At first light, 2nd Battalion of the 47th Infantry Regiment stepped off to seize the next group of hills and, if possible, the village of Cesaro itself. Pushing through the scrub and low hills northwest of Cesaro, Company A quickly reached the lateral road that linked the village with the coastal highway. Unopposed to this point, scouts from "Able" ran back with news that Italian troops had taken up positions on a commanding rise just east of the roadway. The Italian troops, in point of fact, were Carabinieri (military police) busily entrenching on the slopes and preparing to interdict the coastal roadway.
Attacker: American (2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment)
Defender: Italian (178° Battaglione Carabinieri)
Turns: 10 Players: 2 OBA: Italian Night: No
Cesaro, Sicily, Italy 1943-08-08
Squads: A:18.0 D:20.0
AFVs: A:2 1/4 Ton Jeep x 2
Guns: A:0 M2 60mm Mortar x 2 D:0 Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 2