Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

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Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 11 Oct 2017 17:28

The Heavy Street Fighting during the Pacific War received less notice , was just as difficult.
This and other actions can be tactically studied in detail using Advanced Squad Leader Modules Yanks and Rising Sun.

Scenario Title: Complex Solution
Date: February 12, 1945
Location: Manila , The Philippines
Situation: Japanese Strongpoints setup in Manilas heavily constructed Buildings were proving difficult for U S Troops to take.
In some cases several attempt and days were required to reduce just one. North of the Rail Station the going got alot tougher
for U S Troops.
Use Mapboard 45 Mapboard 23 Hexrow A North Hexrow A-P are played
Balance: Japanese replace 9-1 Leader with 10-3 Leader
US add M4 A3 W Sherman to OB
Victory Conditions: The side that controls more Hexes of B45 Building J 3 at Game end wins
Turn Record 1 2 3 4 5 6
Japanese Player Setup First
U S Player Move First
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Elements of Imperial Japan ELR 3 SAN 4 Setup B 45 On/North Perimeter Hexes M10 to M5 - M5 to P1
448 Elite Squad/336 Conscript x 8/ Crew x 5/? Concealment Counters x 6/Support Weapons: HMG/105 ART/75ART/25LLType 96 Triple/81mm Mortar/ Fortifications: 1-5-7 Pillbox/6AP Mine Factorx 4/Wire x 4
Setup Board 23 West of Canal
447 First Line Squad x 3/ Crew/ Leader 9-1/ Concealment Counter x 4/Support Weapon HMG/ Fortification Stone Rubble Counter x 2 placed on map/Falling Spreading Rubble DR /NA
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US Task Force ELR 4 SAN 4 Setup B 45 On/South Perimeter Hexes N10 to N5/ N5 to O5 to P4
667 Elite Squad / 666 First line Squad x 12/Leaders 10-3/0-1/8-1/8-0/Support Weapons HMG .50 cal/MMG/BAZ45x2/Flamethrowerx2/DC
Board 23 Task Force
Setup East of Canal or On Canal See SSR4
666 First line Squad x 9/ Leader 9-2/9-1/8-1/7-0/Support Weapons HMG .50 cal/MMG/BAZ45x2/Small Raft x 9 -14PP
Reinforcement: Armor Support M4A3 W Setup with B45 OB or East of Canal B23
SSR; 1. EC Are Moderate with no wind at start
2.Japanese may place Tunnel to/from Building J3 and Fortify 2 Building Locations
3.All Buildings B45 US Setup Area (Hex 08) are single Story/no stairwell exists
4. US Player makes a dr that indicates how may Rafts w/Passengers are placed in the Canal. and are considered Beached w/1MP remaining/ Passengers must use 2 MF to Exit the Canal/Both B23 Bridges are considered impassable.

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 11 Oct 2017 17:29

additional SSR: Roof Top Rules are in effect for Japanese Crew and Mortar

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 11 Oct 2017 18:38

Aftermath: Hidden Japanese Guns, some placed on upper stories wrecked a number a Sherman Tanks supporting the attack on the Strong Point Complex. The attack on the Power Station fared little better. U S Commanders would need extra firepower to finish the job.

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 11 Oct 2017 18:40

Victory Conditions; All Hexes of B45 Building J5 are Japanese Controlled at Statt

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 13 Oct 2017 17:11

SSR: Both sides setup Concealed in Concealment Terrain regardless of LOS

After Making a dr to indicate the # of rafts w/passengers that are placed in the Canal,( if the dr is less than 6,) remaining rafts are placed in any Hex East of Canal, to be carried forward , to cross

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 12 Mar 2018 19:34

U S Command Board 45 Attack Appraisal: Board 23 Power Station Complex to be Posted subsequent

Scuttlebutt has it the Japanese have turned every Building into a deathtrap. Seasoned Japanese Troops with assorted Heavy Weapons, Machine Guns, Tunnels, Booby Traps, Wire, will be difficult to dislodge.

