|The Afrika Korps Advances!!!|
picture - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gazala
June 1942, the Battle of Gazala is in full swing & going Rommel's way! A small British force holds the village Boola Boola & is in danger of being cut off. A larger German force is on the way to carry that out. Hastily, the remnants of remaining British Armored elements are sent to relieve Boola Boola!
|Boola Boola, held by a British Motor Company.|
Just West of El Adem, no longer found on the map...
|German Entry, North West corner.|
|British Entry, South East corner.|
|Hearty British Infantry await the German!|
|Honey Platoon |
|SPAV leads the Germans forward in the south.|
|Pz II's, Pz III HQ & Infantry advance in the north.|
|I play the SAS card, no German Air Support this round.|
|Despite the German firepower, only a measly 'Bail Out' for the Brits.|
|The best the Brits do is pin down the Motorcycles this round...|
|Two Armored Cars are destroyed.|
|The German Infantry is pinned.|
|The Honey 37mm's bail some Pz II's.|
|Ruddy 'Ell..... STUKAS!!!!!|
|German Air goes for the 6 PDR's|
|The German South flank is flying...|
|The Pz II's close with the Honey's.|
The BOFORS take out one of the Stuka's
|However the other Stuka takes out a 6 PDR.|
|Find the weak spot & pound it..|
German Artillery also zeroes in..
|British turn & the remaining Bren carrier pegs it.|
|I fail my reserves roll, SO.....|
|I desperately need these Grant's....|
|Oh dear, that southern flank is looking frail.|
|Just a 'Bail out' each in the north.|
|SPAV pushes forward his Armored Cars & readies the PZ III's for the Grant's.|
|The German Infantry advance behind the tanks.|
|'I say old chap.. that's just not Cricket..'|
SPAV flanks the Honey's
|Pz IV's arrive.|
|Loads of firepower, poor results though...|
|German shells pound the British Infantry|
|For destroying the Stuka, the BOFORS get the German Artillery...|
|The British reserves are tickling in.|
|The tank battle is overwhelming|
|The heroic Vickers help out....|
|On Honey shoots forward one behind...|
|The Humber's race forward to engage the Pz II's|
|The Hurricane needs to perform....!|
|Strike one Pz II.|
|Not bad... Two of the Pz III's are bailed.|
The 25 PDR's destroy an infantry section.
|The Honey's Shoot & Scoot.|
|Overview after Turn Three.|
The German Pincer attack is in full flow.
|The view of the northern flank.|
|SUPERB Reserve Rolls !!!!|
|That bloody Stuka is back!|
|The Brits are going to take a pounding this round....|
|The Marder's advance (carrying the Infantry Platoon)|
Two Grant's are destroyed.
|More Infantry casualties...|
|German firepower is terrific this turn.|
|British turn, these lads need to get forward.|
|The remaining Honey's will take the southern flank. |
|The Humber's take up a flank position.|
|Overview after Turn Four|
|The Marder's race off & the Infantry head for Boola Boola.|
|Which Brits are going to cop it this turn..?|
The tables are turned TOMMY!!!
|Those Pz IV guns are going to cause havoc...|
|The centre of Boola Boola is in sight.|
|Here we go again....|
German rolls are very good this round.
|British turn, my bottle has gone, but...|
The remaining Grant flees.
|One Marder destroyed by the Hurricane.|
|The Honey's & the Armored Cars fail miserably...|
In goes the towel.
ALL HAIL SPAV!
|The British Infantry surrender.|
|Final positions looking south.|
Well the Brits were & truly 'gubbed' on that one...
Congratulations SPAV, he got his plan 'Bob On'. I can't fault the German performance. To be fair, the British Tanks hit the German ones just as much. It was poor firepower rolls which swung it. I must admit though, I will add more Anti-Tanks guns to the Brits in the future. There just wasn't any way to stop those Panzers. Air & Artillery performed well in this game as well. Right it's off to the internet to purchase more anti-tank guns!