[Italy] La Mainarde - December 27, 1943

Assault of the 8th RTM.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Snow had now felt on the Abruzzes mountains, the 2th Moroccan Infantry Division had to capture the mountain "La Mainarde". After a first attempt the day before, the 8th RTM attacked in the morning of 27th of December with its three battalions. The Moroccan riflemen assaulted hill 1478 and hill 1132 under the heavy fire of mortars and machine-guns of the 85.GebirgsJaeger Regiment. the battle finished in close combat with grenades and bayonets, there were very few prisoners. For midday, the two peaks were under controlled and the riflemen of the 2/8th RTM reached the Case la Mainarde in the afternoon. A new victory for the CEF.
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] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
Hill 1478, hill 1132 and Case la Mainarde are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Infantry" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for the Axis units equipped with mortars (SWAs 6).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Le Corps Expéditionnaire Français en Italie, 1943-1944" - Jacques Robichon.
- Historique du 8e RTM.

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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