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Victoria Cross CBI (id:#60847)
(Retro Pak II ID:RetroPak#12)
See Also: Victoria Cross by Critical Hit Victoria Cross by Dagger
Designer: Unknown
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A Japanese roadblock has cut the retreat path of an Australian infantry company that is protecting an artillery battery. These mixed elements must clear the roadblock to continue the retreat towards Singapore during the Malayan Campaign. ACTUAL HISTORY: Two below-strength battalions, the 2/29th and 2/19th, a battery from the 2/15th Field Regiment and a depleted Indian contingent, but without any tanks, against a force of more than 10,000 Japanese Imperial Guards and 60 tanks pushing down the Malay peninsula to Singapore. Charles Anderson, a lieutenant-colonel who won the Victoria Cross, ordered his men to withdraw to Parit Sulong, where British forces held the bridge. The men fought with bayonets through road blocks, singing Waltzing Matilda, only to find the British, short of rations and believing themselves cut off, had withdrawn. The Japanese had taken the bridge. After several suicidal, vain attempts to retake it, the Australians were in a hopeless position. Anderson ordered "every man for himself". It was a difficult decision. He had to leave 110 Australian and 35 Indian wounded, hoping the Japanese would care for them or allow the Red Cross to do so. But they were massacred by the Japanese. The wounded were machine-gunned and bayonetted and their bodies set alight.
Attacker: Australian (Mixed Elements of the 2/19Bn, 22nd Australian Brigade and the 45th Brigade)
Defender: Japanese (Elements of Kunishi Pursuit Unit (4th Inf. Regt.) Konoe Imperial Guards)  
Turns: 7.5     Players: 2     OBA: None     Night: No
Parit Sulong, Malaya 1942-01-20
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:14.0 D:7.0
AFVs: A:2
Marmon-Herr. III MFF x 2
Quad FAT x 2

Guns: A:2
OQF 25-Pounder Gun-How. x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: PTO, LJ (Exc: East-West Road exists). A: Tr2 and possible Bayonet Charge (human wave)
Map Board(s): 37
Overlays: G2 Wd1 Wd2
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Victoria Cross
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Sunday 24 March 2019 03:07:15 AM  (c)dramsey 2019