Sicily

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Siciliy is an Campaign in Close Combat: The Bloody First.

Overview[edit | edit source]

After a bloody campaign in North Africa that resulted in the liberation of Tunisia and the end of Axis occupation in North Africa, remaining German and Italian forces consolidate and prepare for the next chapter of conflict. Building on their experience in North Africa, the combined Allied forces, including Britain, Canada, the United States and the Free French invade Sicily from the south in what is considered the largest air and amphibious invasion of the war to date. Code named Operation Husky, the 1st Infantry Division has been personally chosen by General Patton to be among the first American divisions to land. The Fight for Sicily has begun.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

Allies[edit | edit source]

Leading the American sector of the invasion of Sicily the 1st Division will land at Gela Bay and advance north across Sicily alongside Canadian and British troops. Will the Italians resist fiercely? Will German troops eagerly defend Italian soil? The men of the 1st Division are rested, well-supplied, and supported by the increasing military might of the Allied war effort. Your men have survived the trial of North Africa. They will now carry the challenge into Sicily and beyond.

Axis[edit | edit source]

Like a mousetrap ready to spring, a veteran German force lies in wait behind thin Italian coastal defenses. The 15th Panzer Grenadier Division and the Hermann G ring Division, resupplied and rebuilt with tanks, including Mk. VI Tigers, are prepared to strike quickly and forcefully at any Allied landing site. Repelling the invasion or pinning down allied troops indefinitely are key strategic goals in the struggle to keep the war as far away from Germany as possible.