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Regalbuto - August 02, 1943

Operation Husky - Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
Mediterranean Theater By: Lt Simon - Last update: 05/13/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Under the command of Major A.A. Kennedy, the Canadian Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment launched an attack on Regalbuto, this time with a proper reconnaissance, and moved from hill to hill arriving at dawn to attack Tower Hill. The Canadians were to meet the Hermann Görings Armoured Engineer Battalion again under the command of Generalmajor Paul Conrath

The Canadian companies moved over rough terrain, but the advance patrols were able to provide guides and the movement went smoothly with their assistance, then pursue toward the potential German retreat route.

Major Kennedy realized as dawn broke that a premature attack would be disastrous. He gave his units time to establish themselves, allowed his company commanders time to assess the ground for the attack on Regalbuto.

At noon on 2 Aug, a Company attacked across the broad valley as a diversion, firing from more than ten separate positions. The Company went to ground as planned and held the attention of the Germans. As the enemy exposed their weapons positions to fire on the company, 3-inch mortar fire and artillery was called down to neutralize them. The other Companies attacked up onto the heights opposite Mt. Tiglio. The heights were cleared within thirty minutes, capturing machine gun positions and driving the Germans off.

You are on 2 Aug. at dawn brake, the stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player (Germany)
- Take 5 Command cards

Allied Player (Canada)
- Take 6 Command cards
- You play first

Conditions of Victory:
Axis Player:
- 6 Victory Medals
- The route 121 has an exit counter, any axis units exiting count for a victory medal.

Allied Player: Canadian
- 6 Victory Medals.
- An Allied unit that captures western Regalbuto town hex has a victory medal, and as long as an Allied unit remains on the captured town hex, it continues to count toward the Allied victory. If the unit moves off or is eliminated, it no longer counts.

Special Rules:

Scenario Bibliography:
1 - Operation Husky - The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, July 10-August 7, 1943 - Mark Zuehlke - isbn 978-1-55365-324-0 (2008)
2 - http://canadiansoldiers.com/history/battlehonours/italiancampaign/leonforte.html

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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