[Corsica - Resistance] Battle of Levie - September 15, 1943 - September 17, 1943

200 patriots stopped a SS column.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/16/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In south Corsica, on the 15th of September 1943, a German column composed with SS infantrymen, Italians "Black Shirts" and some tanks advanced to the north towards the village of Levie. The advance of this column was slow because of the action of French resistance who made roadblocks and ambushes along the road. On the 16th of September, arriving near Levie, the German column was stopped by the destruction of the Roja bridge by the French Resistance. At that time there was a fierce battle between SS and Black Shirts troops against the 200 Corsican patriots helped by some Italian Badoglio troops. The village of Levie was temporarily captured by some Italian Black Shirts but finally Axis troops withdrew to Porto Vecchio because the mountain road was definitively close for the crossing of tanks.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. Levie is a permanent medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nations 1).
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to the three Axis Italian units and three Allied Italian units. Don't use "Italian High Command" rule.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the three Axis Italian units.
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) to the two German units with Engineer badge.
- Use "Roadblocks" rules (Terrains 40). Quote : a roadblock can be removed by an engineer unit.
- For the Allied player, use "Blowing up bridges" rules (Actions 2 - option 2).

Scenario Bibliography:
39-45 Magazine n°133/134 - Corse 1940-44.

Remember, see the Memorial to the Corsican patriots at Usciolo Pass.
Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Compiègne on the 15th of September 2018.

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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