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The Sooner The Better DTO (id:#56495)
Multi-Man Publishing (ASL Journal # 6 ID:J91)
Designer: Matt Romey
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Rommel launched his first attempt to take Tobruk by storm on the night of Easter Sunday. After Afrika Korps engineers succeeded in breeching the formidable anti-tank ditch, wire and mine fortifications of the outer perimeter, infantry riding on tanks and guns in tow headed for an assembly point about 200 yards inside the perimeter. Once the tanks dropped off their cargo and headed north towards the port, Australian 2/17 Battalion opened fire on the unsuspecting German infantry. Meanwhile the tanks ran into a series of anti-tank batteries and Matilda cruisers that quickly turned the tide. The Germans decided to extricate themselves from the fiasco the sooner, the better. . .
Attacker: German (8th Machine Gun Battalion/5th Armored Regiment)
Defender: Commonwealth (2/17 Bn, 9 Australian Division/1st RTR/"J" Battery, 3rd RHA)  
Turns: 6.5     Players: 2     OBA: Commonwealth     Night: No
Tobruk, Libya 1941-04-14
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:11.0 D:16.0
AFVs: A:14
PzKpfw IVE x 2
PzKpfw IIIH x 6
PzKpfw IIIG x 6

2pdr Portee x 2
A13 Mk II CS x 2
Matilda II x 6

Guns: A:3
3.7cm PaK 35/36 x 2
7.5cm leIG 18 x 1
Boys ATR x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Light Dust w A: Sangers and D: Trenches/Pillboxes. May not operate captured German guns.
Map Board(s): 26 27 28 29
Overlays: NONE
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igycrctl Added a playing2020-01-13 19:05:43
igycrctl Added a playing2019-11-16 18:38:09
hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2017-07-01 12:31:28
hoxson1 Modified the Attacker's Guns2017-07-01 12:28:19
hoxson1 Modified the unit counts2017-07-01 12:28:19
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Avg Rating: 5.80Votes: 5
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Estimated Play time: 11.2 hours
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The Sooner the Better
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[A] German 12
[D] Australian 17
Friday 24 January 2020 05:35:10 PM  (c)dramsey 2020