[Syria] Battle of Kissoueh - June 15, 1941

Operation Exporter - The road to Damascus.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/02/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The main defense line for Damascus was on the north of a small and almost empty river called Nahr el Aouaj. On the 15th of June 1941, Allied troops attacked, on the left in front of Kissoueh with the 5th Indian Brigade, on the right near Nehja with the Free French of BM2 . In spite of a fierce defense of Vichy troops surprised by the attack during a relief, Indian soldiers of the 3rd Punjab Battalion captured Kissoueh. For the Free French, it was not the same thing : Free French Senegalese troops (of the BM2) were confronted to the Vichy Senegalese troops (of the 17th RTS) near the Djebel Kelb. The Free French lost half of their troops in the battle and stopped the attack.
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 [India/Free French] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
For the Allied player, exit marker is in effect on the road hexagon marked "vers Damas" (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Indian units.
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all French infantry units (Vichy troops and Free French). Badges are not required.
- Use "Fordable streams" (Terrains 61) for the Nahr el Aouaj.

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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