[Lebanon] Battle of Adloun - June 12, 1941

Operation Exporter - "Keep your position !"
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the battle of Kasmiyeh, the 21st Australian brigade continue its advance towards Saïda on the coastal road. On the French Vichy side, a machine-gun platoon under the command of lieutenant de Mesmay, received the order to resist in front of the village of Adloun "without any idea of retreat". Reinforced by an armored platoon of three tanks and a Legion company, the French unit prepared a solid defensive position with trenches, anti-tank guns, machine-guns and some minefields. During the battle, the Royal Navy made an heavy bombardment on the positions, but the French stopped the Australians until the 12th of June. Then as in Kasmiyeh, they were overcame by numbers. Lieutenant de Mesmay was found dead behind his machine-gun, he had fulfilled his mission : to keep the position until the end.
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.
For the Allied player, exit marker is in effect on the road hexagon marked "vers Saïda" (Action 23).

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 French units equipped with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 2) and machine-guns (SWAs 8).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Syrie 1941, la guerre occultée - Vichystes contre Gaullistes" - Henri de Wailly.

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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