[Albania] Battle of Himara - December 19, 1940

Guerre italo-grecque - Capture of Monte Pilur.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/08/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
Italy launched the Greco-Italian War on October 28th, 1940 when they invaded Greece from Albania. After the Italian attack stalled, the Greek Army launched a massive counter-offensive in November and drove the Italian army back, capturing a significant amount of Albanian territory.
The 3rd Greek Infantry Division advanced toward the city of Himara on the Adriatic coast. The 3/40 Evzone regiment positioned themselves near the village of Pilur in Albania and at dawn on December 19th they made a bayonet charge on the Italian troops entrenched on Monte Pilur. After heavy fighting they succeeded in destroying the mountain battery. Then on the 22nd of December, Greek soldiers captured the Kuç pass which gave them access to the Shushicë valley. To avoid the impending encirclement, Italian troops were forced to abandon the city of Himara.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Italy] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [Greece] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Pilur village is a permanent Medal Objective for the Allied player.
The Kuç Pass is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Royal Italian Army rules (Nations 7) are in effect.
- Place a badge on the 4 Allied elite Infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units). They are Evzone units, Greek elite troops.
- Because of the altitude and the poor weather during the battle, no air support was available. Do not use the New Flight Plan expansion with this scenario and remove the "Air Power" card before beginning the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipedia - Battle of Himara.
- Image satellite "Google Earth".

Remembrance Scenario.

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