[Eritrea] Mount Enghiahat - March 14, 1941

Bataille de Keren - Attack in the north of Keren.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/05/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Two Free French battalions were involved in the battle of Keren in March 1941. With the 7th Indian Infantry Brigade, they attacked the northern defenses of the Italian fortified camp. After a first battle and the capture of Mount Gegghiro the night before, the battalion of the Foreign Legion was ordered to capture as soon as possible Mount Enghiahat which reaches 2154 m at its highest point. The attack was again in the night and the Foreign Legion captured "le Grand Willy" pass but could not captured Mount Enghiahat, which was fiercely defended by two Italian battalions. A new attack was attempted on the 17th of March by the 7th Indian Brigade, but it was another setback. The Foreign Legion captured finally Mount Enghiahat on the 27th of March but, at that time, the Italians had withdrawn the bulk of their troops.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history !

Axis player [Italy] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [Free French] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Mount Enghiahat is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to all Axis units, badges are not required.
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La Brigade Française d'Orient en Erythrée" - Gal Saint Hillier.
- Hyperwar - East African Campaign 1940-41 - The battle of Keren.

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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