After the fall of Rangoon, the Allied changed their defense system in Burma : while British Burcorps made delaying actions in the west (Prome area), the Chinese army defended the eastern side of the country. 200th Chines division was in charge of the defense of Toungoo and the bridge on the Sittang river. Japanese troops arrived on the 24th of March 1942 and outflanking Toungoo by west, captured the airfield in the north of the city. Virtually surrounded, Chines troops entrenched in the old city and resisted to several Japanese infantry and cavalry attacks. On the 28th of March, a Japanese reconnaissance unit crossed the Sittang on a ford south of Toungoo ans approached the bridge by the eastern bank of the river. In spite of fierce street fighting in the old city, Chinese didn't prevent the Japanese from capturing the bridge, which opened to them the road of Lashio and the north of Burma.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.
Axis player [Japan] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [China] : 5 command cards.
Conditions of Victory:
The bridge on the Sittang river is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "Cavalry" rules (Troops 8) to the three Japanese units with Cavalry badges.
- Use "Air Strikes & Blitz" rules (Action 3) to the Axis player.
- Use "Fords and Fordable rivers" rules (Terrains 41) for the ditch surrounding the old city.
- "La campagne de Birmanie" - Pierre Lesouef.
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.