[Syria] Siege of Palmyra - June 22, 1941 - July 03, 1941

Operation Exporter - French Legion defends the oasis.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/30/2020
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
Coming from Irak, the British "Habforce", crossed the Syrian desert to reach the city of Homs via the oasis of Palmyra. But Major Gherardi, the French commander of the garrison, among which the 15th company of the Foreign Legion, wanted to fight to the end. During two weeks of fierce fighting, from 22th of June to the 3rd of July, the defenders of Palmyra, resisted to the attacks of the Habforce. Finally, the 3rd of July, when Fort Weygand surrendered, out of ammunition, the British troops were amazed by the very few defenders and then payed honor to the French garrison.
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 [United Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Fort Weygand is a permanent medal-objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Axis infantry units.
- Use "North African Desert" rules (Action 9).
- Use "Oasis Recovery" rules (Action 10).

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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