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17506U  [Burma 1945] Battle of Mile Stone 8
February 27, 1945
Pacific Theater
Last fight before Meiktila.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/31/2019

Historical Background:
After the battle of Oyin, the Indian units under the command of Major-General Cowan continued their way to meiktila and captured the villages of Taungtha, Mahlaing and the airfield of Thabutkon. Arriving in the vicinity of Meiktila, the Allied tanks were stopped by a strong Japanese roadblock at Mile Stone 8. Making a left hook around the defenders, the tanks of the 5th (Probyn's) Horse knocked out the artillery supporting the Japanese strong point. After an air strike, the Allied tanks supported by an infantry battalion of the 63rd Brigade captured the roadblock. In the evening, the Indian advanced patrols could see Meiktila.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom/India] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For the Allied player, use the "Exit" token rules (Action 23) to the road hexagon marked "vers Meiktila".

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Air Strikes" rules (Action 3) to the Allied player.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Meiktila 1945 - Osprey Publishing.

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