304 Bukit Timah
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The Battle of Singapore began on February 8, 1942 and ended on February 15 with the total surrender of the British forces and the complete victory of the Japanese army.
The conquest of Singapore was entrusted to the 25th Army of the Japanese Imperial Army led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
It was a very well trained jungle warfare force, highly motivated and with a tank contingent of about 210 vehicles and about 560 aircraft.
Admiral Kondo's 2nd Japanese Fleet would have ensured the safety of troop transports and naval superiority.
The British forces, under the command of General Arthur Percival, numbered over 88,000 soldiers, but were without armored vehicles and with only 141 fighter aircraft technically inferior to the Japanese ones.
General Yamashita's Japanese troops immediately showed clear superiority over the enemy, employing effective jungle infiltration tactics and small diversionary landings along the coast.
At dawn on February 8, the Japanese artillery began a heavy bombardment of enemy positions on the north coast of the island that continued for 15 hours straight.
At that point the Japanese troops, extremely motivated and with very high morale, crossed the western part of the island and in fifteen minutes defeated the British, crossed the coast and began to infiltrate the jungle.
At 11.30 pm the Japanese had landed with over 13,000 soldiers, joined by another 12,000 soldiers after dawn on 9 February.
On the morning of February 9, British troops tried to organize a new deployment and protect the central part of the island to block the Japanese advance.
the maneuver took place in confusion and between heated conflicts between the commanding generals.
The Japanese forces landed on the island, while lacking heavy artillery, exploited the situation and the confusion of the adversary by advancing towards the center of the island, dominated by the 163 meters high from the heights of Bukit Timah.
On February 10, General Yamashita, after a forced night march, concentrated the Japanese forces (reinforced by tank units) at the heights of Bukit Timah to attack the British forces by surprise.
At 03.00 the Japanese infantry, advancing along the Jurong Road and the Choa Chu Kang Road, arrived by surprise in contact with the completely unprepared units of the English and conquered the position with a bayonet assault in the darkness of the night.
From the dominant position on Bukit Timah Hill, the Japanese troops were now in sight of their ultimate target: the city of Singapore.
11 Squad Bases
1 QF-6 (deployed on the bridge)
6 Squad Bases
2 Type 95 Ha-Go
12 Squad Bases
7 Squad Bases
3 Type 95 Ha-Go
Ground Support 1 (remove Suppressive support x3 - Sniper Attack x2 - Reconnaisance - Saboteur)
American Air Support 1 (remove Cut Supply Lines - Paratroopers - Reconnaisance)
|Starting Strategy Cards||2||2|
|Operations Cards||003 Shattered Morale
012 Massive Confusion
015 Shaken Defenders
|004 Double Time
006 Merciless Assault
010 Inspiring Leadership
Banzai Mass Attack
|Deployment Zone||Div. 1: Any dark yellow hex.
Div. 2: Any light yellow hex.
|Div. 1: Any light red hex.
Div. 2: Any dark red hex.
|Starting Initiative||Setup First|
Any other result is a British victory.
Control both objective points (immediate vicotry).
|Actions per turn||4||3|
3 Squad Bases (Round 3 - Status Phase)
3 Type 95 Ha-Go
|Special Rules||In the first Round only British MG can be put in OP Fire mode.|
|Terrain Features||The lakes are impassable.|