[Luzon] Battle of Binalonian - December 24, 1941

Resistance of 26th Cavalry Regiment.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/04/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x4 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
24 of December 1941 - Binalonian.
Japanese troops landed in Lungayen Bay had met with those landed in Apurri in the north of Luzon, all were marching toward Manila. 26th Philippine Cavalry Regiment was deployed by General Wainwright to delay the enemy advance. Although not equipped with antitank weapons, the Cavalry Regiment resisted one day long near Binalonian to the Japanese infantry supported by light tanks. But a new Japanese landing in Lamon Bay, south of Luzon, had taken Philippine troops from the rear. Manila was doomed to fall.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

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

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules" (Nation 3).
- Use "Hospital Recovery" rules (Action 18).
- Use "Cavalry" rules for allied units with cavalry badges (Troop 8).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Images de guerre 1939-45 n°11.

Official scenario of FFM44. Played during the tournament in Cergy Pontoise on the 30th of June 2012.

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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