[Lebanon] Resistance at Kasmiyeh - June 09, 1941

Operation Exporter - The Australians crossed the Litani river.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In June 1941, at the beginning of Operation exporter, the Australians of Brigadier Stevens, advanced on the coastal road, took the city of Tyr without any fighting and arrived in front of the Litani river. The failure of the Scottish commando operation implied that Australians had to fight for the crossing of the river. The defense was made by the 3rd battalion of the 22nd RTA under the command of Major Le Corné, entrenched on the hills which overhang the river. The French soldiers made a fierce resistance but with no reinforcement arrived, they were overwhelmed and surrendered. The defensive position of Kasmiyeh had stopped the Australians for two days.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [France Vichy] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [Australia] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Axis infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the two French units equipped with machine-gun (SWAs 8).
- The Litani river is fordable (Terrains 41).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Syrie 1941, la guerre occultée - Vichystes contre Gaullistes" - Henri de Wailly.
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°50 - De l'Irak à la Syrie - 1941.

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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