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Valguarnera - July 17, 1943 - July 18, 1943

Battle of Sicily
Western Front By: Brummbar - Last update: 07/27/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x5 x6 x5
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The Germans had set up a solid blocking point just outside of the town of Valguarnera to prevent the Canadians inland advance along highway 117.

The Canadian commander, Guy Simonds put into action his plan. He meant to hold down the main defending force while sending out a flanking attack cross country to take the town by surprise. Brig. Penhale's brigade carried out the main attack.

Brig. Graham's brigade carried out the flanking action and found their way with little navigational aids through gullies and ridges to find themselves on the town. Here they hastily set up a road block to prevent the movement of German troops to reinforce the line.

The German commander was soon aware of the enemy now behind his line and was forced to deal with that situation. Troops that were meant to support the main defense were now setting up a defense of their own. Soon, it was realized that the situation was lost. The Germans pulled back in the middle of the night and the patrols of the 48th Highlanders found the town abandon.

Axis Player [Germany]: Take 5 Command Cards

Allied Player [Canada]: Take 6 Command Cards
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals

The town of Valguarnera is a Temporary Medal Objective for the Allies.

Special Rules:
The river hexes are Fordable Streams (Terrain - 61)

Road Block - An ordered Allied infantry unit that is on a road hex may, instead of battling, place a road block on the same road hex. Note; the roadblock on the map isn't to be placed there, it's for hex set up purposes.

PIATs - Marked Allied units are equipped with the SWA Anti-Tank Gun. See Mediterranean Theater pg. 8-9

Scenario Bibliography:
The D-Day Dodgers - Daniel G. Dancocks
The Regiment - Farley Mowat

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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