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  • Where’s Tobruk?

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on February 16th, 2011 (All posts by )

    Recently Libya has been in the news as protests rise against their long-time strongman.  In all the news pictures that I see, however, one question keeps popping up in my mind – “Where’s Tobruk?”  If you are thinking the same thing maybe you grew up on Avalon Hill games, too.  I think that there is a 2-1 attack coming with a 1 in 6 chance of elimination (now that is for the real diehards).

     

    13 Responses to “Where’s Tobruk?”

    1. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      Wow! Hours to set-up and play, and don’t bump the table! Game pieces will go everywhere. Thanks for the blast from the past.

    2. TJ Says:

      Growing up in South Dallas I was a typical urban street urchin. We ran from the police, caused trouble and generally explored the wrong paths of youth. One day we were going through a dumpster and found a curious box: “France 1940” for a whole year we were hooked. The police probably thought we had been killed off.

      Amazing what a bunch of knucklehead kids are capable of when you give them something that is clearly over their heads but has a compelling interest.

      Hadn’t thought of that in years, thanks.

    3. Lexington Green Says:

      I was an SPI fan. But I did have sometimes play Panzer Leader.

    4. steve Says:

      Wow. Good old Afrika Korps

    5. Petey Says:

      I learned to hate strong breezes playing Advanced Squad Leader; Advanced Squad Leader is better than regular Dungeons and…I mean Squad Leader.

    6. Robert Schwartz Says:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobruk

    7. Joseph Fouche Says:

      The open question is who’s besieging who, Rommel or Kaddaffi?

    8. Robert Schwartz Says:

      About where the “h” in Benghazi on your little map is:

      Coordinates: Latitude=32°4′34″N — Longitude=23°57′41″E

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobruk

    9. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Tobruk or Tubruq … is a city, seaport, and peninsula on Libya’s eastern Mediterranean coast, near the border with Egypt.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobruk

      Coordinates: Latitude=32°4′34″N Longitude=23°57′41″E

    10. Michael Kennedy Says:

      A bit off-topic but Steven Pressfield’s book “Killing Rommel” is excellent and its history is accurate. This is where the SAS began. My review is here .

    11. Robert Schwartz Says:

      sorry about the triple post. I thought the first two tries had gotten eaten by your spam filter. Feel free to delete them.

    12. Lexington Green Says:

      Agreed about Killing Rommel.

    13. Dr. Weevil Says:

      SPI nostalgists should check out http://www.hexwar.com: no setup time, opponents all around the world, computer handling all the grunt work, all in all even better than the original board games.