|Giant Chindits loom over procedings|
Both sides pushed forwards, the Chindits making good use of the buildings and setting up their Bren with a good view through the village, the Japanese crossed the hills North of the village and squared off across the stream leaving their LMG on a hill behind them to cover their advance.
Despite both sides pushing too the pre-registered mortar position in the centre of the board it was the Chindits who found themselves taking a hits from stray rounds.
Concentrating aimed rifle fire they quickly took down one of the IJA privates from on top of the bluff. A second IJA private took a burst from the bren and a rifle round to the leg but still managed to keep going despite 70% damage.
|Dead infantryman rolls off the bluff.|
Luckily for the Japanese the Mortars fell in their favor and all three Brits in the village took damage.
The British Captain was incapacitated at this point and spent the rest of the game crawling for the table edge, no one can remember how this happened, it was either from the earlier mortar or maybe the Japanese NCO's SMG.
The 70% damaged IJA private who had been pinned for a couple of rounds finally shrugged off pins and chucked a grenade right through the door of the nearest hut, putting a serious wound on the plucky Brit sheltering inside.
|Somehow this guy survived a grenade a point blank range!|
The Chindits shrugging off their disorientation from being blasted left right and centre hosed down the plucky grenade chucker killing him outright and then wounded the Japanese NCO seriously enough for him to decide to take no further part in the battle. He crawled from the field to die in the jungle. This left the unwounded Japanese LMG facing off against two wounded Chindits.
A Chindit grenade nearly ended it, but the slope in front of the LMG gunner must have deflected most of the blast and he managed to stay in the fight and take out a second Brit before the two could flank him.
Finally after many turns of not firing the off table mortar crews came off their Bento Box break and dropped a round right next to the advancing Chindit, securing the win for the Japanese.