After the capture of Meiktila on March 3rd, the commander of the 17th Indian Division, Major General D.T. Cowan, knew the Japanese would try to wrest control of Meiktila back from the 14th Army. The position at Meiktila now sat astride the lines of communication and retreat of the Japanese 15th and 33rd Armies. With the enemy massing troops to the north and south of Meiktila, Cowan chose to mount an aggressive defense by sending out teams of infantry and armor in all directions to disrupt the Japanese plans. One of the tank/infantry teams that was sent 8 miles to the south, ran into a strong Japanese position in the town of Wetlet, held by the newly arrived 106th Infantry Regiment.
Attacker: Indian (Elements of the 9th Battalion Border Regiment, 17th Indian Division)
Defender: Japanese (Elements of the 106th Infantry Regiment, 49th Infantry Division)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Wetlet, Burma 1945-03-08
Squads: A:10.5 D:8.5
AFVs: A:3 Stuart III(a) x 2 Carrier A x 1
Guns: A:0 OML 2-in. Mortar x 1 D:2 Type 94 Rapid-Fire Gun x 1 Type 92 Infantry Gun x 1 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 1