[Sicily] Gerbini airfield - July 17, 1943 - July 22, 1943

Operation Husky - The Arrow Force is stopped.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/19/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In Sicily, Monty's troops were stopped in front of the Etna, on the Hube Line. Gal Wimberley, commanding officer of the 51st Highland Division, was in charge to capture Gerbini Airfield. 23rd Armoured Brigade reinforced by infantrymen of 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was ordered to form the "Arrow Force" and to battle. The offensive began on the 17th of July and after some first success, was stopped by the Simeto river. Scottish infantry crossed the river but was stopped again by barbed wire and machine-guns who shield the airfield and by some counter-attacks of infantry and panzers of the Hermann Goering Division. After the failure of this last attack, Montgomery ordered to Gal Wimberley to stop the offensive.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history !

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals. The main hex of the airfield is a temporary medal-objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "BCF Command"rules (Nation 5).
- Use "Specialized Units" rules (Troop 2) to all German units with Elite Badge.
- Simeto river is a fordable river (Terrain 41).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n° 36 - "Objectif Messine !"

Official scenario of FFM44. Planned to be played for the final during the tournament in Paris on the 18th of September 2010.

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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