The first Allied offensive to reach Tunisia had been forestalled by more than a month by German resistance. There had been several rumors of a new German tank, but because of General von Amim’s resistance to assist Rommel, the new wonder-weapon had been held in reserve since the arrival of Pzkw Vie ‘Tiger’ tank in Tunisia in November of 1942. On the morning of 31 January, a spotter for the British 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment sighted on the new Tigers headed his way. He immediately radioed for reinforcements. .
Attacker: German (Elements of Schwere Panzer Battalion 501)
Defender: British (Elements of 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment and armored reinforcements)
Turns: 8 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
North of Goubellat, Tunisia 1943-01-31
Squads: A:3.0 D:6.0
AFVs: A:7 PzKpfw VIE x 2 PzKpfw IVF2 x 2 SPW 251/1 x 3
D:11 Stuart V(a) x 3 Matilda II x 2 Sherman II(a) x 3 Grant(a) x 3