A few days before the start of Operation Husky, Mussolini had ordered General Guzzoni’s 6th Army to defend Sicily to the last man. The demoralized and poorly equipped Italian soldiers did exactly the opposite. On the morning of 12 July, the Edmonton Regiment advanced along Highway 115 towards the town of Modica. Since landing on Italian soil 48 hours earlier, they had faced almost no opposition. That was about to change.
Attacker: Canadian (Edmonton Regiment, 1st Canadian Infantry Division and 50th Royal Tank Regiment, 23rd Armoured Brigade)
Defender: Italian (123rd Regiment, 206th Coastal Defense Division, 3rd Company, 102nd Anti-Tank Battalion, and 163rd Self-Propelled Battery and 169th Blackshirt Battalion and 2nd Company 101st Tank Battalion, Napoli Division (Mobile Group G))
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: Canadian Night: No
Modica, Sicily 1943-07-12
Squads: A:12.0 D:14.0
AFVs: A:5 Sherman III(a) x 3 Stuart Recon(a) x 2
D:4 Semovente M41M da 90/53 x 1 Semovente L40 da 47/32 x 2 MR/35(f) x 1