[Balkans] AttaCk on Brac Island - June 02, 1944

Operation Flounced - Hill 622.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/08/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The raid on Brac Island (Operation Flounced) was decided when the Germans attacked Tito's HQ in Drvar (Unternehmen Rösselsprung). The aim was to create a diversion pour prevent the Germans to send reinforcements at Drvar. Operation Flounced involved the 40 and 43 RM Commando under the command of Ltc John Churchill (Mad Jack) and the 13th Partisan Brigade. Landed in the night of 02 June 1944, the British commandos had to attack a German strong point on hills in the south west of Nerezisca. This strong point was defended by the 3rd battalion of 738.IR (118.Jäger Division) firmly entrenched behind barbed wire and minefields. The commandos attacked without the support of the partisans, they succeeded to invest the strong point (Hill 622) in spite of heavy losses but were quickly repulsed by a German counterattack and Ltc Churchill, surrounded by the enemy, was taken prisoner. Because of the highly resistance of the Germans in Brac, the commandos and partisans left the island and withdrew to Vis Island.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom and Yugoslav partisans] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The 13 hexes of Hill 622 form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 medal for whoever controls the hills.
So the Axis player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

Special Rules:
- Use "French Resistance" rules (Nations 1) to the 4 units of Yugoslav partisans.
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5).
- Use "Specialized Unit" rules (Troops 2) to all British infantry units. Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset >1942 rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the two German units equipped with mortars (SWAs 6).
- The Axis player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- If you play with the New Flight Plan expansion, use only the fighters for each camp (Spitfire and Me 109).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "By land and by sea" - The story of the Royal Marine Commandos.
- Image satellite de l'île de Brac.

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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