"Draw Sword for King and Country" -- Upon the annoucement of the armistice by the Italian government, the swiftest reaction came from German units, with several Italian units disarmed without putting up a fight. Rome was thus left open, and paratroopers and Panzergrenadiere started converging towards the city. Components of the Ariete Division managed to mobilize and organize a form of resistance to the German onslaught. Near Bracciano, the I° Gruppo, Reggimento "Cavallegeri di Lucca" readied itself to "draw sword for king and country" as per the regimental motto.
Attacker: German (Elements of Grenadier Regiment (mot.) 8 and armor from Panzer-Abteilung 103)
Defender: Italian (Reinforced elements of II° Gruppo, Reggimento "Cavallegeri di Lucca")
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Bracciano, Italia 1943-09-09
Squads: A:12.0 D:8.0
AFVs: A:5 StuG IIIG x 4 sIG 38(t)M x 1 SdKfz 11 x 1 Opel Blitz x 6
D:7 M15/42 x 2 Semovente M42 da 75/18 x 4 AB 41 x 1