[Syria] Battle of Ezraa - June 17, 1941

Operation Exporter - Free French troops recapture Ezraa.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The city of Ezraa was reconquered on the 15th of June by units of Major Simon during the French Vichy main counterattack. After the failure to recapture Cheik Meskine, Major Simon advanced to Soueida, leaving Ezraa with only one infantry battalion for the defense. On the Free French side, Lieutenant-colonel Génin had to recapture Ezraa with one battalion too. The Free French attack began in the night 16th to 17th June. Ltc Génin was one of the first killed in action of this battle . The Free French troops succeeded to recapture the city in the morning of the 17th thanks to the reinforcement of some British troops in this fierce battle between French troops.
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/United Kingdom] : 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 French infantry units (Vichy and Free French). Badges are not required.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

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.

Set-up Order