[Burma 1945] Battle of Ywadan - March 05, 1945

Operation Extended Capital - Armored patrol on the way of Mandalay.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 04/28/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Once Meiktila was captured, General Cowan chose a strategy of aggressive defense by sending strong mobile columns of tanks and infantry. On the 5th of March, Cowan was informed that a Japanese force was concentrating in the Ywadan area, on the Meiktila-Mandalay road. A squadron of tanks with infantry and a mountain artillery battery was ordered to go and fight. Approaching the village, tanks of the 5th (Probyn's) Horse were under the fire of several 75mm Japanese guns. After an air strike, the British tanks and infantry clear the area, destroying approximately 180 soldiers , five guns and one Japanese tank.
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/India] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for Japanese infantry units equipped with antitank guns (SWAs 5).
- Use "Air Strikes" rules (Action 3) to the Allied player.

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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