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16701U  [Italy] Monte Battaglia
September 27, 1944 - September 30, 1944
Mediterranean Theater
The little "Cassino" of the Blue Devils.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2016

Historical Background:
In September 1944, the 88th US Infantry Division "Blue Devils" advanced in the valley of Santerno and liberated the village of Castel del Rio. Italian partisans of the 36e Brigata Garibaldi had taken Hill 715, called Monte Battaglia, before the Germans and were joined by the 2nd Battalion / 350th US Infantry Regiment on the top of the hill. From the 27th to the 30th of September, German soldiers of the Reich-Division "Hoch und Deutschmeister" (ex-44.ID), reinforced by some paratroopers of the 4.Fallschirmjäger Division, attacked several times the defenders of Monte Battaglia. In spite of heavy losses, the US soldiers and Italian partisans resisted on the hill and repelled all the attacks. In remember of this fierce battle, the 350th US Infantry Regiment received the name of "Battle Mountain Regiment".
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United States/Italy] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The medieval tower of Monte Battaglia is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nations 1) to the four Italian partisans units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the two Axis infantry units with badges .
- The medieval tower is on the hill, thus at the same level than adjacent hexagons.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Ligne de front n°55 - Article sur la Reich Division "Hoch und Deutschmeister".
- Plusieurs articles internet sur le Monte Battaglia.

Remember, see the memorial to the Allied units on Monte battaglia, near the village of Castel del Rio.

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