Monthly Archives: December 2010

Japanese Invade Philippines 1941

Yesterday we playtested “A Filipino Welcome” – the first scenario of a series about the fall of the Philippines. What a blast! Here’s the historical setup: Date: December 22, 1941At dawn the main Japanese invasion forces began hitting the beaches at five separate sites in Lingayen Gulf. Four of these were completely undefended, allowing the Japanese to race inland and cut the coastal road. Only at Bauang were Filipino troops waiting at the beach. Here the Headquarters Battalion, 12th Infantry (Philippine Army, led by American officers), with one .50-caliber and several .30-caliber machine guns, faced the oncoming Japanese. As the … Continue reading

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