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[DO2017] Tobacco factory - September 13, 1943

Operation Husky - Dutch open 2017: Battle for Italy, scenario 4
Western Front By: Jeronimon - Last update: 02/26/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
Tobacco Factory

13 sept 1943: Around the Salerno beachhead, many desperate battles were fought. The fighting over the tobacco factory symbolizes the intensity of this fighting. Consisting of five large, red, fortress-like stone buildings, the tobacco factory (Tabacchificio Fiocche) commanded the roads and Sele river crossings near Persano, thus controlling principal German supply and escape routes in this sector of the beachhead.
The tobacco factory was like a revolving door: after first being attacked on September 11 by Americans, it changed hands twice the following day before coming under American control. On Sept.13 the Germans launched a strong counterattack to recapture the tobacco factory, blocking any Allied advance further inland ... and maybe gaining the access to the road to the beach again.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Allies 5 cards
Axis 6 cards (starting player)

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

The tobacco factory and Albanella are temporary medal objectives for both players

Special Rules:
Airpower card for the allied player: 1d per hex (instead of 2d).
Troops 2 - Special Forces
Use "Combat Engineers" rules (Troops 4) for the Allied and Axis units with an engineers badge.
Troops 27 - Supported Infantry (Supported infantry for infantry with a battlestar)
Use "Mortar - late war" rules (SWA 6) for the units with a mortar badge.
SWA 7 - Machine Gun Late War
The river is unfordable (Terrain 8 - Unfordable River)
The broken bridge is passable by infantry (Terrain 61 - Fordable streams) but if a supported infantry enters the hex the tanks is lost immediately)

Warning:
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.

Set-up Order
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