[Italy] The tobacco factory - Action 3 - September 14, 1943

Operation Avalanche - The last attack.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/31/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 14th of September, the Germans launched a new attack against US forces with the objective to reach the seaside and to drive back the Allies to the sea. Two Kampfgruppe with a mix of infantry and tanks, attacked along the Sele river from the tobacco factory and Persano. To the US side, it was the last line of defense before the sea, they had to hold it . So they took all means to stop the German advance, anti-tank guns, field artillery, tanks, tanks-destroyers and the naval artillery. The Germans were stopped, when their last tanks were destroyed, the infantry withdrew to the factory. Two days later, the Germans stopped definitively their attack against the Salerno bridgehead and withdrew to the Volturno river.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units with anti-tank weapons (SWAs 5).
- Use "Tank Destroyers" rules (Troops 24) to US armored unit with TD badge.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Hyperwar : US Army in WWII - Salerno to Cassino.
- "Crushing counter-attack at Salerno" - Warfare History Network.

Remember, the buildings of the factory are still existing today (5 buildings in round shape like a ring near the Sele river).

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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