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Clearing the Niscemi Highway - Combat Mission: Fortress Italy

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Clearing the Niscemi Highway

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Allies 5 - 2 - 8 Axis
H2H Approaved
Rating: 8.86 (11)
Games Played: 15
SM: 7
Turns: 90
Type: Custom
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
July 12, 1943
Gela Area

The Allies invaded Sicily on July 10, kicking off Operation Husky with airborne drops and amphibious landings in southeastern Sicily. American airborne drops between Gela, Niscemi and Vittoria were followed by the 1st, 3rd, and 45th Infantry Divisions landing at Gela, Scoglitti, and Licata.

The 82nd Airborne drop was badly scattered, and to make matters worse, we were surprised with the presence of the Luftwaffe Hermann Göring Division. Since the drop our paratroopers have clashed with the Italian mobile groups and Luftwaffe troops in a hundred scattered battles, aiming to slow down their counterattacks towards the beachheads or just hanging on for survival.

A small group of our 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment paratroopers they dug themselves into a hilltop villa that overlooks an important highway leading south from Niscemi to Gela. Earlier today they ambushed and destroyed a German 120mm mortar platoon travelling along the highway. This has raised the enemy's ire, and an enemy force of German and Italian troops are moving to destroy the troublesome paratroopers once and for all.

The situation at the beach head has finally stabilized and reinforcements from the 1st Infantry Division are arriving from the south to reinforce the 504th's defenses.
Player Voting Stats
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raz_atoth's Profileraz_atoth Well Balanced 9
Tumatauenga's ProfileTumatauenga Moderately Pro Axis 9
dynaman's Profiledynaman Well Balanced 8
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Toblakai's ProfileToblakai Well Balanced 8
Tumatauenga
Axis has overwhelming superiority early in the game if they are aggressive and gain the orchard however once supporting Allied tanks arrive and if Allies still hold the orchard, game becomes more balanced.
DB_Zero
Master Sergeant
DB_Zero Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:41 am
Good scenario and I think balanced. I got whipped, but that only because I lost all 4 Shermans quickly. I would have used them differently.
Lethal
Private
Lethal Frid Jun 16, 2017 1:56 am
I think this is a good scenario that I did not play well as a defender. Suspect it to be a little pro-axis so the stronger player should take on the defending role, ie allies.
Well worth a play.