Breaking the Etna Line - August 01, 1943 - August 03, 1943

Operation Husky -
Mediterranean Theater By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 11/02/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x8 x6 x8
    first You play first

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
During the last week in July 1943, Montgomery gathered his forces to renew the attack on August 1st. His immediate objective was Adrano, the capture of which would split the German forces on either side of Mt. Etna. Axis forces were now settled on a 2nd defensive line, the Etna Line.

Allies: 6 cards, you move first.
Axis: 5 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals
Catania, Cesaro and Randazzo are temporary objectives worth 1 medal for the Allies.
The Axis can use the exit hex to gain 1 additional medal for each exiting unit.
Messina is a PERMANENT medal objective worth 2 medal for the Allies.

Special Rules:
Air Power as Artillery Bombard deck is used as Allied air force is off protecting the fleet.
The Dittaino River is fordable on the hex marked with an 'f'.
The bridges may be entered from ANY adjacent hex(online bug).
Mt. Etna(4 hexes) is impassable and blocks line of sight. Please play it that way. ONLY artillery can shoot over it.
The wadis represent deep gorges that the Allies had to overcome in their assault through the Carone Mts. You CAN take ground across the side of the wadi(gorge). You just can't enter from the side.(online rule)
Special force inf. units for both sides as marked. Can move 2 and battle.
German anti-tank guns as marked.
German Special force armor unit has 4 figures. It can move 3 hexes.
Italian armor is 4 figures but only moves 2 hexes.
Italian troops retreat like normal units.
All artillery are mobile. Axis artillery are only 1 figure.
British engineers as marked. Ignore dice reductions in close assault.

Note: Board layout represents the topography of Sicily which is dry like North Africa and a little greener like mainland Italy.

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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