[Indochina] Attack of the citadel - March 09, 1945 - March 10, 1945

Japanese insidious attack.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/27/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
In 1945, after some discreet reinforcement in Indochina, Japanese prepared to attack the French garrisons. On the 09th of March 1945 at 20h00, Japanese troops attacked by surprise all French troops in all Indochina. In Hanoï, Japanese attacked the so-called citadel, in fact a group of several barracks guarded by some small defensive positions. Inferior in number and armed with some armored cars and old automatic weapons, French troops put up a fierce resistance against the attacker during twenty hours. But at 15h30, on the 10th of March 1945, due to the lack of ammunition and the arrival of Japanese reinforcement in the battle, French general Aymé ordered to his troops to accept a cease fire. Japanese Commander granted the honors of war to the French defenders of the citadel. This was the only case in this operation where Japanese didn't executed their prisoners.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 4 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [France] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "French Army" rules (Nation 7).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Action 19).
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets) are in effect for Axis units equipped with mortars (SWAs 6 - Mortar Late War).
- Sandbags represent walls of the citadel and can't be removed. Use "Sandbags" rules (Terrain 10).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Les Maréchaux de la Légion" - Pierre Sergent.

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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