[Eritrea] Mount Zeban and Falestoh Ridge - March 17, 1941

Bataille de Keren - Attack of the 29th 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:
Orders to the 5th Indian Division for the 17th of March 1941 were to consolidate the positions around Fort Dologorodoc wirh the 9th Indian Brigade and to take Mount Zeban and Falestoh Ridge with the 29th Indian Brigade. The 1st Worcestershire Rgt could advance near Falestoh Ridge but failed to seize the top. On the left, 3/2 Punjab and 6th Royal Frontier Force Rifles rushed towards Mount Zeban and Zeban Minor. They seized MG Ridge after a fierce battle but suffered heavy losses by the intensive fire of Italians entrenched on Zeban, so they could not reached their objectives The Commander of the 29th Indian Brigade decided to withdraw his troops on less exposed positions.
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.
Mt Zeban, Zeban Minor and Falestoh Ridge 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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