[Burma 1945] Crossing the Irrawaddy - February 14, 1945

Operation Extended Capital - The key for Meiktila.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
General Messervy, commander of the IV British Army Corps, had chosen the crossing point on the Irrawaddy with great care and ordered to the 7th Indian Infantry Division to seize quickly the bridgehead on the other bank of the river. On the 14th February, à 01h00 in the night, one company of the 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, crossed the river paddling silently their assault boats and reach the east bank of the river. After that, the other units of the division (Pundjab Regiment and Gurkha Rifles) crossed on their turn with motor assault boats. The enemy on the area was composed only in one battalion of the 215th Japanese Infantry Regiment and one company of the Indian National Army (from the leader Chandra Bose, allied to the Japanese). The crossing under the enemy fire made some losses to the assault troops but the bridgehead was rather easily established. The road to Meiktila was open.
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/India] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Naungu is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troop 10) to the Japanese infantry unit with a single figure.
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for Japanese infantry units equipped with a mortar (SWAs 6) or a machine-gun (SWAs 7).
- Use "Air Strikes" rules (Action 3) to the Allied player.
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules for the Irrawaddy River (Terrains 61).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Meiktila 1945 - Osprey Publishing.

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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