Longstop Hill (known locally as Djebels el Ahmera and el Rhaa, and to the Germans as Christmas Hill) had first gained strategic importance back in December 1942. The terrain feature's twin peaks had been captured by the 2nd Coldstream Guards, but was subsequently lost when the Germans counter-attacked on Christmas Day. The position provided a superb view of the surrounding area, and German artillery observers were quick to take advantage of this. The 36th Infantry Brigade was tasked with retaking Longstop in April 1943. As part of the plan. 8th Argyll was to seize Djebel el Ahmera, with three other battalions following up, ready to press on to Djebel el Rhaa. . . . British tanks and infantry attack a German defensive position. This scenario features Churchills and a Bishop against a German defense. The German position is not hopeless as they have a 75mm ATG.
Attacker: British (Elements 8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 36th Infantry Brigade & North Irish Horse Regt)
Defender: German (Mixed German rearguard elements)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: German Night: No
Djebel el Ahmera, Tunisia 1943-04-23
Squads: A:12.0 D:7.0
AFVs: A:3 Churchill IV x 2 Bishop x 1
Guns: A:1 OML 3-in. Mortar x 1 D:3 7.5cm PaK 40 x 1 7.5cm leIG 18 x 1 8cm GrW 34 x 1