[Lebanon] Battle of Jezzin - June 17, 1941

Operation Exporter - Counter-attack of the French Legion.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Contained by the french Army in front of Merdjayoun, the Australian brigade advanced through the mountain towards Jezzin. The Australians captured this city on the 14th of June and this capture was a real threat for Beyrouth. Colonel Barré, commander of the 6th Foreign Legion Regiment (Vichy Army) formed a battle-group with different units in order to recapture Jezzin. The battle began on the 17th of June. French Legion and Australian infantrymen fought fiercely without any result but heavy losses. In Jezzin, as the same in Merdjayoun, the battle 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 9 hexes of Jezzin 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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