After the Italian capitulation, the Germans inherited a growing security problem in Greece as determined partisans groups rampaged across the Hellenic peninsula. In late 1943, OKW sent the 4th SS Division (Polizei) to take the situation in hand. On the night of 13 May, a thirty-truck convoy was ordered to re-supply the strongpoints along the Salonika - Choriatis road, escorted by a reinforced Panzergrenadier platoon. One of the platoon's AFVs developed a fuel leak and fell out of column outside the village of Exochi. A small security force remained to protect the stricken vehicle, as its crew effected repair. Alerted by villagers during the night, local ELAS partisans prepared a hasty attack at several points along the road.
Attacker: Partisan (Local ELAS Partisans)
Defender: German (SS) (Elements of 4th SS Division Polizei)
Turns: 4.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Exochi, Greece 1944-05-14
Squads: A:12.0 D:3.5
AFVs: A:0 D:7 SPW 251/sMG x 1 SPW 251/1 x 3 SPW 251/10 x 1 SPW 251/2 x 1 SPW 251/16 x 1