[Kenya] Battle of Moyale - July 15, 1940

Capture of Fort Harrington.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/26/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In late June 1940, Italian forces based in the south of Ethiopia launched an offensive against British troops in Kenya. On the 15 of July, colonial troops of General Gustavo Pesenti attacked the border city of Moyale defended by a Rhodesian garrison of 1st King's African Rifles. After a fierce battle, British troops, overwhelmed by the enemy, evacuated Fort Harrington and let Moyale in Italian hands.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6). Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for Allied units equipped with Mortar (SWAs 3) and Machine-guns (SWAs 8).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Atlas de la 2e Guerre mondiale.

The "campaign" board and "desert" tiles are used to represent more accurately the East African landscape.

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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