The Rangers had taken Gela from the surprisingly resistant Italian Coastal troops. After assessing the situation, Col. Darby organized the remaining Rangers to defend the town from counterattack. And in fact the Italian high command had ordered a counterattack to begin at 6 A.M. It was to be a combined German-Italian attack with multiple columns converging on the city from two directions.
Attacker: Italian (1st Battalion, 33rd Infantry Regiment, Livorno Division, and Gruppo Mobile E)
Defender: American (Force X, 1st and 4th Ranger Battalions)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Gela, Sicily 1943-07-11
Squads: A:12.0 D:7.0
AFVs: A:8 MR/35(f) x 8
Guns: A:0 Mortaio da 45 "Brixia" x 1 D:1 M3A1 37mm x 1