[Kefalonia 1943] Kardakata and Ponte Kimoniko - September 16, 1943 - September 18, 1943

German reinforcement.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
With the situation in Kefalonia being worse, the Germans sent reinforcement in the island. Several infantry battalions and one artillery group of the 1.Gebirgs Division landed on beaches of Myrtos and Agia Kiriaki. On the Italian side, General Gandin wanted to recapture the strategical village of Kardakata and in the same time to control the beaches to prevent any other landings. On the west side of the attack, the capture of Kourouklata was done but with heavy losses. On the east side of the attack, Italian troops were defeated at Ponte Kimoniko and the 1st battalion of the 317th Infantry Regiment was totally destroyed. The surviving Italian troops had to withdraw to Divarata.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Kardakata and Ponte Kimoniko are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Italian Royal Army" rules (Nations 6) to all Axis units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Several articles on Internet about the tragedy in Kefalonia.

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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