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[Thailand] Prachuap Khiri Khan - December 08, 1941

Thai resistance on the airfield.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/23/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
Before the planned invasion of Burma and Malaya, Japanese needed to have access to harbors and airfields of Thailand, so they decided to land first in Thailand without the agreement of this country. During the night 7th to 8th of December 1941, Japanese troops of the 2nd Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment landed on the beach of Prachuap Khiri Khan and captured the city only defended by a police unit. Then in the morning, another landing occurred on the Manao beach on the south in order to capture the airfield in a pincer movement. But the Thai Air force soldiers made a strong resistance until the 9th of December, inflicting heavy losses to the invaders by their machine-guns fire. In the afternoon of that day, the cease fire was declared when Thai soldiers knew that the armistice was signed between Japan and Thailand.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Thailand] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The main hexagon of the airfield is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Action 19).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs1) are in effect for Allied units equipped with machine-guns (SWAs 8).
- The labor camp represent the barracks of the airfield, use "Labor camp" rules (Terrains 58).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipédia - Battle of Prachuap Khiri Khan.

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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