June 13, 1942,
Japan army of 80 units opposed to USA army of 124 units
for a battle of complexity 1.08 at Battalion(II) level
on a 5 Km/Hex map
for 50 turns of Full Day each.
by Jaime Gueits submited on 17-11-2002
Rugged-Defense Playing Statistics
FALL OF BATAAN 1942
Japanese Invasion of the Philippines
Alternate History Scenario
(six more months for MacArthur)
by Jaime Gueits
Date: Jun 1942- Aug. 1942
Location: Luzon, Philippine Islands
Map Scale: 5km per hex
Time Scale: 1 Day turns
Unit Scale: Battalion/Regiment
Scenario Length: 50 Turns
U.S. ARMED FORCES FAR EAST [USAFFE]
US Army: Green on Green
US Marines: Red on Green
Philippine Army: Black on Green
Abbreviation PS: Philippine Scout
JAPANESE IMPERIAL FORCES
Red on Tan
A last minute diplomatic iniciative between the United States and Japan convinced the Japanese High Command to suspend their planned attack against Pearl Harbor.But by early May 1942 the United States reinstated the embargos against Japan after a breakdown in negotiations. The Japanese military decided time for action was at hand.
On May 30, 1942 one day after the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Southern Army under Gen. Count H. Terauchi began its assaults. The 25th Army under Gen. Yamashita attacked Malaya, elements of the 16th Army assaulted Hong Kong, while the 14th Army under Gen. Homma started its advance on the Philippine Islands. This Operation commanded by Gen. Homma was supported by elements of the Japanese Second and Third Fleets and the 3rd Air Group.
President Roosevelt, seeing war as inevitable, recalled Gen. MacArthur to active duty in July 1941 and placed him in Command of the United States Army Forces Far East (USAFFE). This command consisted of one US Division [Philippine Division] and 10 Philippine Army Divisions along with smaller support units. The air assets commanded by Gen. Brereton consisted of about 240 P-40s and close to 165 B-17s,
Japanese planners had assessed that a 50-day campaign was needed to subjugate the Philippine Islands. Gen. MacArthur had decided to defend at the beaches and spread his available supplies accordingly. Supplies and new units arrived from the States between December 1941 and May 1942 and the extra training helped raise the Philippines Army divisions quality.
The battle is joined 13 June, 1942. Elements of two specialized Japanese units have landed in Northern Luzon: the Kanno and Tanaka Detachments. They have captured the airfields at Aparri, Lauag, and Wigan and are cautiously moving south against limited opposition. Gen. MacArthur will not allow his combat divisions to be lured away from the beaches and expects a major seaborne invasion at any moment.
Philippines Army Divisions close to 100% artillery TOE and first 2 infantry regiments of each division with higher proficiency levels.
Regular Army units close to 100% TOE.
147 FA Regt have 2/131 and 1/148 FA Battalions attached.
24 FA Regt have 1/23 FA Battalion attached.
88 FA Regt have 86 FA Battalion attached.
Map design by: John L. Underwood Jr.
Changes in TOE and OOB by: Jaime Gueits