[Luzon] Japanese landing in Luzon - December 22, 1941

Prelude to Bataan.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/24/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
22nd of December 1941 - Lingayen Gulf.
Japanese troops landed in the dark of the night, with the 9th Regiment in front of Bauang and the 48th Division with the support of two tanks regiments in front of Aringay and Agoo villages. The only Philippine battalion in the area resisted hardly. Machine guns into defensive positions inflicted many casualties to the invaders. But defenders were overcome by numbers before the end of the day. This allowed to the landed troops to link up with the other Japanese troop coming from Aparri in the north of Luzon. The way to Manila was open.
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[Philippines] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Allied player : 7 medals.
Axis player : 7 medals with at least 1 medal token. Agoo village, Aringay bridge and the hex "vers Aparri" are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Action 19).
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- San Fernando Point is inaccessible by the sea, but by the beach.
- The river is impassable except by the bridge (Terrain 8).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Images de guerre 1939-1945 n°11.
- La Seconde Guerre mondiale au jour le jour - Ed. France Loisirs.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Paris on the 18th of September 2010 and then in the tournament in Nantes on the 19th of November 2011.

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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