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[Luzon] Mauban-Abucay line - January 09, 1942 - January 22, 1942

2nd defensive line in Bataan.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/08/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x9 x12 x9 x12
first You play first    


Historical Background:
Once the US and Philippine troops were in the Bataan peninsula, MacArthur ordered to prepare a second defensive line between Mauban on the East coast and Mabatang on the Western coast. In fact, it was two defensive lines separated by the Natib mountain with the 1st Philippine Corps in the Mauban area and the 2nd Philippine Corps in the west area. On the 09th of January, Japanese troops attacked in the East and were badly repulsed. Then on the 14th, they attacked the 2nd Corps and broke the front near the valley of the Abo-Abo river after infiltration by the wooden hills near Mount Natib. Finally, the Abucay-Mauban line was abandoned by Allied troops on the 22nd of January.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Japan] : 9 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United-States/Philippines] : 9 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
15 medals.
Abucay and Mauban cities are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Imperial Japanese Army" rules (Nations 3).
- The Calaguiman river is fordable (Terrains 41 - Fords & Fordable Rivers).
- Use "Cavalry" rules (Troops 8) to the Allied units with Cavalry badge.
- The "Air Power" card is not allowed to the Allied player, discard it and take another from the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "The Fall of the Philippines" - Morton, Louis (1953).

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

Set-up Order
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