The First set of Problems are the B 45 Building Hexes N7-N8- P4 along U S Setup Perimeter are Single Story butted up against Multi Story Structures
Hexes M8-M7-/)4-P3 occupied by Japanese Troops.
( These type of Complex Buildings comprised of differing levels of the Same Buildings are no different than other Stone Buildings except that there is no Line of Sight through the Roof Top Location of Single Story or visa versa from Higher Level adjacent Locations that are adjoining. LOS From other hexes to Center Hex Dot is not altered.)
To place fire on Japanese Troops in these locations will require U S Troops to a certain amount of exposure. Flamethrower Teams and Fire Teams will have to work together. Load Up and Move Out.

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 12 Mar 2018 19:54

US Board 45 Setup U S Player Moves First Japanese Player Setup First.

Hexrow A B 45 North Edge Hexrows A - P are Played
US Player Setup Perimeter setup ON/South Hexes Adjacent to Japanese Setup Perimeter M10- to M5- to - N4- to O4- to P3
Both sides setup concealed in concealment terrain

US Setup Hex N10 666x 3/ 8-0/ DC/BAZ 45 Concealed
N 9 666x3/8-1/MMG
N8 666x2 Concealed
N7 347 Half Squad Flamethrower Concealed
O7 666/10-3/HMG .50 Cal Concealed/Orchard
P5 666x2 BAZ 45 Concealed
P4 347 Half Squad Flamethrower/666/9-1 Concealed
Sniper Hex L 4

Japanese Command B 45 Imperial Bulletin : Setup ON/North Hexes M10 to M5 to N4 to O4 to P 3
Soldiers of the Rising Sun have the advantage on the B 45 Setup Perimeter Hexes M8-M7/O4-P3 Multi Hex Complex Stone Buildings impervious to direct attack from the adjoining single story locations. B 23 Dispositions Pending
Japanese B 45 Setup
Hex M9 6 AP Mine
M8 Level One Concealed Unit
M7 Level One Concealed Unit
Level Two Concealed Unit
O4 Level One Concealed Units
Level Two Concealed Unit
P3 Level One Concealed Unit
Roof Top HIP/ 81 Mortar Crew
K10 Wire
K9 6 AP Mine
K7 Wire
L5 Wire
M4 Wire
O 6 Sniper
N2 6 AP MIne
N1 6 AP MIne
J8 Concealed Unit
J7 Level One Concealed Unit
Level Two Concealed Unit
J4 HMG Crew Concealed Fortified Location
L2 75 ART Type 38/Crew Hidden Initial Placement (HIP)
M2 1--5-7 Pillbox/25LL Type 96 Triple/Crew/HIP

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 16 Mar 2018 17:17

Board 45 Japanese O/B Deployment: Hex I 7 Hidden Initial Placement 105 ART Type 91 Crew/ Hex I6 Concealed Unit
No Quarter is in Effect
Board 23 Japanese Setup First West of Canal:
Hex F4 2nd Level Fortified Location 9-1 MMG Crew
Hex E9 2nd Level Dummy Stack 4 ? Coounters
Hex E 9 Ground Level 447 Concealed
Hex J8 447 Concealed
Hex N9 447 Concealed
G5 Rubble
P8 Rubble
US Setup Board 23 dr 5 allows 5 Small Rafts 14 PP / 2 MP/ Setup in Canal Beached on the West Bank with 1 MP remaining, Passengers expend 2 MF
exit canal 2 MF remaining move inland.
4 remaining Boats may setup on East Bank Beached with 2 MP Remaining
US Setup
Hex J2 9-2/666/HMG .50 Cal/ Armor Support M4 A3 75 W Sherman
Remaining US Force Raft Duty; 666x 8/Leaders 9-1/8-1/8-0/support Weapons BAZ 45 x 2/Flamethrower/MMG
Small Rafts x 9 14 PP
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B45 Battle Action U S Player Move First
The Tactical Fixtures B45 Hexes M8-M7/ O4- P3 are holding up the advance, Concealed Japanese troops occupy Level One and Level Two of theese 4 Pillars leaving the Foot of the Pillars/Ground Level vacant. Any U S Unit that enters such a Location and Breaks may face possible failure to Rout Penalties.
A cross fire system Hexes N8 to M7-O8 toM8-N7 to M8- P4 to P3-O7 to M7-P5 to O4 will be tried against Japanese Locations Levels One Levels Two.
In Tandem with the Cross Fire System a Skirting Move along the I 10- P9 Road using Smoke will be Tried.

