The Initial Dispositions with blinds
The scenario focuses on the attempt of the 2nd Battalion "Aquila" of the 9th Alpini Regiment of the 3rd Alpini Division “Giulia” to outflank the strong defense of the Molista village by 2 companies of by Battalion I of the 51st Infantry Regiment of the Davakis Detachment. Historically "Aquila" was able to outflank the Greek forces and drive deep into the Greek positions, before Greek reinforcements counterattacked and drove them back.
Greek and Italian Units revealed
Scenario wise I gave the greeks a Poor Regular Platoon with 2 MMGs in support. The Italians were given a Good Regular Company of 3 platoons (1 HQ Platoon and two regular platoon), plus 3 MMG. Both the ground and weather made moving, spotting and hitting hard. To make a long story short, the Italians were able to attain their objectives within the assigned time (as in history). A key moment was when one of the Italian platoons still in Blind, took advantage of the weather conditions and was able to charge the greek MMGs and overrun them. This made the greek defense untenable, though the Greek infantry platoon held out to the end. The Greeks lost 32 men (killed, wounded, MIA, stragglers) and 2 MMGs, while the Italians suffered 20 casualties.
An Italian Platoon with Big Man
The Greek Infantry Platoon with Big Man
The Italian, and Greek MMGs
The Battle in full development. The Italian Company negotiating the tough terrain. The Left(bottom of photo) flank of the Greek position is compromised.
The Greek Platoon under severe pressure.
Italian units have attained their objectives.
In general grasping the basics of infantry combat was not too hard, though it took me a couple of turns to grasp that sections, as opposed to whole platoons activated to do things. I did not need to go back to the rule-book often as the QRS was very good, though I will need to print the Fire-fight table, and the Infantry Actions per Unit Strength table. The only major issue was deciding whether to use the table in the supplements or the one in the rulebook. Also I would had preferred some more guidance on how many Big Men to include in the forces.
I did not use Aircraft, Artillery, or Vehicle rules, so I cannot say much about those mechanics.