[Lebanon] Merdjayoun - Action 1 - June 08, 1941

Operation Exporter - Resistance of I/22 RTA.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/19/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The Allied offensive in the Lebanese hills was ordered to the 25th Australian Brigade under the command of Brigadier Baxter. Coming from the Palestine border the brigade arrived on the 8th of June in front of the city of Merdjayoun, defended by a single company of 1st battalion 22th RTA. The French were well entrenched in the city and on the hills and opened fire on the Australian soldiers as soon as they were at the firing range. The village of Khiam, was quickly captured by Australians but they failed at Merdjayoun, because of the heavy fire of the French.
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 French units equipped with mortars (SWAs 3) and 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.

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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