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June 15th - 17th 1941
Operation Battleaxe was a North African-theatre battle of World War II, fought in 1941 by the forces of the United Kingdom's Army and Nazi Germany's Afrika Korps. It was hoped that a Nazi defeat would ease the Siege of Tobruk, but was nearly a complete disaster. On June 15th, 1941, British forces attacked the Afrika Korps positions and scattered them, while withstanding several counterattacks. Elsewhere, British tanks came under heavy fire from Nazi artillery. Over half of all British tanks were destroyed on the first day. On the second day, approximately three-fourths of their tanks were gone. The Afrika Korps then counterattacked the British Army with a flanking maneuver, forcing the British to retreat on June 17th. The operation was a humiliating defeat for the British Army.
The map provides each of the British and Germans with an uncapturable base on plateaus opposite each other. In between lies a large valley with 6 control points in, 3 British and 3 German, arranged in a circle. Both teams have the same amount of resources (tanks, planes, etc.).
Most of the flags have a similar layout; a bunker (with mounted machinegun), sandbags, barbed wire, and a number of supplies, including medical cabinets and ammunition boxes. Certain flags will spawn a tank (either a Panzer IV or an M4 Sherman).
1st Line British BunkersEdit
2nd Line British BunkerEdit
1st Line German BunkersEdit
2nd Line German BunkerEdit
On the A2 and A3 line there are shrubs in the shape of the letters NS. This stands for Niclas Svensson, the person who designed the map for Operation Battleaxe.