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Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Postby Piers » 20 Mar 2017

Well my DAK embarked on a campaign to take Tobruk at the weekend, and managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!

Despite my troops all arriving early and looming forward, the British just refused to give in!

It started with my forward infantry elements getting a mauling from their British opposite number, then an ineffective long range tank duel which kept me static long enough that a carrier section started to threaten my flanks... the single Panzer IV arrived and broke down, and my Forward HQ drove their Kubelwagen over a land mine! Despite my 251 and its cargo of MG teams once again proving to be about the only effective unit, my Panzer IIIs once more managed to miss every target and it was left go some Panzer IIs and a truck mounted flak gun to try and do the job...

Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong and what looked to be an easy outing to swatt some British out of the way, ended with my DAK legging it away with their tails between their legs!

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 ‘Landed. Killed Germans. F***ed off.’ - Major Anders Lassen's operational report to the Admiralty.
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Re: Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Postby Wiking » 20 Mar 2017

Great pics, Piers.... :good:
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Re: Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Postby Cimmerian » 20 Mar 2017

Nice looking toys.
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Re: Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Postby Treadwell » 20 Mar 2017

Great stuff :wave: :grin: :good:
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Re: Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Postby Powermonger » 20 Mar 2017

great photos!
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Re: Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Postby skip » 20 Mar 2017

really like those DAK figs
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Re: Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Postby hincmar » 22 Mar 2017

Very atmospheric mate. It looks the part.
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Re: Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Postby Richard B. » 22 Mar 2017

Great looking game mate :yahoo:
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Re: Encounter near the 'Red Line', Tobruk 1941

Postby jfariahitech » 27 Mar 2017

Nice report!
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