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[Desert War] Wadi Muatered - January 03, 1941 - January 05, 1941

Mediterranean Theater By: secret_strategem - Last update: 12/22/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
The attack against the Wadi Muatered on the southern edge of the Bardia defenses took place at night on 3 January 1941. The attack was carried out by the 2/6th Battalion of Arthur Godfrey. Godfrey was only ordered to make a limited attack but he instead decided to attack all out. The attack was neither well planned nor well executed.
B, C and D companies all attacked the Italian defenses on the other side of the Wadi and all were able to gain an entry. However D company was heavily counter attacked and forced to withdraw into the wadi which was covered by Italian machine guns and targeted by artillery. D company was almost completely annihilated. The two other companies were likewise marooned. Even though he still had A company in reserve, there was no way of bringing it into play without annihilation.
The 2/6th remained pinned down until the Italian collapse on the 5th. For some reason Godfrey refused to outflank the Italians with a platoon operating independently on the east. The foolhardy attack at Wadi Muatered resulted in the heaviest casualties sustained by any unit at Bardia.

Briefing:
Allied Player [Australia]
Take 4 Command Cards, you move first.
Axis Player [Italy]
Take 5 Command Cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

Special Rules:
[Nation 5] British Commonwealth Forces Command Rules are in effect.
[Nation 6] Itailian Royal Army Command Rules are in effect.
[Action 19] Night Attack rules are in effect.

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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