phase (19-23 Nov 1941)_Alt

By Graves Edited by VM
British 0 - 0 - 1 Axis
Rating: 7.2 (2)
Games Played: 1
SM: 4
Turns: 38
Type: Custom
First Side: British
Second Side: Axis
Mishefa, 19 November 1941: The Crusader Battles can be divided into four distinct phases and the first of these was clearly dominated by the tank. Though both sides used terrain and territorial objectives to control the action but the destruction of enemy armor was the only objective that mattered. This campaign covers the actions from the opening British moves through the multi-layered battles between Sidi Rezegh and the frontier. As the battle opened, the British had the edge with 490 tanks in 7th Armoured Division to 260 in the two German Divisions. But German tactics, specifically their use of combined arms, made them the clear winners of the armored battle. By 23 November, 7th Armoured Division was down to 114 tanks while German strength was 160. Add to this the destruction of the 5th South Africa Brigade and most of the 7th Support Group, and the prospects of a British victory were indeed very slim. Edited by: Edward "Volcano Man" Williams. PDT and OOB files slightly altered to reflect small scale tactical desert warfare of the period. [Size: large, Length: 38 turns]
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
philm's Profilephilm Moderately Pro Axis 8
Andrea G's ProfileAndrea G Slightly Pro Axis 10
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
Axis philm's Profile philm vs. Andrea G Andrea G's Profile British Axis Major Victory 72 8
Andrea G
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Andrea G Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:30 am
I enjoyed it a lot playing as British and probably have screwed it up like the british generals did by dividing the 7th Armoured Division and losing the 4th Arm Brig early in the game. I have still to find which weapon is the one to keep panzers at bay!