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4441U  [Malaya] Battle of Sarimbun
February 08, 1942
Pacific Theater
Japanese landing in mangrove.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/30/2017

Historical Background:
After the crossing of the entire Malaya, Japanese troops were arrived in front of Johore Strait which isolate Singapore island. General Yamashita planned an amphibious assault on the west in the same time than a diversion attack on the east of Singapore. In the night of 07th to 08th of February 1942, Australians of 22nd Infantry Brigade (8th Australian Division) which were in fortified positions on the Sarimbun mangrove, opened fire on numerous Japanese landing craft approaching. In spite of severe losses due to this heavy fire, Japanese troops succeeded in landing and reduced one by one the Australian strong points, mainly by close combat. On the 9th of February, Tengah Airfield was captured. The last stage of the Singapore tragedy was begun.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japanese Imperial Army] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [Australia] : 5 command cards, you play first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals, the main hex of Tengah airfield is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5).
- Use "Nights attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- Use "Marshes" rules (Terrain 28).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Singapour, foudroyante victoire japonaise" - A. Swinson - Ed. Marabout.
- Magazine Images de guerre n°9 - La chute de Singapour.

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.

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