During the retreat of the North Luzon Force to Bataan in the last days of 1941, two recently mobilized reserve divisions of the Philippine Army took up temporary defensive positions astride the Concepcion-Magalang Road along the so-called D-5 Line. The 21st Infantry Division held the western flank, while the 11th Infantry Division held the road and the eastern flank. Their orders were to repel any attacks until the night of January 1st-2nd, then resume their withdrawal southward. In the afternoon of New Yearís Day, a Japanese force struck the 11th Divisionís left flank along the road in an attempt to rout the defenders by a coup de main.
Attacker: Japanese (Kanno Detachment of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Formosa Regiment and 9th Infantry Regiment)
Defender: American (2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment (PA), and 1st Field Artillery Group (Provisional))
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Along the Magalang Road south of Concepcion, Luzon, Philippine Islands 1942-01-01
Squads: A:16.0 D:12.0
AFVs: A:0 D:2 M3 GMC x 2
Guns: A:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 3 Type 97 Automatic Gun x 1 D:1 M3A1 37mm AT Gun x 1