The German advance through Yugoslavia had been unexpectedly swift and successful. As a result, the Greek Central Macedonia Army Section consisting of the 12th and 20th Divisions began a withdrawal to new positions to the southwest. The 1st SS Panzer Division was attacking south to cut off the retreat and seize Kastoria. Spearheading this attack was Sturmbannfuhrer Kurt Meyer, commanding the 1st SS-Aufklarungs Abteilung, whose intermediate objective was to capture the Greek II Corps Headquarters at Koritza. To reach Koritza, Meyer had to first clear the heavily defended Kleisoura Pass.
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements of SS-Aufklarungs Abteilung 1, SS-Panzer Division 1 (Leibstandarte))
Defender: Greek (Elements of the Greek 6th Positional Machine Gun Battalion and 1st Battalion, 80th Regiment, 20th Division)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Kleisoura, Greece 1941-04-14
Squads: A:13.0 D:11.0
AFVs: A:2 PSW 231(8 rad) x 2
Guns: A:2 15cm sIG 33 x 1 8.8cm FlaK 18 x 1 D:2 65mm wz.06 x 2