[Tunisia] Hill 609 - April 30, 1943

Attack of the 34th US Infantry Division.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/21/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 24th of April, the 2nd US Corps of General Bradley began the offensive. But US troops were quickly stopped in front of Hill 609 defended by German paratroopers of Regiment Barenthin. It needed five days of battle to the 34th Infantry Division to capture this hill which dominate all the area. The battle was fierce eand the fallschirmjägers launched several counter-attacks, in particular on Hill 523 against troops of the Big Red One. It was only the 30th of April that the 2nd Battalion, 168th Infantry, with the support of 17 Sherman tanks, captured Hill 609.
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 States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The six hexes of Hill 609 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 "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2) to all Axis, these are Parachute troops. Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset>1942 Rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the German unit equipped with mortars (SWAs 6).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Batailles & Blindés Hors Série n° 43 - Afrika Korps, la bataille de Tunisie.
- Satellite Image of the area Sidi Nsir-Hill 609.

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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