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[Italy] The four days of Naples - September 27, 1943 - September 30, 1943

Napolitan uprising.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/31/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the armistice of Cassibile on the 08th of September 1943, Italian armed forces were demobilized. In the city of Naples, the confrontation began between Italian civilians and the German troops. On the 12th of September, German Colonel Schöll ordered the state of siege and a curfew. On the 27th of September, the arrest by the Germans of 8000 Napolitans to go to the STO launched the first fighting in the Vomero district. The insurgents established barricades in the streets and seized weapons in the fortress Sant'Elmo. On the 29th of September, The Germans attacked the insurgents with some "Tiger" tanks. On the 30th of September, after a lot of exaction against the civilians, German troops left the city. On the 1st of October, Allied tanks entered in the city : Naples was liberated.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [Italy] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Exit marker is in effect on the indicated hexagon of the Allied baseline, only for Axis infantry units.
Fortress Sant'Elmo and the airfield are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nations 1) to Italian units with three figures.
- Use "Tiger" rules (Troupes 16) to the Axis tank unit with a single figure.
- Use "Hedgehogs" rules (Terrains 5) to represent barricades.
- Urban combat rules are optional if you have the battle map "Sword of Stalingrad".

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Les quatre journées de Naples" sur Wikipedia.

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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