Malta now: start of GT3. Naval Route to Tobruk have been screened again and 5% of the cargo sent to the bottom of the sea, to no aircraft loss to the British. The Italians used a Level I strike (dices of 11: 25/50) This time, attack was for the ships in Valletta. The Hu I and Glad/Sea Glad scramble to intercept. One Sea Glad was lost and one CR42 as well (out of 3 shot down). One Z501 went down as well for AA. Result, the CL Arethusa (3/6) was sunk. (!).
In the course of the GT1 and 2 + start of 3, the Italians built 5 Airfields and 4 Levels of fortifications.
Both players reorganized their troops. Italians strengthening their "best" troop (morale 1 or 0): ie Sahara Detachment and 1 and 4 CCNN. These formations are now motorized ! YES. This have been rendered possible by stripping other units from non essential trucks. Motorization of "I"AA units is done as well. The British are still unaware of it.
The British are calling back all troops operating independently from parent units: ie mostly 7 ARM Div. Organizing of the others (4 IND Div and Matruh Garrison). Finally AA units arrived to Matruh. Every available unit is training in Cairo and the Polish Brigade is doing the same on arriving in Alexandria. This will take time: 6 * Op's stage for one level.
As for supplies, the difficulties are not very much with ammo, fuel or water but really in usage of stores!!! Very difficult. Drastic measures complying with the rules are implemented.
Next report when the GT3 is over.
All the best.
Dernière édition par Newcolt le Jeu 6 Aoû 2020 - 12:15, édité 2 fois