[Italy] Battle of Termoli - Action 2 - October 05, 1943

Operation Devon - German counter-attack.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/07/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the capture of Termoli by commandos of the Special Service Brigade on the 3rd of October 1943, German troops reacted quickly. Generalfeldmarschall Kesselring ordered to the 16.Panzer Division to counter-attack and recapture Termoli. On the 5th of October, German tanks appeared on San Giacomo ridge and then advanced towards the city. Anti-tank guns of the 11th Infantry Brigade inflicted them some losses but British troops, separated from the main force because of the destruction of the pontoon bridge by the rising of the Biferno river, were in very bad situation in front of the tanks attack. Once the pontoon bridge was repaired, British tanks could cross the Biferno and the situation changed in favor of the British troops. The German 16.Panzer Division had to withdraw and finally the 8th Army won the battle of Termoli.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The port of Termoli is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to Allied commandos units and all Axis infantry units .
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for Allied units equipped with anti tank guns (SWAs 5).
- The Allied player can place a pontoon bridge on the Biferno river. Use "Pontoon Bridge" rules (Terrains 33).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Commando" - John Durnford Slater.
- Military Magazine hors-série n°43 - Premiers pas en Italie.

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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