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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/9/2018 6:18:46 AM   
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Turn 71
13th August 1941


Meanwhile, behind the 1st Army Tank Brigade the Italians are starting to move units towards Bir el Gubi. The AI has chosen to go with HQ units but I can't simply ignore these - especially as one is stacked with other units.

Two orders are given. Firstly Merservy's 4th Indian are to move up to Bir Hacheim in strength (they will leave just the 3rd Motor Brigade as the screen). Secondly the 1st Army Tank Brigade (with support from the 7th RTR and a regiment of Indian artillery) will attempt to remove the Axis from the Knightsbridge-Bir Hacheim gap.

Wavell bangs his fist in frustration. Why aren't the South Africans ready!!!!???!!!




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/9/2018 7:00:00 AM   
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Turn 71 - Round 1
13th August 1941


The turn gets underway with the usual bombardment at Tobruk and also one of the German columns east of the port. There are also barrages against the Oasis battalions at Siwa and the Italians in the Bir Hacheim/Knightsbridge Gap.

Round 3

More of the same is ordered ahead of assaults against at least three enemy stacks. One of the barrages proves devastating and the 2nd Battalion, 5th Panzer Regiment evaporates.

Round 5

Ahead of round 5 the 8th RTR removes the threat from the lone German unit seeking to infiltrate the Kiwi left flank. The Germans (and Italian AA with it) retreat toward the perimeter and the British tankers wisely do not follow into that hornets nest.

Round 5 lasts a little longer than I'd hoped but is a successful round.

Siwa is taken by two battalions of the 29th Indian Brigade and the German forces are now left in one pocket and out of supply.

The 4th and 42nd RTR destroy the Italian HQ near Rotunda Segnali, leaving one HQ still to be dealt with.

Round 8

The goal for the rest of the turn is to remove the two remaining Axis units from Bir Hacheim/Knightsbridge. The 1st Army Tank Brigade achieves their objective and destroys the XXI Corps HQ, as do the Indian/New Zealand force further south. The Savona Division's 55th Engineer Battalion proved a particularly tough nut to crack.

With the time left remaining the Indians do not have time to reach Rotunda Segnali, but this is the objective for the future to stop Axis reinforcement.


Situation hopefully stabilised; the Kiwis can head back to the divisional line, the Indians will look to concentrate on Rotunda Segnali (although ideally the South Africans should do this) and the big goal remains Gazala and cutting off the Axis units investing Tobruk.



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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/11/2018 5:11:55 AM   
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Turn 71 - Axis Turn
13th August 1941


How do the Axis respond? Well it looks like they are not giving up on Tobruk, but equally are singling out the New Zealanders for punishment. Every Tobruk hex and naval group is targeted and they even do some damage to a cruiser, but the overall effect is the same.

Aircraft are flown from Crete for the first time in ages but there is no different outcome. Tobruk receives continued pressure but without real purpose i.e. a determined attack.

Better news for the Germans as they bombard the British and the 2nd Rifle Brigade southwest of Tobruk (18%). The Kiwis continue to take punishment (9% being the highest).

Tobruk's losses remain relatively low as the Germans make more effort on the would-be Tobruk rescuers.

Over halfway and Moore is a little more than slightly concerned at the pounding his frontline units are taking - it will be interesting to see if the Axis decide to follow this up with an assault.

As the turn draws to a close Wavell wonders what the state of his front line divisions will be....


I see the old furball nonsense returns - the Wellington squadrons have evaporated....



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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/11/2018 5:37:02 AM   
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Turn 72
16th August 1941


The Kiwis (and the British) held but their status is looking none too healthy. The AI continues to throw Italian reinforcements in piecemeal and these will need to be attended to. Wavell can choose to meet the Germans/Italians south of Tobruk head on, or perhaps send the 1st Army Tank Brigade to Gazala. The latter is more risky but....

Two South African Hurricane Squadrons are deployed closer to the front line at Sidi Azeiz and Gambut. The Allied air forces are down to 22 Squadrons (18 operational - 2 fighters sqns are resting and 2 Bomber sqns are reorganising).

Round 1

Wavell orders limited bombardments in order to conserve stocks and allow re-supply. Units from 21st Panzer just south of the coast road are bombarded by the 2nd Royal Horse Artillery Regt. and suffer a modest 3% losses. To the southwest the 90th Light are hit harder by the 146th Field Artillery Regt. (13%). Meanwhile, west of Bir Hacheim the Indians, with support from a battalion of the Royal Tank Regiment and their 49 Matilda II's set about a battalion of Sabratha infantry that has stuck its head in the noose. It takes 18% losses for its trouble.




