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17746U  [Kefalonia 1943] Monte Telegrapho
September 15, 1943
Mediterranean Theater
Italian attack.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2017

Historical Background:
After the armistice between Italy and the Allied in early September 1943, on the Greek island of Kefalonia, the germans asked to the Italians to give them their heavy armaments. Italian troops, awaiting orders from the new government in Italy, refused to give the weapons. That was the beginning of the tragedy, Italians would fight against their former allies. On the 15th of September, as the power strenght was for the italians, General Gandin ordered un attack against the Kampfgruppe Fault on the Monte Telegrapho and another against a German battalion in Razata. In spite of several bombing by the Luftwaffe, this first battle was an Italian victory as the Kampfgruppe Fault surrendered after a violent battle on the Monte Telegrapho and as the German battalion at Razata, was forced to withdraw to the north of the island.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Monte Telegrapho and Razata are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Italian Royal Army" rules (Nations 6) to all Axis units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Several articles on Internet about the tragedy in Kefalonia.

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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