PzB North Africa 1941: Tobruk - April 30, Full Attack AAR
|Pioneers lead the way into the minefields and obstacles of the Allied defensive line around Point 209.|
Result: Axis Defeat
At 20 turns long I think it is a good length for this scenario. This was a much different challenge than the Heraklion scenario and shows off well the scope and variety of the game.
I've yet to post about the wide-open desert scenarios that this game contains so please stay tuned for those....
|The Artillery dialog is the best way to manage fire support. Unfortunately the guns were largely ineffective against the improved positions and bunkers of the Allied defense.|
|Isolating and reducing the defenses of strongpoints through multiple assaults is the only way to take these positions. Firing from an adjacent hex is ineffective.|
|Having pierced the Allied line under the cover of darkness, I am slowly feeling my way forward towards the Allied objectives at Forbes Mound.|
|II Bn 5th Panzer Regiment arrives at dawn to exploit the 1km wide breach I have made.|
|A zoomed out view more than half way through the scenario.|
|I've captured the Forbes Mound objectives and moved IIBn 5Pz Regt into a defensive position, just as an Allied counterattack materializes.|
|The counterattack lasts three turns and then it is over with the end of the scenario. It was fortunate that I had moved the tank battalion into the breach when I did.|
|I feel like I have won because I seized the rear objectives and after making two distinct breaches in the defensive line. On points however I suffered a minor defeat.|