Battle For Hill 609 - December 04, 1943

Mediterranean Theater By: Agent Avacado - Last update: 02/21/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In late April 1943, Hill 609 was the key to the German defensive line facing the American II Corps. The German general Von Arnim
used the hill for artillery fire and observation. From the hill, the Germans could also prevent movement by both the 1st Division
to the south and the 9th Division to the north. Hill 609 was deemed one of the most difficult objectives in Tunisia, not only
protected by steep slopes and artillery but also by fire from nearby high grounds, which gave the Germans a cross fire on the
slopes leading up to it.[5] After rejecting the proposition of bypassing the mountain, II Corps commander Omar Bradley ordered
the 34th Infantry Division commanded by Charles W. Ryder, to take the hill.[6] After heavy fighting and high casualties, the 34th
Division managed to take the hill by April 30th and the following day repelled several German counterattacks.

Axis player Germany take 6 command cards
Allied player take 5 cards and move first

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

Special Rules:
Tunisia and Hill 609 are temporary medals for the allies
Allied units are Special Forces and Elite Armor
All Axis units Specials Forces and Elite Armor except Para drop

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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