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[Burma] Battle of Kyaukse [FFM44] - April 28, 1942 - April 29, 1942

Rearguard fighting
Pacific Theater By: FFM44 - Last update: 02/24/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
In late April 1942, British and Chinese troops were withdrawing because of the irresistible advance of Japanese Army in Burma. The British rearguard,formed by the 48th Brigade and the tanks of 7th Hussars, kept a solid defensive position in front of Kyaukse, flanked by the mountains and the Sittang marches. The 18th Japanese division, just arrived in Burma, attacked in the night 28th to 29th of April. The 7th Gurkhas Battalion, stopped the Japanese assault and more counter-attacked the enemy. In the morning of the 29th of April, Japanese troops had lost more than 150 killed and about ten for the Gurkhas.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.
This scenario has been created by jdrommel.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Kyaukse is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Rice Paddies" rules (Terrains 60).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- British armor movement is reduced to 2 hexes.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "La campagne de Birmanie" - Pierre Lesouef.

Warning:
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.

Set-up Order
9
3
2
3
7
6
7
1
5
1