Battle of Bir Bar ‘el

Since explaining combat in the  Battle of WASHBOARD RIDGE, infantry stands have been reduced in strength by 3, reverting to the original version of NQM. See how this works with a combined infantry and tank brigade assault against  a defending battalion with anti-tank support.

 

Order of Battle – Allies

 Beds & Herts orbat at the Battle of Bir Bar 'el

 Black Watch Orbat at the Battle of Bir Bar 'el

 

Order of Battle – Axis

 

  • 8th Bersaglieri Regiment (Motorised) – 1 Comd car + 1 Mortar + 1 47mm Atk (CS3)
  • Attached from DAK1 50mm Atk (S2) +1 Limber (L2)
  • V Motorised Battalion 2 Trucks (L3)*, [ Bn Comd + MG + 45mm Mortar (CS3)], [ 3Rifles (F3)]
  • XII Motorised Bn detached to support Ariete

*(The Motorised Bn could equally be protrayed as two single truck stands  of strength CS3 and F3. If I do that , I usually put some infantry in the back to show they are not just Logistic trucks)

Italian Orbat for the Battle of Bir Bar el

 

 

 

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3 responses to “Battle of Bir Bar ‘el

  1. Dave Carter

    Looking forward to this–though I’m surprised the Germans would trust defense of such a vital location to the Italians 😉
    (BTW, do you now have a custom plastic molding machine? The terrain looks great!)

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    • Dear Dave,

      The terrain squares came from John Curry and were meant for 25mm Western Gunfights – I’m not sure where he bought them. The paintshopping of the photos hides the very obtrusive joins, yup, I’m guilty of that 🙂

      Regards, Chris.

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