[Balkans] Battle of Dürres - April 07, 1939

Annexation of Albany.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/07/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On the 25th of March 1939, Mussolini sent an ultimatum to King Zog for the Annexation of Albany to the kingdom of Italy. Following the reject of the ultimatum by King Zog, Italian troops under the command of General Guzzoni landed on the 7th of April 1939 on several places of the Albany coast. At Dürres, the Albanese garrison, composed of "gendarmes" and civilian militia and armed with some old machine-guns, resisted for some hours to the Italian units of General Messe. The coming of some Italian light tanks ended the resistance in Dürres.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Italy] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Albany] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nation 1) to the two units of militia.
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6). Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for Allied units equipped with Machine-guns (SWAs 8).
- "Air Power" and "Barrage" cards are not allowed to the Allied player, discard it and take another from the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Bataille de Dürres.

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.

Set-up Order
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