[Syria] Battle of Kadem - June 21, 1941

Operation Exporter - The Free French entered in Damascus.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In the morning of the 21st of June, the Senegalese soldiers of BM1 (Free French) arrived in the village of Kadem, in the south suburbs of Damascus. They were stopped by the fire of Senegalese soldiers of 17th Senegalese Regiment (Vichy French Army). In the area of the windmill, the Foreign Legion (Free French) was stopped too by the fire of a machine-gun entrenched in the windmill. The battle continued near the Normand Barracks were some Vichy soldiers were entrenched. The Free French had to use their field guns in direct fire against the walls of the barracks to force the Vichy garrison to surrender. This was, at that time, the end of the battle for Damascus.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [France Vichy] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [Free French] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The Normand Barracks is a permanent medal-objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all French infantry units (Vichy troops and Free French). Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the French units equipped with mortars (SWAs 3) or 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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