The bridge in the foreground is the Commonwealth objective.
The bridge is heavily defended by the Japanese with infantry
and an anti-tank gun.
The British infantry advance cautiously wary of the Japanese
On the right the Ghurkas have flushed out and neutralised the
The bridge defenders are under heavy and sustained attack
but are hanging on grimly.
Turn 4 and the Japanese reinforcements arrive on time! They
head straight for the bridge to reinforce the defenders.
Banzai! A squad of Ghurkas are surprised by th Japanese,
who take advantage of the 'Double Action' dice we introduced
to charge home!
The Japanese defeat the Ghurkas! They go on later to charge
the Commonwealth HQ but are wiped out!
Another Ghurka squad occupies the ruins of a temple and from
there fire of the bridge defenders' flank.
The defenders are having a very hard time by Turn 6.
The Japanese infantry gun fires on the Ghurkas occupying
the temple ruins.
The Commonwealth tank is knocked out by the anti-tank gun,
but the Japanese reinforcements are caught on the bridge and
heavily punished by concentrated fire.
The Japanese are hanging on when they come under heavy
aerial attack. The defence looks very frail by now!
At the end of Turn 9 smoke conceals the gathering final
assault from the Commonwealth forces.
The game ended in an inconclusive draw after nine turns as we ran out of time! The Japanese were hanging on grimly to their positions around the bridge while the Commonwealth forces would need a further two or three turns to see if they could wrest control away from the Emperor ‘s sons. That's it from GHQ now as far as games go until after my hip replacement operation and the inevitable convalescence, though I shall hope to continue to post from time to time.