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“Open Fire!!!”

A thunderous volley stops a section of the 12th Panzer in their tracks, but support fire from their machine gunners exact a grim revenge, the fight’s on…

On the right flank the Grenadiers come on in fine style, till a burst from the advancing Cherrypickers’s armoured car, drives them into cover.

A DAK scout creeps out to recce the way forward, in the shrubbery round the bridge, Private Alf Tupper puts the crosshairs of his sniper rifle right between the scout’s minces, and gently squeezes the trigger…

But the sun’s glinted on his telescope and a burst of MG fire drops him!

In the heat of the moment the armoured car presses a tad too close to the Germans, a loud clang from an anti-tank rifle round brews it up…

Luftwaffe Stukas dive out of the sun reigning death and destruction on the Desert Rats’s mortar positions.

After bitter fighting with heavy loss on both sides the British forward line is overrun. The 12th Panzer Grenadiers storm into Wadi Fookem…

Major McGregor and Piper Potting move forward to bolster the line, halfway through ‘Scotland the Brave’, Potting get potted right through the Bagpeep!

In a shower of stick grenades and machine pistol fire the bridge is overrun. Nothing has prepared the Desert Rats for the brutal ferocity of a DAK all arms assault. As the dust and smoke blot out the sun the Major and Piper Potting are rounded up by grinning Germans and put into the bag!

The self same conditions enable B Company’s few survivors to slink away into the rocks, Private Alf Tupper, nursing a flesh wound accepts a welcome cup of char from the Major’s now redundant batman…

Back at the bridge Von Richter’s triumphant Battlegruppe break into a pc acceptable chorus of the Horst Wessel Lied. While on the roof of B Company’s old command post their master and commander plans his next objective…

Luckily for the The Von, the rifle that has him in it’s telescopic sights is out of ammunition. It’s owner moves back down the ridge to the remnant of his Company. Once there he makes an announcement

“They’ve marched the CO into Fookem under guard, and we’re going in to get him oot… tonight!”

As the B Company survivors rested in cover Alf Tupper studied Fookem and it’s little garrison through his telescope…

he was forming a plan!

Fookem…

 

 

 

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