[Yugoslavia] Battle of Tarnova - January 19, 1945

Decima Mas versus Yugoslav Partisans.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/26/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
The area of Gorizia, on the border between Italy and Yugoslavia, was at the end of the war, the theater of several battles between Yugoslav Resistance and Axis troops (Germans and RSI troops). After an Axis offensive called "Adler Aktion", the village of Tarnova was fortified in order to protect the main city of Gorizia situated on Isonzo River. On early January 1945, the IX corps of Yugoslav partisans surrounded the Italian battalion "Fulmine" of the Decima Mas Division inside Tarnova. The partisans attack began on the 19th of January and the day after others units of the Decima Mas, reinforced by a platoon of German tanks, counter-attacked to relieve the surrounded garrison. The main battles occurred on the heights of San Daniele and San Gabriele, and around Tarnova. On the 21st of January, the Yugoslav partisans withdrew in the forest and the Italian garrison was relieved.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The capture of Tarnova is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nations 1) to all Yugoslav units. These are partisans. Badges are not required.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to Axis infantry units with Elite badges.
- The Isonzo River is not frozen but impassable (Terrains 8).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Battaglia di Tarnova - Wikipedia italien.

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