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The San Fratello Line - August 04, 1943

Operation Husky - Crossing the Furiano River
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/09/2012
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Historical Background:
After capturing Palermo, Patton and his 7th Army advanced along the north coast of Sicily with the unavowed objective of entering Messina before the British 8th Army of General Montgomery. But Axis forces delay Patton's advance, systematically destroying bridges and setting up successive defense lines. Solidly entrenched on the San Fratello line, the 29.PanzerGrenadier Division had dug in behind concrete strongpoints and found the time to lay out mines everywhere. On August 4, 1943, hiding behind smoke screens, the 15th US Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division crosses the Furiano river, to try and storm the enemy's positions. But the attempt fails and the assault is repelled with heavy losses for the Regiment. The San Fratello line is finally abandoned by the enemy following the landing of Task Force Bernard on their rear, at Sant' Agata di Militello. It's during this Sicily campaign that Private Audie Murphy is promoted to Corporal.

The stage is set, the battle line are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Germany]
Take 5 command cards.

Allied player [United States]
Take 6 command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Sant'Agata and San Fratello are Temporary Medal Objectives for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
Place a badge on the 2 elite German infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).

The Furiano river is fordable (Terrain 41 - Fords & Fordable Rivers).

San Fratello is built upon a hill (Terrain 49 - Hills with Villages).

The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29 - Minefields).

If you own the Campaign Book expansion, any Allied artillery unit that is ordered can fire smoke emitting shells (Actions 21 - Smoke screens) instead of firing. Place 3 Smoke screen markers in 3 adjacent hexes, all within range of the artillery.

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