Outside of TOBRUK, LIBYA, 21 JANUARY 1941: While the flanks of the defensive perimeter—which was almost 40 miles in length—were being rolled up, the 19th Australian Brigade had the task of driving deeper into the Italian position towards the city of Tobruk. While most areas, especially on the outer perimeter, were thinly held, there were clusters of widely separated areas of strong resistance that had to be neutralized before Tobruk could be entered. Following a second rolling barrage of artillery, the 4th Battalion, with whatever vehicle support could be gathered, advanced forward against stiffening resistance. They continued to press on in spite of being counterattacked by Italian medium tanks, direct artillery and anti-aircraft fire. This attack took a toll on armored fighting vehicles. For the remainder of the day, they encountered one gun position after another. Although the Italian tanks were eventually handled, the Italian gun crews showed no sign of collapse. For once, it wasn’t quite so easy to dispose of the Italian tanks when they were used in conjunction with the heavy guns. There were more targets to consider and the Italian tanks played havoc with the Australian infantry. In one case, an Italian gun position was cleared by throwing fuel on it. The fighting did not slacken until well into the night...8 action-packed scenarios depicting actions from Rommel's drive into Cyrenaica
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS: RELUCTANT OFFENSIVE is a detailed new ASLComp VARIANT that tells the story of the War in North Africa. It's about time the desert warfare goodness that was spawned by Hal Hock's seminal work TOBRUK back in 1975... was brought to the gaming tables of ASLers. And now it is, in a big way.
The ninth portion of the set-piece is ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS: Reluctant Offensive and takes the action into early 1941 and the first offensive to capture a city that would become a watchword later in the war: "Tobruk". The action culminates with the Battle of Beda Fomm on a map that recreates the battlefield as well as the long out of print historical map, using the overlay set. This set of 8 scenarios also bring the FORT OVERLAY, depicting Fort Mechili into play. Can you get the Italian garrison in the fort to surrender? We'll leave that to you, your dice and your tactics.
You receive a set of 8 scenarios, all depicting actions from the exciting offensive, rife with combined-arms actions. And yes, these are aimed at playability. Slap them down, bang them out, do it again. And again. Please do a little hooting and hollering while you're at it... at least when you roll 'snakeyes' (or the other guy rolls 'boxcars').
ASLComp AFRIKAKORPS—RELUCTANT OFFENSIVE contains:
Color cover sheet
Descriptive back sheet
Ziploc style storage bag
All the interest in the War in North Africa that you have been waiting for someone to show you