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[Battle of Imphal] Ningthoukhong - July 06, 1944

U-Go offensive - India
Pacific Theater By: Brycie35 - Last update: 05/04/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Early in March 1944 the Japanese 15th Army launched Operation U-GO, to capture an important British base located in the highland town of Imphal. As part of the assault, Lt. General Yanagida's 33rd Infantry Division attacked north along the Tiddim road. By mid April the offensive and ground to a halt, and over the next few weeks a war of attrition would ensue against the 17th Indian division over control of several villages along the road. One of these villages was Ningthoukhong. During the fighting the village changed hands twice with the Japanese able to cross the swollen stream and split Ningthoukhong into two, and secure a foothold. However, Gurkha reinforcements carrying PIAT's were able to counter attack and smash Japanese Armour, then drive the Japanese out of Ningthoukhong for good.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player [Japan]: Take 5 Command Cards.
You move first.

Allied Player [India]: Take 6 Command Cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

Hexes marked with a victory medals count as temporary victory medals for the Japanese player.

Special Rules:
Treat the Pagoda as a church for rule purposes.
Treat palm forests as Jungle hexes.
British Commonwealth Command rules are in effect. (Nations 5)
Imperial Japanese Army Command rules are in effect. (Nations 3)
Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 5) are in effect for the 2 Gurkha units marked with Anti-Tank Guns.
Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 7) are in effect for the 1 Gurkha unit, & 2 Japanese unit with Machine Guns.
All Allied Infantry are Elite Gurkha units. (Troops 2)
Heavy Anti-Tank Gun rules (Troops-23) are in effect for the 2 Gurkha units.
Air Rules are in effect. Allied player starts with both Air Sortie cards.
The 2 Japanese Special forces Infantry units are Elite combat Engineers (Troops 4), they may also move 2 and still battle.
The 3 Japanese Special forces Infantry units are Elite. (Troops 2).
The Japanese single figure marked with a Battle star Token is a sniper. (Troops 10)

Scenario Bibliography:
World War II Databook John Ellis
Atlas of World War II by David Jordan & Andrew Wiest
ASL Scenario A47 White Tigers
Google Maps

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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