Gorizia 1916: La sesta battaglia dell'Isonzo
Brand: Europa Simulazioni
Product Code: ES006
The Sixth Battle of the River Isonzo (August 1916) had been planned for a long time by the Italian High Command. They had learned from the bitter experiences of former fruitless and bloody offensives aimed at forcing a crossing of the Isonzo, and this time were able to achieve complete surprise.
The start of the Battle was delayed by the Austro-Hungarian Spring Offensive (the Strafexpedition) which took place during May–June 1916. This had necessitated the diversion of Italian divisions from the Isonzo to the Province of Trentino. Ironically, this interruption to their plans worked to the Italians’ advantage. The Austro-Hungarian High Command underestimated the speed with which the Italians were able to re-deploy their troops and guns to the Isonzo theater, and so were unprepared for the carefully planned attack on Gorizia.
The game Gorizia 1916 simulates this epic, but little known, Italian offensive. In Gorizia 1916 each player is presented with the situation and the strategic and operational choices available to his/her historical counterpart in the Italian or Austro-Hungarian High Commands. The game is the fruit of painstaking research: the orders of battle and game map are based upon material contained in the Italian and Austro0Hungarian historical archives.
- One 22" x 34" map
- 1080 ½" die-cut counters
- Cards with the game tables
- Rules and Scenario booklet
- Two 6-sided dice