[Greece] Metaxas Line, Fort Lisse - April 06, 1941 - April 09, 1941

Unternehmen Marita - Resistance of the Greek forts.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/11/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x8 x5 x8
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The Metaxas Line was a Greek defense line composed of several forts as the French Maginot Line. This line was established in the Rhodope mountains along the border with Bulgaria. On the 6th of April 1941, this line was attacked by German troops during the invasion of Greece, Operation Marita. The 72.Infanterie Division captured quickly Kato Nevrokopion and attacked Fort Lisse. This fort was a part of a fortified system composed of several fortresses around the Nevrokopion plain (Fort Lisse, Fort Pyramidoïdes, Fort Perithori and Fort Dassalvi). In spite of air bombings, artillery fire and several assaults of infantry and tanks, German troops didn't succeed to capture one of these forts during the battle. On the 9th of April, the Greek defenders received the order to cease fire because of the capitulation of the East Macedonia Army command in Thessaloniki.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for units equipped with Mortars (SWAs 3) or Machine-Guns (SWAs 8).
- Use "Mountains" rules (Terrains 30) to the Greek artillery unit on a mountain hexagon.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La Grèce au combat" - Costa de Loverdo.
- Magazine Historica hors-série n° 58 - L'invasion de la Grèce.

Remember, see the memorial at Fort Lisse (near the village of Ochiron , in the south of the city of Kato Nevrokopion).

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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