|Col. Darby just commandeered this AT gun from the beach head and saved the day.|
The first one is about Col. Darby's Rangers and the 39th Combat Engineer Battalion at Gela. It is a single player scenario playable as US human vs the computer in command of the Italians.
|This scenario packs a nice mix of forces, trying to reflect the chaos of just debarked units moving up to the front.|
|The extent of destruction that can be delivered from just 3 guns of the USS Boise is phenomenal.|
|The tactical map for the mission. I forgot to add the Italian light tanks company. Let's call it fog of war.|
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The landings at Gela went more or less unoppossed but a counter-attack is imminent.
Two companies from the Italian Gruppo Mobile E, reinforced with a company of light tanks have been sighted north of Gela.
You are in command of a company of US Rangers from the 1st Battalion and a company of combat engineers from I/39. An assortment of jeeps and halftracks are due to arrive within the first 15 minutes. An AT gun, commandeered by Col. Darby from the landing site will arrive in 5 minutes.
Indirect fire support is provided by the USS Boise and on-map mortars (two tubes).
Your mission is to halt the Italian advance and keep them out of Gela. Three terrain objectives are marked on the map:
1) Right Flank, 100 Points
2) Crossroads, 50 Points
3) Gela Foothold, 100 Points
The player is also awarded 250 points for destroying 75% or more enemy units.
Objectives for the Italian/computer side are the same, except that they need to inflict larger casualties on the US side to earn the 250 points.
This scenario is heavily inspired in the actions of the 1st Ranger Battalion and the I/39th Combat Engineer. The Italian OOB has been re-inforced with infantry and the US side with two halftracks. These two non-historical reinforcements were added in the interest of better gameplay and challenge.
This is the 1_0 version of the scenario. I will be updating it based in the amount of downloads and suggestions.
The scenario will be available upon Battlefront's approval. Likely next Monday I will add the link.