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/12/2018 4:20:08 AM   
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Turn 72
16th August 1941


Round 3

Well that was unexpected. The Italian infantry were attacked by a mixed infantry and tank force, but despite suffering 50% losses the Italians held.

Round 6

Further barrages are carried out, with mixed success, ahead of a second assault by the Indians and also an attempt to finally clear the German Oasis battalions east of Siwa.

Round 8

The Italians are destroyed and the 44th RTR advances alone.... At Siwa the Germans continue to hold but take 64% losses and 4 units are totally destroyed.




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/12/2018 4:35:53 AM   
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Turn 72 - Axis Turn
16th August 1941


Rommel starts to pull units out of the Tobruk perimeter towards Rotunda Segnali, but there are still enough artillery units to continue the barrage against Tobruk.

Artillery barrages are generally unsuccessful and then the Italian infantry on the road to Rotunda Segnali charges the British Matildas! Needless to say a battalion of the Savona Division is utterly destroyed in the suicidal mission.

The Germans destroy the commando unit at Rotunda and then their units head back to Tobruk, leaving a force of Italians northwest of the New Zealand position at Knightsbridge.

The western strong point is hit quite hard this turn but there is no sign of an assault.

The turn peters out with the Axis not really looking to achieve anything decisive - not taking Tobruk, nor attacking those units trying to relieve the port.


Note there is one barrage not showing but this was a nil return anyway.



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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/12/2018 4:05:09 PM   
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What is furball if you do not mind me asking? Axis furball?

Edit: I suppose that I missed a previous explanation.

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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/12/2018 4:46:01 PM   
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A furball is where you lose all your units and is not infrequent. And yet as far as I can tell its not in the manual....

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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/13/2018 12:32:00 AM   
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Turn 65
23rd July 1941


Well that is more than a little disappointing....The various units I expected to be withdrawn have been (including the 9th Indian Bde - so that brings the Battle of Siwa to a close!), but so too have the 18th Australian Brigade and they were not earmarked to be withdrawn.

So without any notice I've just lost 3 Infantry Battalions, a Cavalry Regiment and a Field Artillery Regiment from Tobruk????


So just catching up on this thread and found the above curious as the 18th Brigade wasn't withdrawn from Tobruk until mid-late August where it then went to rejoin the rest of the 7th Division who had been of killing Frenchies up in Syria and Lebanon.

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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/13/2018 6:01:27 AM   
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Turn 65
23rd July 1941


Well that is more than a little disappointing....The various units I expected to be withdrawn have been (including the 9th Indian Bde - so that brings the Battle of Siwa to a close!), but so too have the 18th Australian Brigade and they were not earmarked to be withdrawn.

So without any notice I've just lost 3 Infantry Battalions, a Cavalry Regiment and a Field Artillery Regiment from Tobruk????


So just catching up on this thread and found the above curious as the 18th Brigade wasn't withdrawn from Tobruk until mid-late August where it then went to rejoin the rest of the 7th Division who had been of killing Frenchies up in Syria and Lebanon.
warspite1

I wouldn't look at it too closely. There are a number of things from an historical perspective that would need changing to make the OOB's correct.

However, I look at it this way. I've been desperate to play a War in the Med game since forever and this game gives me that opportunity, the OOB are sufficiently realistic to allow the makers to get away with the errors/play balance decisions, and finally, its just a really fun game!

I just wish I could mod this to bring in the Regia Marina, and make my own modifications to the OOB's. But I can't so I put up with what I've got to play with - and so far - Ill take that


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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/14/2018 6:07:22 AM   
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Turn 73
20th August 1941


The turn begins with half a dozen bombardments - at Siwa and south and east of Tobruk against the armour threatening the CW lines.

This continues into Round 3 and a hail of artillery evaporates a battalion of German infantry in front of the Kiwi right flank. Annoyingly an unauthorised attack was carried out southwest of Rotunda Segnali. Messervy gets a rollicking from Wavell for his subordinate's impetuosity....




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/14/2018 6:15:03 AM   
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Turn 73 - Round 5
20th August 1941


The Germans at Siwa are at last destroyed, freeing up the incomplete 5th Indian Division to move west to assist the equally incomplete 4th Division.

However two attack - one by the 1st Army Tank Brigade on the left flank, and the other in the middle by British armour were highly disappointing given the bombardment the enemy had previously been subjected to...

Round 7

Another equally disappointing attack against the German/Italian force north of El Adem.... But at least the Italian unit in the south west has been destroyed. The question now is what can the Italians coming from the west and those Italian and German units that can be spared from Tobruk, do about it?....




