[Greece] Metaxas Line, Fort Nimfea - April 07, 1941

Unternehmen Marita - Assault with flame-throwers.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/11/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x4 x6
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 German 50.Infanterie Division was ordered to capture Fort Nimfea and to advance towards Komotini. The German attack failed on the first day, but the fort was bombed during the night and several infantry attacks were made on the 7th of April. All the attacks failed but with the last one, in the evening, German infantrymen reached the first bunkers of the fort. They used smoke grenades, explosives and flame-throwers to fight against the Greek defenders. At 23h30, the atmosphere in the fort was stifling and the commanding officer of the fort surrendered, Fort Nimfea was captured.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Greece] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Combat Engineers" rules (Troops 4) for the five Axis units with "Engineer" badges.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- 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.
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules (Terrains 61).

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 Nimfea (in the mountains, north of Komotini).

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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