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[Albania] Klisura Pass - January 06, 1941 - January 11, 1941

Greco-Italian war.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 08/19/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x10 x12 x10 x12
    first You play first


Historical Background:
During the Greco-Italian war, the counter-offensive of November 1940 allowed to the Greek troops to advance deep in the Albanian territory, driving back Italian troops. Because of the length of the Greek logistics roads, the front was consolidate in front of Klisura in the Albanian mountains. The capture of Klisura Pass was a strategic objective for the Greek troops. On the 6th of January 1941, the 2nd Greek Army Corps attacked Klisura. On the other side, Italian troops used for the first time their new medium tank M13/40, but in this hilly ground, they suffered heavy losses. After four days of fierce battle, Greek infantrymen captured the Pass. Then the front was consolidated until April 1941, at the beginning of German operation "Marita".
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Italy] : 10 command cards.
Allied player [Greece] : 10 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals.
The church of Klisura is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6). Badges are not required.
- Use "Big Guns" rules (Troops 3) for the Greek artillery unit with badge
- Use "Frozen Rivers" rules (Terrains 47).
- Use the Air Power card as Barrage.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipedia - Battle of Klisura Pass.
- Image satellite Google Earth. Klisura is now Këlcyrë.

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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