I’ve published a few lists for the Italian theatre of WW2 here before, but there were still a lot missing. Luckily Rafael Ortiz on the TFL forum recently stepped up with a frankly insane number of lists that really fleshes out the campaign  in Italy with armies from both sides and a variety of nations.

divisional-cavalry-italy

Divisional Cavalry of the NZ 2nd Div make their way along the mountain roads.

So without further ado, here are all the lists from myself and Rafael that have been done so far:

Allied

US

Armored Rifle Platoon (Sicily)

Armored Rifle Platoon (Mainland)

Cavalry Recce Platoon

Parachute Infantry Platoon

Infantry Platoon

Japanese American infantry

The US sent its Japanese American troops to fight the Germans in Italy instead of fighting Japan in the Pacific

British

Airborne Platoon

Commando Platoon

Rifle Platoon

Motor Platoon

British infantry move past a Dingo recce vehicle

British infantry move past a Dingo recce vehicle

New Zealand

mid-1943 to mid-1944

mid-1944 to end of war

A Kiwi Sherman in the snow at Orsogna

Axis

Germany

Sicily to Salerno: the early Italian campaign

One Tough Gut: German defensive lines on the Italian peninsular

The fearsome Pantherturm tank turret emplacement was used by the Germans to block narrow passes and valleys.

The fearsome Pantherturm tank turret emplacement was used  to great effect blocking narrow passes and valleys.

Italy

Sicily

Bersaglieri Sicily

Fucilieri Sicily

Mainland (CIL)

CIL Fucilieri

“CIL” Bersaglieri

CIL Paracadutisti

Mainland (RSI)

RSI Fucilieri

RSI Bersaglieri

RSI Paracadutisti

Italian Besaglieri fighting for the Axis wearing their distinctive headdress.

Italian Besaglieri fighting for the Axis wearing their distinctive headdress.

So, which list do I use?

I’ve made a little timeline that shows the major actions in the campaign, and where lists have more than one version it shows you which one to use:

Italian Theatre Campaign timeline

It’s a bit rough and ready, but should hopefully point you in the right direction!