Chain of Command: Malaya Pint-Sized Campaign Scenario 6: Attack on an Objective

With the Japanese killing Lt Asquith in a bayonet attack in the previous scenario, the Australians survivors fell back to their battalion positions at the river crossing that the Japanese needed to capture to complete the campaign. The Australians had a new Senior Leader (unnamed...) take control of the platoon and took the same force supports as previously, ie a Boys AT team and another section, taking their total to three. The Japanese swapped their platoon for a fresh one, took another Ha-Go tank, a ruse and bombardment as their support options and prepared their attack.  


Using the ruse they moved a Jumping off point closer to the village and deployed two sections, one on the flank and one in the meeting hut in the centre. 


Despite the bombardment, the Australians were able to get a section to line the wooden fences, close to the other jumping off points. 


Firing at the Japanese, they caused a few casualties and some shock. 


Meanwhile, the other Japanese section had got around the edge of the village and captured a second Australian jumping off point. 


They also deployed their Ha-Go tank, ready to bring some heavy fire into the village.


A third section also deployed at the edge of the village, threatening two of the defender's jumping off points. 


However, the Australians were able to deploy another section on the flanks and started pouring fire into the attackers. They wounded one of the Japanese senior leaders!


Even with the Japanese attempting to outflank the defenders, they were putting up a stiff resistance. 


Using a Chain of Command dice, the Boy AT team deployed behind the Ha-Go and started firing at it. 


Rifle fire from the defenders caused a Japanese section to break and run! 


And although the Boys couldn't destroy the Ha-Go, they made it retreat back up the road. The attack was starting to fail...


But, then an Australian section broke under the pressure and fled across the river after taking heavy casualties. 


All was not lost as the Australians poured on more fire, killing Japanese leaders and causing their morale to collapse, the attack had failed!


With the Japanese morale collapsing to zero, meant that their attack had failed and the Australians had held their position. against all the odds, they had made it through again and lived to fight on. As the Japanese are required to capture this position the next scenario will take place on the same table. However, until then, you can also watch the AAR video of this scenario here:

Comments

  1. Great game- nice to see the Australians clawing a win back aftera few defeats. I can see what you mean about the 50mm/ 2" mortars not really adding much to the platoons fire power.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete, yeah, they certainly needed a reversal of fortune at this point... Those mortars really should be the last thing you fire, TBH, they are not very effective, but probably better if I used them for smoke.

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