As Rommel pursued his intention of occupying the Nile delta, he attempted to outflank the EL Alamein position by capturing the Alam Halfa ridge occupied by the 22nd Armoured Brigade. The massed might of the Deutsches Afrika Korps was augmented by the first appearance of the new Panzer IV specials. The British armour was under strict orders not to fire until the enemy closed to within a 1000 yard range.
Following a brisk advance the German armour halted in front of the prepared British positions. As the German armour opened fire the superiority of the new long barrelled 75mm gun became quickly apparent causing one squadron of the County of London Yeomanry to be knocked out in a matter of minutes. A dangerous gap was thus created in the centre of the Allied position.
Attacker: British (1st Battalion, Rifle Brigrade and 5th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment, 3/4 County of LondonYeomanry, 22nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division)
Defender: German (15th and 21st Panzer Divisions)
Turns: 9 Players: 2 OBA: British Night: No
Alam Halfa, Egypt 1942-08-31
Squads: A:0.0 D:0.0
AFVs: A:21 Grant(a) x 12 Stuart III(a) x 6 Crusader II x 3
D:18 PzKpfw IIIF x 2 PzKpfw IIIG x 4 PzKpfw IIIH x 4 PzKpfw IIIL x 4 PzKpfw IVF1 x 1 PzKpfw IVF2 x 3 SdKfz 7 x 1 Opel Blitz x 2
Guns: A:2 OQF 6-Pounder 7-cwt x 2 D:3 7.62cm PaK 36r x 1 5cm PaK 38 x 1 8.8cm FlaK 18 o. 36 x 1