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

Unternehmen Marita - Asphyxiation of the defenders.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/11/2016
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

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 5.Gebirgs division crossed the Bulgarian border in the area of Petrich. The Gebirgs Jäger Rgt.100 had to attack Fort Kelkaya while the Gebirgs Jäger Rgt.85 attacked Fort Istimbey and Popotlivista. German assault troops were repelled on the first day, but on the 7th of April, they succeeded to reach the top of the forts and to block all the outlets of the bunkers. Then, with flame-throwers and explosives, they managed to asphyxiate slowly the garrisons of the forts which ended to surrender during the next night.
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] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Combat Engineers" rules (Troops 4) for the six Axis units with "Engineer" badges.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Actions 15).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for units equipped with Antitank Weapons (SWAs2), Mortars (SWAs 3) or Machine-Guns (SWAs 8).
- Use "Mountains" rules (Terrains 30) to the two Greek artillery units on a mountain hexagon.

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

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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