(Side note: Honorable Son #3 went to the top of my will when he decided to do a Soviet Force - bless you Comrade!)
Fighting in an area with little terrain is like fighting in an area with little terrain. Talk about your challenges! Do the terms manuever, manuever and manuever mean anything? No? Well plan on having your butt handed to you in North Africa. And by the way, the Austrailian infantry is tough. In North Africa, the great killer of tanks were anti-tank guns, and this game accurately reflects that; I have my 88's and Honorable Son #2 has his 17lb AT guns. But tanks are tanks and you can unhinge an open flank if you move fast; but if you want to hold that objective, you better have your infantry along for the ride.
Here is the reason I have to wear my DAK field cap to win, the Austrailians are just plain tough!
Hauptmann (Captain) Josef-Willhelm Rettemeier leads 2.Kompanie. After the war, Rettemeier commanded a Panzergrenadier Brigade in the new West German Army.
The rear two tanks are Panzer IV's.
You get the feeling I like tanks?
Generalfieldmarschal Erwin Rommel, "The Desert Fox". Rommel is mounted in a Sd Kfz 250/5 half-track named Greif. Grief has a double meaning in the German language meaning both "Griffin" and "Attack".
"Herr Generalfieldmarschal, the Austrailian criminals stole our beer right here!"
This is the stand that represents me: The mighty Hauptmann (note the commanding pose) of 4.Kompanie, 2nd Bn, 104th Panzergrenadiers, 21st Panzer Division. That's my snazzy car behind me, a Kfz field car.
Panzergrenadier platoon with Kfz 70 trucks for transportation. I currently have 2 Panzergrenadier platoons plus a machine gun platoon in my Kompanie.
Here are some captured British trucks being used. Note the oversized cross and flags for recognition to avoid friendly fire.
The 2nd Panzergrenadier platoon.
The German Heavy Machinegun Platoon.
PaK36 3.7 cm light anti-tank gun platoon.
This is what made British and other allied tankers wet their pants, the dreaded 8.8cm Flak 36 gun. The "88" was designed for an anti-aircraft role, but the Germans figured out that it was an excellent anti-armor gun. It could penetrate the armor of any tank.
Crew working the guns.
This is the Sd Kfz 7 (8t) half-track used to carry the crew and tow the guns.
The back of a Kfz 70 truck. The D with the horizontal bar was the division symbol of the 21st Panzer Division.