Operation FALCHION By Rik Force-Outline:
Era: Early WW2.
Attachment: Universal Carrier, Boys AT Rifle, 2 inch Mortar.Situation-Outline:
Operation Start: 06:00, 16/04/1941.
Current Weather: Sunny, clear.
Future Weather: Sunny, clear.
Map: Tobruk, in TWC WW2.Conflict Overview:
After Italian entry into the war in June 1940 the African front remained mostly quiet until December 1940, when Commonwealth forces launched Operation COMPASS. The operation was a devastating success, obliterating Italian forces in the area. Although much headway into Libya was made, many of the well-equipped and trained troops had to be relocated to Greece to fight against the Axis invasion there. Italian and German forces soon flooded the region again, pushing back forces into Egypt. Australian forces remained at Tobruk to keep control of the strategic port city.Recent Events:
Axis units have surrounded Tobruk. Small skirmishes have taken place on the outer defenses. German tanks continue to probe defenses, looking to make a breakthrough to the port. Although their closest airfield is in Egypt, RAF patrols have spotted a minor build-up of tanks and infantry near two of the strongpoints on the outer defenses. Both strongpoints are manned by a strong force of Australians, hoping to discourage any attempted breakthrough, but enemy artillery and airpower will be tough to resist.Objectives:
Hold Strongpoint #6
Weapons: Carcano Rifle, Beretta Model 38, Breda 30.
Uniform: Tan uniform, tan turtle helmet.
Vehicles: M13/40, M11/39, Fiat 626.
Weapons: Kar98k, MP40, MG34, PaK 36.
Uniform: Tan uniform, shorts, tan stahlhelm.
Vehicles: Panzer I, Panzer II, Panzer III, Panzer IV, Opel Blitz, SdKfz 221, SdKfz 6, Bf 109, Ju-87, He-111.Situation Civilians:
Allegiance: N/a.Situation BLUFOR:
Weapons: Lee-Enfield No1 MkIII, M1928 Thompson, Bren Gun, QF 2-pdr.
Uniform: Desert P37, shorts, MkII helmet.
Vehicles: Matilda II, Crusader II, Universal Carrier, Bedford MW, Blenheim, Gladiator.