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 thoughts on “Where’s Tobruk?”
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.
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.
I was an SPI fan. But I did have sometimes play Panzer Leader.
Wow. Good old Afrika Korps
I learned to hate strong breezes playing Advanced Squad Leader; Advanced Squad Leader is better than regular Dungeons and…I mean Squad Leader.
The open question is who’s besieging who, Rommel or Kaddaffi?
About where the “h” in Benghazi on your little map is:
Coordinates: Latitude=32°4′34″N — Longitude=23°57′41″E
Tobruk or Tubruq … is a city, seaport, and peninsula on Libya’s eastern Mediterranean coast, near the border with Egypt.
Coordinates: Latitude=32°4′34″N Longitude=23°57′41″E
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 .
sorry about the triple post. I thought the first two tries had gotten eaten by your spam filter. Feel free to delete them.
Agreed about Killing Rommel.
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.
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