[Eritrea] Acqua Gap - February 07, 1941 - February 08, 1941

Bataille de Keren - Attack of the 5th Indian Brigade.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/10/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the failure of the 11th Indian Brigade on Brig'sPeak, the Brits tried to reach Keren by crossing the mountains in the south-east, by a pass called "Acqua Gap". The mission to capture Acqua Gap was done to the 5th Indian Brigade who attacked in the night 7th to 8th of February. In the head of the attack, the 5th Rajputana Rifle reached Hill 1260 (Rajputana Ridge) then continued to the north to take Hill 1565 (Sangar) which overhang the pass. The Italians informed, opened fire with heavy mortars and machine-guns which scattered Indian troops. An Indian officer won a Victoria Cross when his platoon charged with fixed bayonets Hill 1565 and captured it. But later, the Italians counter-attacked and repelled Indians on Rajputana Ridge. Another failure for the British 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 [India] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Hill 1565 (Sangar) is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Royal Italian Army" rules (Nations 6) to all Axis units, badges are not required.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Hyperwar - East African Campaign 1940-41 - The battle of Keren.
- Satellite image of the battlefield.

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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