The Italian Army erupted across the Greek border in an attempt to add Greece to the New Roman Empire and show Hitler that Italy, too, could launch a blitzkrieg attack. Mussolini’s tactically-bankrupt command had not anticipated the tenacity of the Greek resistance. They captured the Greek town of Koritsa – only six miles into Greek territory. The Greek general Papagos realized the importance of Koritsa. A successful thrust from there might break through to Thessallonika and cut off all of western Thrace. . .
Attacker: Greek (1st Cavalry Regiment and 10th Reconnaissance Battalion)
Defender: Italian (8th Alpini Regiment/47th Infantry Division)
Turns: 10 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Koritsa, Greece 1940-11-17
Squads: A:24.0 D:24.0
AFVs: A:3 L3/35(i) x 3
Guns: A:3 75M 19S x 3 Ur wz. 35 x 1 D:1 Cannone da 65/17 x 1 Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 2 Fucile-cc S x 2