16/04/2020 at 02:56 #134863Just JackParticipant
Morning, 12 April 1941
Here we are, continuing Kampfgruppe Klink’s campaign in Greece. The first battle saw Captain Freitag’s 1st Schutzen Battlegroup take a key mountain crossroads manned by members of the British Royal Engineers supported by Armored Cavalry from New Zealand. The fight saw the Germans infantry nearly eliminate the Commonwealth battlegroup, which fell back in disarray. Captain Freitag pressed his advantage, immediately pursuing south down, where it ran into defensive positions manned by the remnants of the New Zealand 21st Infantry Battalion. 1st Schutzen then evicted the NZ 21st Inf Bn from its positions, forcing them to fall back. The third fight saw 1st Lt Ginter’s 2nd Schutzen moving secure a crossing over the D3 bridge, forcing the 27th MG Battalion back. The fourth fight saw Major Bohm’s 2nd Recce Battlegroup push back the Australian 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment after some fierce fighting. The fifth battle saw Captain Freitag’s beleaguered 1st Schutzen Battlegroup defend the B3 bridgehead against attacks by the British Rangers/9th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, and the Royal Engineers/New Zealand Cavalry, pushing the former back and destroying the latter! Now we turn to Battlegroup Wehner (1st Recce) attacking the Lee Force/Australian 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, in order to keep them from interfering in the battle further south between Lt Loeb’s Panzers and the Allies’ 4th Hussars.
British armor (two Matilda Is and an A10 Cruiser) arrive and begin shooting up the German armored cars.
The German anti-tank guns get called forward, but get caught still limbered up!
German panzers and motorcycle troops push up the left flank.
But things don’t go so swell for them on the left flank.
To see how the fight went, please check the blog at:
Next up we witness Lt Loeb’s Panzer battlegroup take on the 4th Hussars.
Jack16/04/2020 at 05:00 #134864kyoteblueParticipant
I almost thought the Brits would win that one.16/04/2020 at 15:00 #134875Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Wow that was a grinder! I was a brilliant Major there for a moment, was a glorious short run. Those Jerrys are very lucky they could knock out the tanks with those assaults or they would have been dead meat.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."16/04/2020 at 16:01 #134877WhirlwindParticipant
Exciting stuff, thanks very much.16/04/2020 at 23:05 #134900Just JackParticipant
Thanks guys, I’m glad you liked it. The fight was a lot of fun, I really wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out.
And it took me a minute to figure out what the heck you were talking about, Major 😉
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