Formerly "New Kid on the Block" . . .On November 27 the Allied spearhead of the TORCH landings ran into heavy opposition near Tebourba. The 1st Surrey's scout vehicles contacted 15 German tanks, some of which were from the 501st Schwere Tank Abteilung, some 13 Mark III and 2 Mark VI. The weight of their counter-assault successfully halted the British drive for the day. This morning Brigadier Cass has brought up the 19 tanks form the 5th Northamptons to continue the assault and drive on towards Tunis. The rumors were that the new Tiger tank was mixed in with the units that had halted the offensive. The September intelligence from ULTRA had finally been realized. General von Arnim had finally committed part of the 501st Schwere Abteilung. He was intent on halting the Allied drive while maintaining the Axis foothold in Africa. The German commander began to sweat as he spotted the dust from the Allied tanks. The tanks from the 5th Northamptons were on their way. As the smoke clouds grew the German gunners patiently sighted in their guns on their approaching targets. Leftover from the previous days battle the Germans had only two Tiger tanks, but were able to use them to utmost effectiveness.
Attacker: British (Elements of the 5th Northamptons)
Defender: German (Elements of the 501st Heavy Tank Battalion and 190th Panzer Panzergrenadier Regiment)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
South of Djedeida, Tunisia 1942-11-28
Squads: A:0.0 D:4.5
AFVs: A:18 Grant(a) x 6 M3 MT x 6 Sherman III(a) x 6