These Italians are for East and North Africa in the early part of the war, covering 1940 and the first half of 1941. They provide a really interesting and challenging force with their unique organisational structure and tactical doctrine. They lack much in the way of tactical flexibility and are short on command assets. However, their organisation into two very large squads, each comprised of a powerful firepower elements and a strong manoeuvre squad makes them a very powerful force if well-handled.
Italian Platoon 1940
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It was towards the end of the second week in May when I received the communication from Sir Roger at the Residence, brought by a galloper who had sustained several wounds in his attempt to locate my outpost and deliver his message; a message which only served to confirm what we had been already told