[Italy] Case Grizzano - April 19, 1945

Italian paratroopers versus Fallschirmjägers.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/20/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 19th of April 1945, Italian paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion "Nembo", fighting in the Allied side, had to capture Case Grizzano where German paratroopers of the 1.Fallschirmjäger Division were entrenched. The attack began early in the morning, the Italian paratroopers assaulted the hill after crossing a minefield. The battle was fierce with several close-combat ans several German counter-attacks. At the end of the day, the Italians had captured the position. These two units were allied at El Alamein and then enemies at Case Grizzano.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [Italy] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The central hexagon of Case Grizzano is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Allied and Axis infantry units.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Histoire mondiale des Parachutistes" - SPL.
- Article internet : La Nembo à Grizzano.

Remember, see the memorial to the Nembo paratroopers at Case Grizzano, near Castel San Pietro.

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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