[Burma] Yenangyaung - April 19, 1942

Rescue of the Burmese Brigade.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 03/23/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
As it was impossible to prevent the Japanese to capture the oilfields of Yenangyaung, British General Slim ordered their destruction before the arrival of the enemy. But a brigade of the Burmese division, supported by A squadron of 2nd RTR, was trapped by the Japanese vanguard. So, the Chinese 38th division, reinforced by squadrons B and C of 2nd RTR, was in charge to relieve the Burmese brigade. This brigade had to battle to clear the way to the ford on the Pin Chaung river and managed to join the relief column on the 19th of April 1942.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom/China] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
For all British infantry units, exit marker is in effect on the hexagon "vers Kyaukpadaung".

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) for all Allied units except the three Chinese units.
- The Pin Chaung river could be crossed only by the ford (Terrains 41).

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

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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