The British were desperate to cover the Salween River crossings; the Japanese were juts as anxious to secure them. Aggressive moves by both sides led to a particularly active fight for control of the Yinon crossing. Having beaten back an attack on the two previous days, men of 1/7th Gurkha Rifles were exhausted. Patrols by the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry had bumped into several strong enemy positions in and around the village of Danyingon, where attacks on the 17th were repulsed with light losses on both sides. On the 18th the weary Gurkhas and King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry were sent to clear a roadblock which had been discovered to the north of Danyingon.
Attacker: British (2nd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1st Burma Brigade, and 1/7 Gurkha Rifles, 2nd Burma Brigade, 1st Burma Division)
Defender: Japanese (7th Company (reinforced), 2nd Battalion, 214th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Division)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Danyingon, Burma 1942-02-18
Squads: A:11.0 D:9.0
AFVs: A:5 Marmon-Herr. III MFF x 2 Carrier A x 1 IP Carrier Mk IIA x 2
Guns: A:0 OML 2-in. Mortar x 1 D:1 Year-41 Type Mountain Gun x 1 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 1