The 153rd Parachute Battalion, 50th Parachute Brigade, was the only Gurkha airborne unit formed during the war. Their initial combat experience occurred as part of a delaying action against the northern pincer of the Japanese envelopment of Imphal, india. Along with its sister airborne battalions, the Gurkhas were deployed to the vicinity of Sangshak village where it faced the experience Japanese 58th Infantry Regiment as it sought to transit this location. The Indians from 152nd Battalion were the initial airborne unit deployed to Sangshak to meet the Japanese threat. After a seven day battle the Indians were pushed back. The Gurkhas from the 153rd were ordered to retake the village.
Attacker: Japanese (58th Infantry Regiment, 31st Division)
Defender: Gurkhas (Support Company, 152nd Indian Parachute Battalion, 50th Indian Parachute Brigade and Company A, 153rd Gurkha Parachute Battalion, 50th Indian Parachute Brigade)
Turns: 5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Sangshak, India 1944-03-26
Squads: A:11.0 D:14.5
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2 D:2 OML 3-in. Mortar x 1 OQF 6-Pounder 7-cwt x 1 OML 2-in. Mortar x 2