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[Syria] Djebel Habil - July 11, 1941

Operation Exporter - The last battle in the Levant.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
While the negotiations began between the France Vichy general staff and the Allied general staff, the battle continued on the ground. On the west of Damascus, Moroccan soldiers of France Vichy, under the command of colonel Péfontan, were entrenched on djebel Maazar and djebel Habil. On the 11th of July, British soldiers of the 16th Brigade, 6th Infantry Division, attacked djebel Maazar and the Free French attacked djebel Habil. Once again the battle was fierce and the British and Free French were driven back by the counter-attacks of the Moroccans. This was the last successful battle of the war for the French Army of Levant. The cease fire came into effect at midnight on the 12th of July. The war of Levant was over, after 34 days of battle.
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.
Allied player [United Kingdom/Free French] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all British units.
- 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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