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[Italy] Assault on Casale Rete - February 16, 1944

Unternehmen Fischfang - The Nembo battalion at Anzio.
Mediterranean Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/03/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the Allied landing in Anzio, the German high-command in Italy react quickly and send troops to contain the Alled bridgehead. In february, one of the Axis counter-offensive, called Unternehmen Fischfang, involve the German 4.Fallschirmjäger Division in which is attached the "Nembo" battalion of Italian paratroopers. On the 16th of February, the "Nembo" battalion has to seize hills 74 and 75, "Casale rete" and Campo di Carne crossroad.
After fierce combat against troops of the 1st British Infantry Division, the Italian paratroopers succeed to seize their objectives . But due to their heavy losses, they can't stay on the conquered ground and have to come back to their starting line.
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.
Axis player [Italy] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
Allied player : 6 medals.
Axis player : 6 medals including the two temporary medal objective of "Maison rouge" and Campo di Carne.

Special Rules:
- All Axis infantry units are Italians paratroopers, use "Specialized Units" rules (Troops 2).
- Use "BCF Command" rules to Allied units (Nations 5).
- Use "Italian Army Command" rules to Axis infantry units (Nations 6).

Scenario Bibliography:
- 39/45 Magazine n°64 - Article "Mourir pour Rome".
- Militaria Magazine hors-série n°45 - Débarquement à Anzio, Opération Shingle.
- Wikipedia - Operation Shingle.

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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