Hitler planned to attack both Yugoslavia and Greece, to secure the Axis southern flank prior to the invasion of the Soviet Union. This would also bail out the Italian armies in Albania that had been forced to retreat by a determined Greek winter offensive. Hitler urged Mussolini to take particular care of the Albanian front to prevent any link up between the Yugoslav and Greek armies. The Italian 9th Army was stationed opposite the Yugoslav frontier in expectation of just such a move, since the Italian commanders speculated the Yugoslav 3rd Army might decide on a Morire in Belleza (Death or Glory) strategy against them. The Cuneense Division was tasked with capturing the border towns to preempt any Yugoslav counter-invasion. Early on 9th, a company pushed into the northern outskirts of the town of Dibra. In the afternoon, Major Annoni personally led the assault company to seize the remaining high ground within Dibra.
Attacker: Italian (Elements of Mondovi Battal Cuneense Division)
Defender: Yugoslavian (Elements of Dibra Garrison, Yugoslavia 3rd Army)
Turns: 7 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Dibra, Yugoslavia 1941-04-09
Squads: A:11.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:1 Mortaio da 81/14 x 1 D:2 75 M mle 28 x 2