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Operation Hercules - Malta 1942

Posted by Fire at Will on 02 Apr 2019, 07:27

For Crisis Point this year myself, Andy and Richard put on a couple of games based on the proposed German/Italian assault on Malta in November 1942. The rules were Battlegroup with most of the stats from the Tobruck book

Day 1 was the airborne landing and the attempt to seize an airstrip.
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After a hard fight the Germans captured the Airstrip, we skipped on from a beach landing to their attempt to meet up with the successful airlanding forces
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Every game needs something nasty
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Fortunately (or not?) the 25pdrs saw it first and immobilised it with a double 1 on the to hit roll.

More pictures over on my blog
https://willwarweb.blogspot.com/2019/04/operation-hercules-malta-1942.html
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Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Apr 2019, 08:11

Interesting stuff.

My understanding is that if sanctioned, this operation if successful, would have substantially impacted on the direction of the desert war.

After the Cretan losses Adolf was not keen.

That KV is a long way from home.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Susofrick on 04 Apr 2019, 10:38

With a puppy named Herkules I have operation Herkules everyday ...

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I think your operation is a little easier! :-D
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