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thegreatchewbaca

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#1 14 years ago

I almost positive Americans fought there since they fought at Kassarine pass and much more.




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#2 14 years ago

Americans fought extensively in the last periods of the African theatre.

They mostly fought on the West African areas(Algeria etc.) whilst the Brittish and their former colonies fought on the other... Anyway, it would be interesting to see a Tiger vs Sherman in the open desert. Anyway, I would like to say that there might have been some American units in the East. My knowledge about the events in Africa is quite incomplete.




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#3 14 years ago
thegreatchewbacaI almost positive Americans fought there since they fought at Kassarine pass and much more.

Yes Eisenhower got his ass kicked.




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#4 14 years ago

ya I know and that why he fire that one general who sucked and replaced him with Omar Bradley I believe




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#5 14 years ago

Well in the scheme of the African theatre the Americans were hardly there at all. They invaded Morocco unopposed, captured Algeria with minimal resistance, and then steamrolled over Tunisia with the 8th British Army advancing from the other side. They did get spanked soundly at Kasserine, but by the time they set foot on African soil the outcome was already determined... Slam dunk.




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#6 14 years ago
'[11PzGmatyast']Anyway, it would be interesting to see a Tiger vs Sherman in the open desert.

You sure? Was the Tiger that early? This isn't me being smart, I honestly don't know, but it seems a bit to soon for the Tiger.




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#7 14 years ago

Yeah i do agree, i'm not insulting america or anything or the vets that fought there but the british fought FAR more in north africa than the americans did and to be completely honest, the african theatre was already over (pratically) even before the americans got there. The 'Desert Rats' (8th armoured) had just steamrolled the german panzer divisions and the introduction of the p40 kittyhawk fighter/bomber enabled the brits to destroy many german panzers before they even met the british on the ground, i think that's right.... ;) EDIT: At mike, yeah the tiger just about made it to the african theatre and fought in tunisia i believe, although there were probably very few of them. AFAIK, kursk was the first place that tigers were used in a big quantity (i think :uhm: ).




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#8 14 years ago

There were some Tigers right at the end, I believe there were 30 or 40 tanks sent to assist in the last-ditch defense of Tunisia. Unfortunately von Arnim didn't let Rommel use them for his exploitation after seizing Kasserine, and they were picked apart piecemeal without achieving anything more than small, tactical successes.




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#9 14 years ago

Hm, yes it could be interesting seeing the tiger back in the desert




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#10 14 years ago

Maybe the devs could do a Tunis map one day and maybe have 2 versions: 1 for the yanks and 1 for the brits, could be quite nice. Dunno just a suggestion.