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[Italy] The San Michelle Pass - December 15, 1943

First battle of the French Expeditionary Corps in Italy.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In the Italy campaign, the French Expeditionary Corps (CEF), just arrived in Italy had to prove to the Allies its capacity to fight. The 2nd Moroccan Infantry Division (2 DIM) was the first French unit to land in Naples. Its first battle was to take the Mount Mare in the night by crossing the San Michelle Pass, the 8th Moroccan Rifle Regiment (8 RTM) was ordered for this battle. The Moroccan riflemen captured the pass but due to the fierce resistance of German 572.Infanterie Regiment on the Monte Castelnuovo and some French units lost in the night, the Mount Mare could not be reached on the 15th of December. The first battle of the CEF was finally a draw.
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 [France] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The wood hex of San Michelle Pass (Cluse San Michelle) is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied units.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Action 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Le Corps Expéditionnaire Français en Italie" - Paul Gaujac.

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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