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The Cat Has Jumped PTO (id:#56305)
Avalon Hill (AH:ASL Annual `93a ID:A 55)
Designer: Unknown
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Upon hearing of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, General Jonathan Wainwright is said to have exclaimed, "The cat has jumped!" In the two weeks that followed, positioning the under-strength Philippine Army and scattered American units for the defense of Luzon occupied all his waking minutes. There was no doubt that a major Japanese invasion was imminent. At one in the morning of 22 December, 85 Japanese transports dropped anchor a mile off the northern coast of Lingayen Gulf. Despite choppy seas and intermittent rain, despite the darkness and confusion, the Japanese began to come ashore in barges at dawn. Following unopposed landings at Agoo and Aringay, the Kamijima Detachment neared the shoreline at Bauang around 0730 hours. Only here would the Japanese be met with fire, for here the headquarters battalion of the 12th Infantry Regiment (PA) was dug in along the beach.
Attacker: Japanese (9th Regiment, 16th Infantry Division)
Defender: Filipino (HQ Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment (PA), 11th Infantry Division (PA))  
Turns: 9.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Near Bauang, Luzon, Philippines 1941-12-22
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:22.0 D:12.0
AFVs: A:9
Shohatsu x 9

Guns: A:0
Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 4
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: PTO, LJ, Heavy Surf, Ov4 w A: LC9, Seaborne Assault and D: 4 sqds HIP
Map Board(s): 35 37
Overlays: Be1 Be2 OC1 OC2
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hoxson1 Modified the misc. rules2017-08-30 18:58:19
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Estimated Play time: 10.9 hours
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The Cat Has Jumped [Confirmed]
[A] Japanese 19
[D] American 4
Saturday 19 January 2019 08:19:46 PM  (c)dramsey 2019