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[Dutch East Indies campaign] Invasion of Java - February 28, 1942 - March 04, 1942

Advance of 48th Japanese Division.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/30/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
28th of February 1942 - Kragan Bay.
In the night of 28th of February 1942, 48th Japanese Infantry Division landed at Kragan on the northern coast of Java island. The main Japanese objectives were the naval base of Soerabaja on the eastern coast and Tjilatjap harbor on the southern coast.Dutch forces were two weak mobile groups, CAV-3 and CAV-4, equipped with jeeps and armored cars.During nine days, these forces slowed down the Japanese advance before to be definitively crushed.On the 9th of March, the last defenders of Java island surrendered. The whole Dutch East Indies were occupied.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japanese Imperial Army] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Netherlands] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Axis player : 7 medals with at least 1 medal token.
Allied player : 7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Solo river is impassable except by bridges (Terrain 8).

Scenario Bibliography:
- 39-45 Magazine n°44.
- Atlas de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
- La Seconde Guerre mondiale au jour le jour.

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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