[Albania] The failed offensive of Cavallero - January 25, 1941 - January 30, 1941

Guerre italo-grecque
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/08/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Mussolini, who met with Hitler at Salzburg on the 18th of January, knew the Germans would attack Greece in March. He needed a victory against the Greeks before that time and ordered General Cavallero to launch an offensive as soon as possible. The Italian troops attacked on the 25th of January with the objective of recapturing Klissoura (Kelcyre). Attacking from hill 1923, the Italians captured hill 1620 on the 26th and threatened the city. But the 2nd Greek Army Corps counter-attacked and, once again, repulsed the Italian advance beyond their starting point. With snow falling and temperatures dropping to -20°C, the operations were stopped on the front line.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Italy] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Greece] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals
Hill 1620 and Klissoura are each temporary Medal Objectives for the Axis player.
Hill 1923 is a temporary Medal Objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Royal Italian Army rules (Nations 6) are in effect. Badges are not required.
- Place a badge on the 4 Axis elite Infantry units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units). They are Alpini troops.
- Mountain rules (Terrain 30) are in effect, notably impacting the Greek artillery unit.
- Frozen River rules (Terrain 47) are in effect for the Viosa River.
- Because of the altitude and the poor weather during the battle, no air support was available. Do not use the New Flight Plan expansion with this scenario and remove the "Air Power" card before beginning the game.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La Grèce au combat" - Costa de Loverdo.
- "La guerre italo-grecque" - Dominique Lormier.

Remembrance Scenario.

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