[Kefalonia 1943] Capo Munta - September 19, 1943

Night attack.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
At the southern end of Kefalonia, Germans had installed a Marine artillery battery at Capo Munta, with about 120 artillerymen well entrenched in defensive positions. Italians decided to attack this position with a strength of two companies from the 17th Infantry Regiment. The attack began in the night 18th to 19th of September but without enough preparation. In the dark of the night, Italian infantrymen were stopped by barbed wire which surrounded the position and were under a violent fire of mortars and machine-guns. The attack was a bloody failure, as the Germans didn't make prisoners, the Italians lost around 73 killed in the battle.
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.
The bunker in Capo Munta is 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.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the infantry units equipped with a mortar (SWAs 6) or a machine-gun (SWAs 7).
- Use "Blitz" rules (Action 15).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

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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