The Advance on Leghorn - July 02, 1944 - July 19, 1944

Mediterranean Theater By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 12/21/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x8 x5 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:
Two days after Rome fell, orders were given to push the Germans 170 miles north to a line running form Pisa to Rimini as quickly as possible to prevent the establishment of any sort of coherent enemy defense in central Italy. In spite of the handicaps posed by growing shortages and obstacles presented by the enemy, the Fifth and Eighth Armies continued to advance. The U.S. Japanese-American Regimental Combat Team captured the port of Leghorn on July 19th, and reached the banks of the Arno with the rest of the 5th Army on July 23rd.

Allies: 5 cards, you move first.
Axis: 4 cards.

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals
Leghorn is a temporary medal objective worth 2 medals for the Allies and 1 for the Axis.
Colle Salvetti and Toretta are temporary medal objectives worth 1 medal for the Allies.

Special Rules:
Air Power as Artillery Bombard deck is used due to the negligible effect of the air force on the German positions.
Wadis represent deep gorges between hills. Infantry, armor and artillery shoot out at -1 die(normal rule).
For online purposes:
1. All attacking units (including artillery)must be adjacent to their target to attack units in wadis.
2. Units that are in wadis and conducting an attack have a dice reduction of 1.
3. You CAN take ground across a wadi wall after attacking, but can't do it in regular movement.
Allied and Axis artillery are mobile and have 1 figure.
Allied and Axis special forces as marked. Can move 2 and battle.
ALL armor, both Allied and Axis, can only move 2 hexes due to difficult terrain.
Axis Rosette armor is 4 figures.
Allied engineers as marked. ignore dice reductions in close assault.
NOTE: U.S. infantry with Japanese badge represents Japanese -American soldiers who fought with great valor in the Med. theater. They are special forces that can move 2 and battle.

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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