[Burma] Taukkyan Roadblock - March 07, 1942

Escape from Rangoon.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/23/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
While the garrison of Pegu escaped from the Japanese encirclement and moved on the road of Hlegu, the garrison of Rangoon abandoned the city, as General Alexander said it was indefensible. But the British columns were stopped at Taukkyan by a Japanese roadblock when their main force advanced to attack Rangoon by the west side. On the 7th of March, several attacks were made to destroy the roadblock but all failed with heavy losses. In the morning of the 8th of March, the British troops prepared to make a major attack on the roadblock and found it virtually abandoned by the Japanese. So, the British columns could succeed to exit the trap and to withdraw to the north.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For the Allied player, exit marker is in effect on the road hexagon marked "vers Prome".

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for two Japanese units equipped with anti tank guns (SWAs 5).
- Use "Road Blocks" rules (Terrains 40) and "Rice Paddies" rules (Terrains 60).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipedia - Taukkyan Roadblock.
- "La campagne de Birmanie" - Pierre Lesouef.

Remember, see the Commonwealth war graves in Taukkyan.

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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