On the 18th of January, the Germans launched Operation Eilbote in an effort to shore up their southern defenses by recapturing the eastern Dorsals mountain range and the Kebir reservoir that supplied water to Tunis. Colonel Weber of the 10th Panzer Division was given elements of the 756th Mountain, 20th FlaK, and 501st Schwere Panzer Abteilung. Group Weber drove for three furious days through the french sector, covering over 37 miles until it contacted Combat Command B of the U.S. First Armored Division. Sent north to contain the German offensive, CCB hit the Germans just north of Bir el Aalia. Running short on fuel, but not on numbers, the First Armored attempted to stave off the German offensive.
Attacker: German (Elements of Schwere Panzer Abteilung 501 and Mountain Regiment 756)
Defender: American (Elements of the 2nd Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 6th Armored Infantry Regiment)
Turns: 8 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Bir el Aalia, Tunisia 1943-01-21
Squads: A:6.0 D:6.0
AFVs: A:12 PzKpfw VIE x 2 PzKpfw IVF2 x 4 SPW 251/1 x 6