[Yugoslavia] Battle of Kopliku - April 15, 1941

Unternehmen Marita - Italian division Centauro in Yugoslavia.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In April 1941, Italian troops participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia. In the Scutari area, the armoured division "Centauro" was fighting against the Yugoslav division "Zetska". On the 15th of Aprril, L3/35 and M13/40 tanks of the 31° Carristi and the infantrymen of 1° Bersagliere crossed the Proni That river, the Yugoslav frontline. L3/35 light tanks in flame-thrower version were used to clear the Kopliku forest from which the 38th Yugoslav infantry regiment made some counter-attacks. Once the front line was broken, Italian troops could advanced to Podgoritsa, Trebinje and Raguse (Dubrovnik).
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Kopliku is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to all Axis units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Italian infantry units.
- Use "Flame Thrower" rules for the two tanks units with badge (Troops 13).
- "Air Power" card is removed of the game before to play.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés" n°76 - article "Blitzkrieg à l'italienne".

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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