[Eritrea] Dologorodoc fortress - Action 1 - March 15, 1941 - March 16, 1941

Bataille de Keren - Attack of the 9th Indian Brigade.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/10/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The main objective of the 5th Indian Division was to capture first Dologorodoc fortress and then the Mount Zeban. Four battalions of the 9th Indian Brigade, 2nd Highland Light Infantry, 3/5 Mahratta, 3rd Royal Frontier Force Rgt, 2nd West Yorkshire Rgt, attacked successively "Pimple" and "Pinnacle" to get closer of the Italian fortress. An Italian counter-attack ran into the whole 9th Indian Brigade and was defeated. The West Yorkshire took advantage of this situation to capture the fortress. The day after, 16th March, Italians made several counter-attacks to recapture the fortress but all failed. Nevertheless, British troops entrenched in the fortress stayed under the fire of Italian artillery.
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 [United-Kingdom/India] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The two blockhaus form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth one medal for whoever controls the fortress.
So the Italian player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

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.

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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