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[Burma 1945] Main attack on the airfield - March 24, 1945

Operation Extended Capital - Defense of the 9th Indian Brigade.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The 18th and 49th Japanese Infantry Divisions and some tanks of the 14th Tank Regiment were in the vicinity of Meiktila, So General Cowan had to reorganize his defense of the city. The 9th Indian Brigade,part of the 5th Indian Division, just arrived by airlift was ordered to defend the perimeter of the airfield while the brigades of the 17th Indian Division continued their offensive operations around of Meiktila. In the night of 24 March, Japanese launched a new attack with tanks and infantry. Despite the violence of the assault, Japanese were repelled with heavy losses by the fire of machine-guns and artillery. After that, with too many losses the two Japanese divisions were not able to continue their attack. On the 28th March, General Kimura ordered to the 33rd Army to withdraw to the south. The battle of Meiktila was over.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The main hexagon of the airfield is a temporary medal objective for the Japanese player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Air Strikes" rules (Action 3) to the Allied player.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for Allied infantry units equipped with a machine-gun (SWAs 7).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

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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