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[Burma 1945] The battle of Shawbyugan - March 18, 1945

Operation Extended Capital - Hard day for the 1st Sikh Light Infantry.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/02/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 16th of March 1945, Japanese troops are in the vicinity of Meiktila airfield, so the British reinforcement by airlift was suspended for a time. However, general Cowan continued to send armored columns to control the access roads of Meiktila. 99th Indian Brigade was ordered to clear the road to Pindale and the villages Kandaingbauk and Shawbyugan. The Japanese were expecting that attack and the 119th Infantry Regiment was reinforcing the 55th Infantry Regiment who controlled the area. When the 1st Sikh Light Infantry arrived at Kandaingbauk, the battalion received suddenly a storm of machine-guns and artillery fire. After a very hard battle the Sikh infantrymen withdrew suffering heavy losses. It was the same scenario when British tanks attacked Shawbyugan from the north side, Japanese anti-tanks guns destroyed quickly four of them. Unable to reach its objectives the 99th brigade withdrew to Meiktila.
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] : 5 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Kandaingbauk and Shawbyugan are each 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) are in effect for Japanese infantry units equipped with an anti-tank gun (SWAs 5) or a machine-gun (SWAs 7).
- Use "Air Strikes" rules (Action 3) to the Allied player.
- The Japanese player lays out the minefields (Terrains 29).
- Use "Rice Paddies" rules (Terrains 60).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Meiktila 1945 - Osprey Publishing.

Official scenario of the FFM44, played in the Memoir'44 tournament in Nantes on the 30th of November 2019.

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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