The First and Fourth Rangers, under the command of Bill Darby, landed at Maiori, west of Salerno on 9 September 1943. They then moved 10km inland to block the road to Naples. Once established in the hills, they became the major obstacle to German moves to retake Salerno from the west. Knowing that the Rangers lacked armor and heavy weapons, the XIV Panzer Corps was ordered to dislodge them.... Epilogue: German reports at the time spoke highly of the combat prowess of the Ranger Division, unaware that there were never more than three Ranger battalions involved!
Attacker: German (Kampfgruppe of the 16th Panzer Division)
Defender: American (Elements of the First Ranger Battalion)
Turns: 6 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Lattari Mountains, NW of Salerno, Italy 1943-09-14