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/14/2018 6:24:35 AM   
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Turn 73 - Axis Turn
20th August 1941


Goodness! I am sitting watching the AI turn and they have a whole load of reinforcements heading east....

Rommel reacts to the Indian occupation of Rotunda Segnali with a large-scale move of units to that area. Worse, is that the German/Italian armour that Creagh's troops failed to hurt last turn is sufficiently strong to retreat his forces...




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/14/2018 6:37:23 AM   
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Turn 73 - Axis Turn (cont)
20th August 1941


The Axis make an attack against the 20th New Zealand Infantry Battalion on the extreme left flank of the line. The Kiwis hold off the assault. At Knightsbridge to the southeast a sister battalion comes under fierce artillery assault and suffers heavy losses.

To the west the Central Indian Horse also beat off an attack by a panzer battalion. The whole left flank looks under threat here....

Sure enough as we approach the halfway mark, the Central Indian Horse are ejected from Rotunda Segnali and the NZ's 19th Battalion and 4th Brigade headquarters retreat from Knightsbridge courtesy of an attack by infantry of the Bologna Division.

Despite the split of forces the Germans are able to continue the bombardments of Tobruk as usual, with the usual results and a steady, constant drain on Allied numbers in the fortress....

Under intense pressure the Central Indian Horse is destroyed..... This allows most of the German armour to head back to Tobruk.




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/18/2018 5:06:05 PM   
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Turn 74
23rd August 1941


In a shocking development the South Africans are still not available.....

However another Tomahawk Squadron is (and I have to say how jolly splended 136 Squadron's insignia is ... now where have I seen that before?:




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/18/2018 5:45:19 PM   
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Turn 74
23rd August 1941


The key tasks this turn is to eliminate the Italian armour that encroached in the line east of Tobruk (easily carried out) and then to try and remove Axis units from the Knightsbridge area - not so easy with the Kiwi's in less than ideal shape. The Axis forces are too powerful to eject which will make for an interesting next turn.....




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/19/2018 9:43:29 AM   
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I have to say, I was expecting the AI to easily lose Tobruk once your offensive begun, but it seems the DAK is strong still.

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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/20/2018 10:15:57 AM   
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I have to say, I was expecting the AI to easily lose Tobruk once your offensive begun, but it seems the DAK is strong still.
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I think there are a couple of things in play. One I have taken some steps not to exploit the AI's lack of judgement i.e. putting HQ in harms way for no reason, plus the withdrawal (or partial withdrawal) of the battleships and making destroyers have to escort any sea lift.

But I think the biggest reason for the Germans not losing Tobruk is the numpty in charge of the Allied forces.....


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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/20/2018 5:16:38 PM   
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Turn 74 - Axis Turn
24th August 1941


The German panzers slice through the British lines at the junction of the 7th Armoured and 2nd New Zealand Division positions, while at Knightsbridge the Italians apply pressure, threatening to surround the Indian troops to the west.




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/20/2018 5:27:44 PM   
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Turn 75
27th August 1941


The German encroachment into the line southeast of Tobruk is cleared up, but the position to the southwest is altogether more serious....

Turn 75 - Axis Turn
27th August 1941


The Axis turn was one of concentrated bombardment across the board. I will need to check closely on the position of the troops...





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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 3:12:22 AM   
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Turn 76
30th August 1941


Merservy (4th Indian) and Watkins (1st Army Tank Brigade) extract their troops south of Rotunda Segnali and Knightsbridge as best they can, but it is clear that additional troops are required here - and the South Africans remain rooted firmly to the flesh pots of.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXrOZq49TE

...and so aren't providing much in the way of assistance.

It is tempting to try and take out the Italian and German armour that have placed themselves in harms way. Both the Kiwis and 2nd Armoured have an anti-tank regiment.

However, I've noticed that the Australians seem a little light in numbers and it looks like there are just a couple of brigades left and no divisional HQ or supporting arms I can't say for certain if I've missed their withdrawal or if there is another problem with the reinforcement and withdrawal schedule. However I may know soon enough. The 20th and 26th Brigades are still on map and there is no sign of their withdrawal on the table. In real life the division was withdrawn during September and October and so my guess is that this is another problem with the table. If so this really needs looking at please because this is spoiling the game.

The British/Kiwis and Aussies content themselves with sorting out the line and pushing the enemy back toward the Tobruk perimeter. It is really tempting to try and follow the initial success up but Wavell is conscious that he is not exactly overloaded with troops and so plays the cautious game. Still that was not too bad a turn - even if Tobruk remains firmly besieged....




