[Malaya] Battle of Changlun - December 10, 1941 - December 11, 1941

The Advance of Saeki battalion.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/08/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x1 x4 x2
first You play first    

Historical Background:
10th of December 1941 - Changlun village.
As vanguard of 5th Japanese Infantry Division landed on the 08th of December 1941 at Singora, the reconnaissance battalion of lieutenant-colonel Saeki advanced inexorably to the south of Malaya at the speed of its bicycles. One battalion of 11th Indian Division tried to stopped the Japanese at Changlun, a small village near the jungle , by blowing up the bridge crossing the river. Japanese infantry outflanked the British defense, allowing engineers to repair the bridge. After that Japanese light tanks crossed the river and attacked the British defensive positions. In the morning of 11th of December, the road was open, the Japanese advance could continue.
The stage is set, the battle lines are dawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japanese Imperial Army] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United Kingdom] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
To win, the Axis player must exit at least one tank figure by the hex "Exit" before the end of the pile.
Allied player win if he prevent the Axis victory conditions or when the last Japanese tank is destroyed.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5).
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules to the 2 Japanese units with Engineer badges. These units can repair the bridge by activation of any central section card.
- Use "Fords and fordable rivers" rules (Terrain 41) except for the tanks who may only cross the river by the bridge .
- Use "Special Weapon Asset" rules (SWAs 1, 2, 3) to the units with antitank gun or mortar badges.
- British armored unit is only 2 figures to represent "Bren carriers".
- No "Air Power" card for the Allied player, discard it and take another card from the pile.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Troupes d'élite, volume 10 - La division samouraï.
- "Singapour, foudroyante victoire japonaise" - A. Swinson - Ed. Marabout.

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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