[Italy] Magliana's bridge - September 08, 1943 - September 09, 1943

Unternehmen Achse - Unternehmen Achse.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/10/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
08th of September 1943.
The German operation "Achse" was launched as soon as the Italians signed the Armistice with the Allied. The 2.Fallschirmjäger Division received the order to capture Rome. Kampfgruppe Kroh was advancing toward Magliana's bridge on the Tiber river, but this strategic point was defended by Italian soldiers of "Granatieri di Sardegna" Division. During all the night, the battle raged between the former allied (Germans and Italians) fot the capture of the bridge. In the morning, an Italian counter-attack supported by some tanks (Semovente and AB-41 armored cars) seized the bridge from German paratroopers hands. But after fierce combats, the "Granatieri" had to withdraw because of lack of reinforcement. On the 10th of September, Italians signed a new Armistice with the Germans. For Italian soldiers, it was the second Armistice in three days...
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 [Italy] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. Magliana's bridge is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Action 19).
- Use "Specialized Units " rules for all Axis infantry units (Troop 2).
- Tiber river is impassable except by the bridge (Terrain 8).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine 2ème Guerre mondiale - article "Flohzirkus".

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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