[Tunisia] Green Hill - January 05, 1943

The Red Devils'attack.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/26/2023
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
From late November 1942, the Fallschirmjägers of Major Witzig were entrenched on djebel Azzag (called Green Hill by British troops). On the 5th of January 1943, the "Red Devils" of the 3rd Parachute Battalion of lieutenant-colonel Pine-Coffin attacked in order to capture this strategic position on the road of Mateur. The British assault began in the night and the Red Devils succeeded to infiltrate the German defenses on the hill because of the darkness. The first German counter-attack was repelled with bayonets and grenades. But the second attack of the Fallschirmjägers supported by mortar fire repelled the Red Devils down of the hill.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Germany] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The eleven hexes of Green Hill form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 medal for whoever controls the hill.
So the German player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) to all Allied units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis and Allied units, these are Parachute troops. Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the two German units equipped with mortars (SWAs 3).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés" n°33 - La campagne de Tunisie.
- Satellite Image of the area.

Remember, see the British Memorial in front of Green Hill.

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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