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. . . Matildas, Stuarts and some Shermans along with a couple of good ATGs and an infantry platoon face off against TIGERS! and PzIVf2's supported by some mechanized infantry. The Germans must attack and exit their forces. Any forces left on-board at the game end are counted for the British. The British receive Grants as reinforcements but these are still no match for the German Tigers.
Attacker: German (Elements Schwere Panzer Abteilung 501)
Defender: British (Elements 72nd Anti Tank Regt)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Goubellat, Tunisia 1943-01-31
Squads: A:3.0 D:4.0
AFVs: A:8 PzKpfw IVF2 x 2 PzKpfw VIE (L) x 3 SPW 251/1 x 3
D:11 Stuart V(a) x 3 Matilda II x 2 Grant(a) x 3 Sherman III(a) x 3