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[Luzon] The fall of the Rock - May 05, 1942

Japanese landing at Corregidor.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 02/28/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    


Historical Background:
Corregidor - 05th of May 1942.
After the fall of Bataan on 10th of April 1942, the island of Corregidor became the target of the Japanese bombers and heavy artillery. Situated in the Bay of Manila, the island was fortified by US troops of general Wainwright. In the night of 04th to 05th of May 1942, the 61st Japanese Infantry Regiment landed near Kindley airfield under the fire of US machine-guns. Corregidor garrison and the 4th US Marine Regiment fought fiercely all the day. But on the 06th of May, when Japanese troops of general Homma reached the entry of Malinta's tunnel, general Wainwright saw that the combat was without hope and decided to capitulate. The Rock had fallen.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Allied player [US Marine Corps] : 5 command cards.
Axis player [Japanese Imperial Army] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
Allied player : 7 medals.
Axis player : 6 medals with at least 1 medal token. The village near the airfield and Malinta's tunnel are a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Action 19).
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "US Marine Corps" rules (Nation 4).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Guerres et Batailles n░14 - La chute de Corregidor.
- Magazine Images de Guerre 1939-45 n░11 - La chute des Philippines.
- Dictionnaire de la Seconde Guerre mondiale - Article sur Bataan.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament at Ravenel on the 26th of February 2011.

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
7
1
4
2
15
10
4
1
12
2