As part of Patton’s “reconnaissance in force” to push through western Sicily and capture Palermo, the 3rd Infantry Division had pushed through the mountains towards the town of Agrigento. The area was defended by the Italian 207th Coastal Division, which had units in the town and around it in the hills. The 207th had already seen much desertion and was only about a regiment in size. The Americans attacked on the flanks of the town to knock out the Italian guns and completely surround it. In the early afternoon, the 1st Battalion started to move on Agrigento.
Attacker: American (1st Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division)
Defender: Italian (207th Coastal Division)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Agrigento, Sicily 1943-07-16
Squads: A:14.0 D:12.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 M2 60mm Mortar x 3 D:1 Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 1 Obice da 100/17 x 1