[Burma] Sittang Bridge - February 22, 1942

"Blow up the bridge, now".
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/23/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
17th Infantry Division was withdrawing from the Bilin river to the Sittang river. The 214th and 215th Japanese infantry regiments pursued the British soldiers and tried to outflanked them in order to cut off the retreat at Sittang bridge. Only one British brigade had reached the bridge and defended it, the two others were still far away in the east. Japanese soldiers attacked in the morning of the 22nd of February and threatened to capture the bridge. The British commander ordered at that time to blow up the bridge immediately. The two British brigades still on the east side of the Sittang were sacrificed. If a part of British soldiers succeeded to cross the river in swimming or by ferry, the major part was taken prisoner and all heavy weapons and trucks were definitively lost.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The Allied player suffers Sudden Death if a Japanese unit exit the board by the hexagon with the Exit token.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Rice Paddies" rules (Terrains 60).
- Use "Blowing up a bridge" rules (Actions 2) Option 1.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipedia - Sittang Bridge.
- Image Google Earth.

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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