The days of Africa Orientale Italiana were finally coming to a close in Abyssinia, as South African and Nigerian forces continued a now largely-unopposed advance to Addis Ababa. Italian colonial forces were deserting and surrendering en masse, in embarrassing numbers. On the evening of 28 March, elements of two battalions of the XVII Colonial Brigade began to mutiny.
Attacker: Italian / South African (Dire Dawa Colonial police Garrison with Assistant Governor and Escorting Police and 1st Battalion, Transvaal Scottish, 1st South African Infantry Brigade Group)
Defender: Italian (Mutineers) (XL Battaglione Fanteria Coloniale, XVII Brigata Coloniale, Africa Orientale Italiana)
Turns: 5 Players: 3 OBA: None Night: No
Dire Dawa, Ethiopia 1941-03-29
Squads: A:21.0 D:17.0
AFVs: A:6 Fiat 611B x 2 Marmon-Herr. II ME x 1 Carrier A x 1 Carrier C x 1 Carrier 2" MTR x 1 Fiat 508 MC x 1 Autocarro Leggero x 1 15-cwt Truck x 3 30-cwt Lorry x 2
Guns: A:0 OML 2-in. Mortar x 1 D:0 LG de 50 mle 37(f) x 1 Ur wz. 35 x 1