[Syria] Cheik Meskine - June 08, 1941

Operation Exporter - Attack of the 3rd Punjab Battalion.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x5 x5 x5
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The 5th Indian Brigade, followed by the Free French Brigade, crossed the border of Syria on the 8th of June early in the morning and capture easily the city of Deraa. But in front of Cheik Meskine, Punjab infantrymen were suddenly under the fire of Vichy French soldiers (a Senegalese company and an armored cars platoon). They were too strafed by same Vichy French aircraft. Several bren-carriers were destroyed and the Indian attack was repelled. Brigadier Lloyd decided to resume the attack on the 9th of June but during the night, the French made a sortie in force and evacuated Cheik Meskine.
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.
Allied player [India] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
5 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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