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[Kefalonia 1943] Dilinata - September 22, 1943

German attack and surrender.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 21st of September, the Germans had received enough troops in reinforcement in Kefalonia to have the supremacy in a battle. Italian Division "Acqui" was in defense on the heights south of Kardakata. The German attack began during the night on two main directions, one column under the command of Major Hartmann was on the center of the battle, the other column, named Kampfgruppe Klebe attacked along the chain of Mount Vrochonios. In the first light of 22nd of September, several Stukas of the Luftwaffe arrived to support German troops. The battle was fierce and each side suffered heavy losses. Italian troops were out of ammunition and so General Gandin decided to surrender. In application of Hitler's orders, all Italian prisoners were shot immediately.
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 [Italy] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
Dilinata is a temporary medal objective for the Axis 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).
- 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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