R7, R6 and R5
Afrika Korps #37
|Australia||2/13th Infantry Battalion|
|Australia||2/43rd Infantry Battalion|
|Australia||24th Infantry Brigade|
|Britain||1st Royal Northumberland Fusilier Machine-gun|
|Britain||1st Royal Tank Regiment|
|Germany||115th Panzergrenadier Regiment|
|Overall Rating, 4 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 588|
|Parent Game||Afrika Korps|
|Layout Dimensions||88 x 58 cm
35 x 23 in
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Afrika Korps||maps + counters|
The other half of the plan to retake positions lost in April was the responsibility of the 2/43rd Battalion. This attack would focus on taking the easternmost German-held posts, R7, R6 and R5.
The Australian infantry of A Company exited the perimeter and approached the German-held post R7 from the south. Following the opening barrage the Germans returned fire and Post R7 became alert. The attacking platoons suffered such heavy casualties that the attack faltered and was canceled.
|AFV Rules Pertaining to this Scenario's Order of Battle|
|2 Errata Items|
The reduced direct fire value of the Heer HMG became 5-5 starting with Fall of France.
(plloyd1010 on 2015 Jul 31)
The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".
(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
|R5, R6, and R7|
A quick desert battle of only 11 turns. The Germans hold five entrenchments with mines protectingthem, and the Australians must capture three of them in the night. Given the limited visibility (1 hex), the Australians advance quickly to close the Germans. The Aus ENG moves into a mine hex with the intent of clearing it. Another Aus force with three British HMG's advance down the left flank of Germans intending to circle the minefield and come in through the rear. On the next turn, the Aus center force uncovers a decoy minefield which will now allow them to close with the entrenchment. The Aus force stacks three high adjacent to the German position to try and push the defenders out. The central forces exchange fire for several turns with no movement. Meanwhile, the combined British and Australian flanking force has circled around the German left and closed with two rear entrenchments. After several turns of concentrated fire, the allies manage to empty two of the rear entrenchments. The central allied force begins to reduce the leading entrenchment, but is also suffereing casualties from German reinforcements thathave left their dug in positions to flank the allies. On the last turn, the British capture an additional entrenchment, but the German still hold R6. However, the Germans have lost three entrenchments, but they have eliminated over seven steps, so German victory.