[Lebanon] Merdjayoun - Action 3 - June 15, 1941

Operation Exporter - Counter-attack by Battlegroup Amanrich.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After one week of defensive fights, French General de Verdihac, commander of the Vichy troops in Syria and Lebanon, organized a large counter-attack with three objectives : Merdjayoun, Kuneitra and Deraa. A battlegroup under the command of lieutenant-colonel Amanrich (commander of the 6th Tank Regiment) attacked Merdjayoun occupied by an Australian brigade. On the 15th of June, a tank squadron (R-35 light tanks) and two battalions of infantry assaulted the city. In spite of fierce street fighting, Australian soldiers felt back in front of French tanks and withdrew near the Palestine border. The battle of Merdjayoun became a war of position.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The 6 hex of Merdjayoun form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 Medal for whoever controls the village.
So the Allied player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Axis infantry units.

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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