[Luzon] Bagac-Orion line - April 03, 1942 - April 06, 1942

Last defensive line in Bataan.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/08/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x10 x12 x8 x12
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the withdrawal of the Mauban-Abucay line, the US and Philippine troops made a new defensive line between Bagac and Orion. The pivot of this line was Mount Samat, in the middle of the Bataan peninsula. During two months, Japanese troops reorganized and reinforced, particularly with heavy artillery. In this period of time the battle continued in order to weaken the US defense with some landings on the points of the peninsula. On the 3rd of April,General Homma was ready,the Japanese offensive began. During three days, Japanese troops made their main effort towards Mount Samat which felt on the 06th of April. At this moment the US defense collapsed and on the 9th of April, Bataan defenders surrendered. But it was only the beginning of the tragedy, a lot of prisoners died during the infamous "Death March".
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 10 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United-States/Philippines] : 8 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
15 medals.
Mount Samat is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Imperial Japanese Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "Big Guns" rules (Troops 3) for the Japanese artillery unit with badge and "Cavalry" rules (Troops 8) to the three Allied units with Cavalry badge.
- The Allied player lays out the minefield (Terrains 29).
- Use "Artillery in mountain" rules (Terrains 30) for the Allied artillery on Mount Samat.
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules (Terrains 61) for all rivers.
- The "Air Power" card is not allowed to the Allied player, discard it and take another from the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "The Fall of the Philippines" - Morton, Louis (1953).

Remember, see the Memorial on Mount Samat and the Bataan Death March road markers at Bagac.

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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