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 3:44:52 AM   
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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 3:59:14 AM   
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Turn 76 - Axis Turn
30th August 1941


This is distinctly uncomfortable.... The Kiwis anti-tank regiment and a battalion of infantry are destroyed and the Axis appear to have units galore all of a sudden....




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 9:46:00 AM   
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Turn 76
30th August 1941


Merservy (4th Indian) and Watkins (1st Army Tank Brigade) extract their troops south of Rotunda Segnali and Knightsbridge as best they can, but it is clear that additional troops are required here - and the South Africans remain rooted firmly to the flesh pots of.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXrOZq49TE

...and so aren't providing much in the way of assistance.

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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 9:53:35 AM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1

Turn 76
30th August 1941


Merservy (4th Indian) and Watkins (1st Army Tank Brigade) extract their troops south of Rotunda Segnali and Knightsbridge as best they can, but it is clear that additional troops are required here - and the South Africans remain rooted firmly to the flesh pots of.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXrOZq49TE

...and so aren't providing much in the way of assistance.

Joel Cairo?




warspite1

No, Cairo, Cairo - of Pyramids fame....





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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 10:04:14 AM   
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Turn 76
30th August 1941


Merservy (4th Indian) and Watkins (1st Army Tank Brigade) extract their troops south of Rotunda Segnali and Knightsbridge as best they can, but it is clear that additional troops are required here - and the South Africans remain rooted firmly to the flesh pots of.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXrOZq49TE

...and so aren't providing much in the way of assistance.

Joel Cairo?




warspite1

No, Cairo, Cairo - of Pyramids fame....





Try an inspiring speech to motivate your army.




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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 10:12:43 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Turn 76
30th August 1941


Merservy (4th Indian) and Watkins (1st Army Tank Brigade) extract their troops south of Rotunda Segnali and Knightsbridge as best they can, but it is clear that additional troops are required here - and the South Africans remain rooted firmly to the flesh pots of.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXrOZq49TE

...and so aren't providing much in the way of assistance.

Joel Cairo?




warspite1

No, Cairo, Cairo - of Pyramids fame....





Try an inspiring speech to motivate your army.



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...or more accurately





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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 10:19:21 AM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1

Turn 76
30th August 1941


Merservy (4th Indian) and Watkins (1st Army Tank Brigade) extract their troops south of Rotunda Segnali and Knightsbridge as best they can, but it is clear that additional troops are required here - and the South Africans remain rooted firmly to the flesh pots of.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXrOZq49TE

...and so aren't providing much in the way of assistance.

Joel Cairo?




warspite1

No, Cairo, Cairo - of Pyramids fame....





Try an inspiring speech to motivate your army.



warspite1

...or more accurately




How did he get past the Royal Navy? Nelson should have caught him en route.

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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 10:27:20 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zorch


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Turn 76
30th August 1941


Merservy (4th Indian) and Watkins (1st Army Tank Brigade) extract their troops south of Rotunda Segnali and Knightsbridge as best they can, but it is clear that additional troops are required here - and the South Africans remain rooted firmly to the flesh pots of.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXrOZq49TE

...and so aren't providing much in the way of assistance.

Joel Cairo?




warspite1

No, Cairo, Cairo - of Pyramids fame....





Try an inspiring speech to motivate your army.



warspite1

...or more accurately




How did he get past the Royal Navy? Nelson should have caught him en route.
warspite1

Maybe they were having a big **** up to celebrate the victory at Aboukir and so missed his little boaty thing sailing back to France?


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RE: Campaign For North Africa 40D-43 - 1/21/2018 10:40:04 AM   
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Turn 76
30th August 1941


Merservy (4th Indian) and Watkins (1st Army Tank Brigade) extract their troops south of Rotunda Segnali and Knightsbridge as best they can, but it is clear that additional troops are required here - and the South Africans remain rooted firmly to the flesh pots of.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXrOZq49TE

...and so aren't providing much in the way of assistance.

Joel Cairo?




warspite1

No, Cairo, Cairo - of Pyramids fame....





Try an inspiring speech to motivate your army.



warspite1

...or more accurately




How did he get past the Royal Navy? Nelson should have caught him en route.
warspite1

Maybe they were having a big **** up to celebrate the victory at Aboukir and so missed his little boaty thing sailing back to France?


According to Boney, he was 'summoned back to France by the Directory to save France'.
Just a coincidence that he had failed at Acre and had nowhere else to go.

I work with an Egyptian from Cairo; he says there's a town where the people are descended from French soldiers.

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