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Phalari Pass
Edelweiss #16
(Attacker) Germany vs Italy (Defender)
Formations Involved
Germany 54th Gebirgs Battalion
Italy 17º Reggimento Fanteria "Acqui"

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Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 1
Overall Rating, 1 vote
Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Edelweiss
Historicity Historical
Date 1943-09-19
Start Time 12:00
Turn Count 24
Visibility Day
Counters 41
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 1
Maps 1: AK3
Layout Dimensions 88 x 58 cm
35 x 23 in
Play Bounty 162
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Road Control
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Afrika Korps maps
Edelweiss counters
Eastern Front counters

With Italy bowing out of the war, the Germans moved to disarm their former allies as quickly as possible. On Cephalonia, Gen. Antonio Gandin of the 33rd “Acqui” Division faced a dilemma. His government issued clear orders to cease hostilities against the Allies, but maintain his unit in a state of readiness. The 11th Army command ordered him to turn his weapons over to the small German unit on the island. While Gandin and the island’s coast artillery and naval commanders discussed their options, ships carrying a battle group drawn from the 1st Mountain and 104th Light Divisions and some independent units appeared offshore. The Germans opened fire, the Italians returned it, and bitter fighting exploded. To get to the island’s capital, the Germans would have to force their way through a number of rocky passes.


The German battalion forced its way past the Italian defenders, inflicting severe casualties on their former allies. But the Italians fought resolutely, and caused quite a few German losses as well. Anger over these combat deaths would lead to tragic consequences a few days later, as the fight for Cephalonia grew more heated.

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Germany Order of Battle
Italy Order of Battle
Regio Esercito
  • Towed

Display Errata (1)

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The morale and combat modifiers of German Sergeant #1614 should be "0", not "8".

(Shad on 2010 Dec 15)
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