After weeks of prodding from both Mussolini and Bodaglio, Italian General Rudolfo Graziani was prepared to resume his offensive on Eithoipia's "Southern Front". In the centre of the advance they encountered the Ethiopians of Ras Nasibu's army solidly entrenched near the wells at Borgut. The Ethiopians had carved numerous trenches and dugouts into the hard soil and were bolstered by the presence of two modern 37mm Oerlikon AA guns and a small contingent of the "Ethiopian Foreign Legion" who manned a nearby outpost. After an aerial bombardment, two assaults were made on the camp; the first by Somalis and Eritreans and the second made by the Blackshirts of Legion 221 supported by engineers with flamethrowers.
Attacker: Italian / Eritrean (Elements of Parini Legion #221 and of the 1st Askari (Eritrean) Brigade)
Defender: Ethiopian (Ethiopians and Terik Bay's 'Special' Eithiopian Foreign Legion)