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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2022 8:57 p.m. PST

"…After the German occupation of Greece in 1941, there were a number of resistance groups that sprung up throughout the mainland and islands. These groups often fought amongst themselves as well as against the Germans and Italians. In October 1944, with the Germans withdrawing open warfare broke out between ELAS (Soviet backed) and their rivals from the right and centre of Greek politics. This "war" was as with all civil wars bloody and brutal, lots of old scores were settled permanently. In an attempt to restore some order. The British under General Scobie arrived and found ELAS strong in the countryside, but the British forces controlled Athens and the other main centres of population supporting the Papandreou government in exile. By December the British were forced to bring in additional troops in the shape of 4th Infantry Division. These troops together with Paratroops (Prichards 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade flown in from Italy), tanks and air strikes; fought pitch battles for control of key towns. On December 18th ELAS forces overran the RAF headquarters at Kiphissia Airfield, with the capture of over 100 prisoners (both airforce and army personnel). For the British the 4th Division arrived just in time and with these additional troops Gen. Scobie went on the offensive. Part of this was an armoured relief column sent to Kiphissia, it is this action upon which this scenario is based…"


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Durban Gamer13 Aug 2022 3:55 a.m. PST

Breaking some interesting new ground here, Richard!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2022 3:50 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it…


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