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[Syria] Djebel Maani - June 11, 1941

Operation Exporter - First battle between French in Syria.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/28/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Djebel Maani, just before the main defensive line for Damascus, is the higher point of the area. The 5th battalion of 1st RTM and an artillery battery were in defense on it. BM1 of the 1st Free French Division was ordered to capture the djebel. Free French troops under the command of major Delange failed during the first assault in the morning of the 11th of June. The second assault, in the middle of the day, under an oppressive heat, was nevertheless more successful. This fratricide battle was fierce and losses were heavy from the two sides. Finally, Djebel Maani was on the hands of Free French at the end of the day.
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 [Free French] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For the Allied player, exit marker is in effect on the Nehja bridge (Action 23).

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all French infantry units (Vichy troops and Free French). Badges are not required.

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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