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Graziani's War: The Ganale Doria
Conquest of Ethiopia #15
(Defender) Italy vs Ethiopia (Attacker)
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Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Conquest of Ethiopia
Historicity Historical
Date 1936-01-13
Start Time 14:00
Turn Count 24
Visibility Day & Night
Counters 112
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 1
Maps 2: 88, 91
Layout Dimensions 86 x 28 cm
34 x 11 in
Play Bounty 225
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Hill Control
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Conquest of Ethiopia maps + counters
Introduction

Ras Destà’s forces marched up the valley of the Ganale Doria River toward the waiting Italians. To soften up the advancing enemy, Graziani unleashed the 7th Bomber Wing of the Royal Italian Air Force. After decimating the Ethiopians with conventional bombs and two tons of mustard gas, on January 12th Graziani sent three columns forward. Bergonzoli and Morelli led their columns against Ras Destà’s main corps, while Agostini's column marched toward Karavalis' mercenary force. After a day of numerous minor engagements, Gen. Annibale Bergonzoli’s column met the enemy in his first major clash.

Conclusion

The Italians failed to drive out the Ethiopians the first day, and so the fighting continued the following day, and the next. Not until the 16th did Ras Destà’s men decide they’d had enough and abandon the field. At this point Bergonzoli had not yet grown the splendiferous beard that gave him his immortal nickname “Electric Whiskers.”


Display Order of Battle

Ethiopia Order of Battle
Ethiopian Imperial Army
Imperial Irregulars
  • Foot
  • Leader
Sefari
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  • Leader
Italy Order of Battle
Regio Corpo di Truppe Coloniali
Regio Esercito
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  • Towed
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