Operation Encore - February 18, 1945 - March 05, 1945

Mediterranean Theater By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 11/05/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x8 x5 x9
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There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
Operation Encore took place from 18 February to 5 March 1945. It was a limited offensive operation designed to secure better positions for initiating a spring offensive to capture the Po River valley. The operation took place as the Allied armies in Italy were conducting an active defense which had been assumed in October 1944 when large scale offensive operations were suspended due to a lack of sufficient ammunition, bad weather, and heavy losses. The objective of the operation was to seize a series of mountain peaks and ridges averaging 3,800 feet in height. Control of these peaks and ridges would provide a strong anchor from which the spring offensive could be launched.

Briefing:
Allies: 5 cards, you move first.
Axis: 4 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
9 medals Allies.
8 medals Axis.
Monte Belverde, Monte della Torracia and Monte Castello are all temporary medal objectives worth 1 medal for the Allies.
Monte della Castellano is a permanent medal objective worth 1 medal for the Allies .

Special Rules:
Use Air Power as Artillery Bombard deck due to inclement weather.
All mines are laid by the Axis.(Mediterranean mines)
French Resistance badges represent the Brazilian Expeditionary Force. They have the same movement and attack capabilities as the French Resistance. They have 3 figures per unit.
U.S. Ranger badges represent the 10th Mountain Division. They can move 2 and battle.
ALL armor moves two hexes due to muddy and difficult terrain.
German Rosette armor has 4 figures.(Tiger)
German units marked with the Finnish Ski troop badge are elite mountain troops. They move, attack and retreat like regular Finnish units and are 4 figures per unit.
One U.S. and one German artillery are mobile.
One Axis artillery is 1 figure and is not mobile.
Allied engineers as marked. Ignore dice reductions in close assault.
Allied Special Forces as marked. They can move 2 and battle.

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

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