Villa Rogatti was one of the many hillside towns that faced the Canadian on the advance north to Ortona. This scenario covers the second day of the battle after the Princess Patricia's light infantry had taken the town the previous day and were digging in for a counter attack.
The attack came in two portions, one heavy with infantry, the other with armour. The PPCLI were low on ammunition and had no initial vehicular support until 7 of the Shermans of the 44th Royal Tank Regiment made it across the muddy river bed at the bottom of the hill.
This scenario lasts for 8 turns representing the battle between dawn and about 5 PM on December 6.
Table is 4' x 6'.
All terrain except the roads is difficult going. Troops entering the bottom of the map may travel along the bottom in the opnn before heading up the hill. Troops closer to Villa Rigotti are always considered to be uphill of those further away.
Order of Events:
Turn 1 (Initial German Attack )
Turn 2 (German Armour support)
Turn 3 (Allied Armour support)
Turn 5 (German second attack)
HQ (Point B)
A Company (Point A)
B Company (Point A)
C Company (Point B)
D Company (Point C)
Support Company (Point C)
Entering at the bottom of the road of point A
44th Royal Tank Regiment
Medium Artillery Regiment
4/10 soft skins and armour (PIAT)
4/10 soft skins and armour
|Support Unit (3lb Mortar)||Infantry||10||3/120||5||-|
|Artillery (5.5 ")||Artillery||-||3||3||-|
*cannot hit armour targets
# hard targets only
90th Panzer Grenadier Division, 200th Regiment
HQ (Deployed anywhere on bottom half of the map)
A Company (Deployed anywhere on bottom half of the map)
B Company (Deployed anywhere on bottom half of the map)
C Company (Road at bottom of Point A)
Support Company (Deployed anywhere on bottom half of the map)
26th Panzer Regiment
Recon platoon (Deployed anywhere on bottom half of the map)
7th company (Road at bottom of Point A)
|PAK 40 ATG||Infantry||-||4/70||4||6|
|Support Unit (Mortar)||Infantry||10||3/120||5||-|
|Pz IV long||Armour||20||4/70||4||5|
*cannot hit hard targets
Ortona, Mark Zuelke pp76- 87