[Greece] Battle of Kalpaki - November 02, 1940

Guerre italo-grecque - Defeat of the Centauro armored division.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/26/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The Italian-Greek war began on the 28th of October 1940 in the morning by an Italian general offensive in Epire area. The execrable weather and the hard ground slowed quickly the advance of Italian troops. Moreover the Greek defenders , although they were smaller in number, fought with valor and raging, inflicting heavy losses to the Italians. On the 2nd of November, while Gravala hill was the place of a terrible battle with bayonets, L3/35 light tanks of the Centauro Division, advanced on the road Doliana to Kalpaki. They were stopped at the gate of the city by a deep minefield. Mines and the firing by Greek soldiers were devastating for the armored column which had to withdraw with heavy losses. The battle of Kalpaki became the symbol of the Greek resistance face to the Italian aggressor.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Italy] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied Player [Greece] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For the Axis player, use the "Exit" token rules (Action 23) to the road hexagon marked "vers Janina".

Special Rules:
- Use "Italian Royal Army" rules (Nations 6) to all Axis units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to the three Allied infantry units with Elite badge. These are Evzones.
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29). (8 mines = 2x0, 3x2,1x1,1x3,1x4).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La Grèce au combat" - Costa de Loverdo.

Remember, see the memorial of the battle (The Greek Soldier) on the hill near Kalpaki.

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