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[Eritrea] Dologorodoc fortress - Action 1 - March 18, 1941 - March 22, 1941

Bataille de Keren - Italian counter-attacks.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/10/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
After the failure of the 29th Indian Brigade to take Mt Zeban and Falestoh Ridge and those of the 10th Indian Brigade on Brig's Peak and Mt Sanchil, the British troops had to be reorganized. And so, the Italians took advantage of this delay to counter-attack. From the 18th to the 22nd of March, they made seven counter-attacks to recapture the Dologorodoc Fortress. All these attacks were repelled by Indian troops with grenades and bayonets. On the 19th of March, General Lorenzini, the spirit of the Italian defense in Keren, was killed in one of these counter-attacks. His death was a severe blow to the morale of the Italian 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, you move first.
Allied player [United-Kingdom/India] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The two blockhaus form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth one medal for whoever controls the fortress.
So the British 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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