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[Lebanon] Saïda defence - June 13, 1941 - June 16, 1941

Operation Exporter - French armored counter-attack.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/05/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
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Historical Background:
On the 13th of June 1941, the 21st Australian Brigade arrived in front of Saïda. The Australian infantrymen where pinned in the open by the machine-guns of a colonial infantry battalion, entrenched on the hills of Miyé-Miyé. Then, several French tanks counter-attacked in the coastal plain and terrified the Australians which were stopped until the 17th of June. Then,French Major Lehr, knowing that his position was bypassed, ordered to his units to withdraw to the Damour river.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [France Vichy] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [Australia] : 5 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 machine-guns (SWAs 8).

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.

Warning:
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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