[Burma] Yenangyaung oilfields - April 19, 1942

Saving the Burmese Brigade.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/30/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x12 x6 x12
    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] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United Kingdom/China] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
12 medals.
- For all British infantry units, exit marker is in effect on the road hexagon "vers Kyaukpadaung".
- Each destroyed oilfield is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.
- Each captured oilfield is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5) for the British units exclusively (not the Chinese).
- Use "Road Blocks" rules (Terrains 40).
- The Pin Chaung river could be crossed only by the ford (Terrains 41).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the Japanese units equipped with mortar (SWAs 6) or machine-gun (SWAs 7).
- Use "Air Strike" rules (Actions 3) to the Axis player.
- The Allied player could destroy the oilfields (Actions 6) represented by Supply Depots tiles. Roll 2 dice at the start of the turn during which at least one of the British units is on the oilfield. When a second battle star is rolled, the oilfield is destroyed and definitively withdrawn of the map.

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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