With the German invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia on April 6th, the M13/40-equipped IV Battaglione Carri M redeployed to Albania’s northern border to support the L (Light) tank battalions of the “Centauro” Armored Division. Here they stayed until Italian-Yugoslav armistice talks ended at sunrise on April 11th. Twenty-two Italian tanks with infantry support started to ford the river, which ran low at some points even in the month of April. Suddenly the Yugoslavians opened fire and destroyed eleven of the “L” type tanks and two of the M13/40s. The Italians regrouped and showed that when well led, they could take the initiative. . .
Attacker: Italian (Elements of the 131st Centauro Armored Division)
Defender: Yugoslavian (Elements of Yugoslavian Border Detachment)
Turns: 7 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Near the Pron River, Yugoslavian-Albanian border 1941-04-11
Squads: A:12.0 D:10.0
AFVs: A:5 M13/40 x 2 L3/35 x 3
Guns: A:0 Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 2 D:2 3.7cm PaK 35/36 x 2