Mabatang - January 11, 1942

Pacific Theater By: RBorg - Last update: 04/07/2008
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The first major battle of the "Fighting Retreat" occurred south of Calaguiman River. Supported by artillery, the 57th Infantry, set up a line of defense extending from Manila Bay through Mabatang across open ground. The Japanese 65th Brigade and 9th Regiment, also supported by artillery, along with the 7th Tank Regiment slowly approached from the north.

The Filipino-American forces were outnumbered and only because they had time to dig in and register their artillery, did they have a slight chance to stand up to the Japanese attack.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Japanese Player: Take 5 Command cards.
You move first.

Allied (Filipino-American) Player: Take 5 Command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

A Japanese unit that exits off the Allied side of the battlefield from the Exit hex as indicated on Allied baseline, counts as one Victory Medal. The Japanese unit is removed from play. Place one figure from this unit onto the Japanese Medal Stand.

Special Rules:
Imperial Japanese Army Command rules are in effect (see Pacific Theater p. 7).

See Pacific Theater p. 11 to learn how to play Big Guns.

Fish Ponds are explained on Pacific Theater p. 6.

The Sugar Cane Field hexes have the same effect as a Jungle hex. Jungles are explained in the Pacific Theater p. 5.

Set-up Order