[Eritrea] Flat Top - March 15, 1941

Bataille de Keren - Attack of the 11th Indian Brigade.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/10/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
During the British major attack of the 15th of march at Keren, the 11th Indian Brigade had to take Flat Top, Hog's Back, Mt Sanchil and Brig's Peak with three battalions. For the 2nd Cameron, it was a new failure in front of Mt Sanchil and Brig's Peak. After that the 1st Royal Fusiliers which replaced the 2nd Cameron failed again. In the middle, the 1/6 Rajputana Rifle captured Hog's Back but with heavy losses. And on the left side, the 2/5 Mahratta attacked the Italians on Flat Top and after a fierce battle , captured its objective in the morning. But the Indian advance was stopped by the heavy resistance of Italian troops and the commader of the brigade ordered to consolidate the new positions on Flat Top and Hog's Back.
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] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Flat Top and Brig's Peak are each 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.

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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