Turn 2 Action
U S Squad T 666 attempts to enter Japanese Location M 7, Stairwell 2 MF/ 2 MF Attempt to enter Location to strip Concealment; Japanese Squad C
336 DFF Point Blank Fire 6 FP IFT Column/ DR 5-DRM + 2 result MC vs U S Squad T /MC DR 8 Result Break/ Concealed U S Elite Half Squad K With Flamethrower assault Move to Stairwell Below Japanese Squad C/ Japanese HMG HEx J4 DFF vs U S HS K, 3 FPattack IFT Column/ DRM +2/-1 Flamethrower /DR 3 Result 1 MC vs US HS K/ MC DR 7 result Break, DM Status U S Squad T / U S HS K. The Japanese continue to Hold the 2nd Level on the Left Pillar.

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 16 Mar 2018 17:22

U S Progress Report: Placing Fire on Japanese Locations Level One Level Two of the Pillars from the Base U S Setup Perimeter single Story Locations are proving more difficult than expected, when fire cannot be Placed on Levels One/Two- from the Single Story Level Center Hex Dot to Center Hex Dot thru Building Depiction

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 19 Mar 2018 16:47

Board 23 Japanese O/B setup Hex F4 9-1 Leader HMG/Crew
Japanese Leaders are immune to Pin effects, and raise the Morale Level of Units stacked with them. Units take LLTC not LLMC for eliminated Japanese Leaders.

Japanese Command: The foes reckless attacks have failed on B 45. The Special Detachment sent to Board 23 prepare for U S Forces crossing the Canal from the East.

U S Progress Report: The Foray across the B 23 Canal w/5 Small Rafts, per setup dr, turns sour as U S Forces exit the Canal from Beached Small Raft 14 PP Hex A 7 , into Hex B6, 2 MF Exit Canal, 2 MF enter Wood Building.
Each Small Raft 2 MP, with 1 MP remaining for Passenger, the 1 MP represents 4 MF for Passengers, each MF as 1/4 of the Small Raft MP
Japanese Position 2nd Level F 4 9-1 HMG Crew Places fire on U S 9-1 Leader with MMG 666 Squad G moving into Hex B 6. The 6 FP attack Breaks U S 9-1 Leader and Squad G.
In Hex E 9, Japanese 447 Squad A, currently concealed could throw the U S Landing at Hex B 6 back should this Unit Counterattack.
The Beached Small Raft Hex A 7 , in the Canal are considered by Rule Vehicles, and could provide one extra Hex to Rout to for U S Units that Break on the West side.
Further U S Forces unload from Beached Small Rafts on West Bank, the U S 8-0 has Volunteered to pack the Flamethrower with 666 Squad L into Building F4 to smoke out the Japanese Position 2nd Level F 4.
B45 Battle Action; U S Command
The attack on the O 4 Pillar did not go as Planned with the Flamethrower Malfunction DR 11.
US Forces across the Board appear tied up
U S Leader 10-3 Maj Landers will have to get in the WAR.

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 09 Apr 2018 19:04

B45 Turn One U S Situation : Hex M 7 Level 0/ U S 10-3 Leader 1st Line 666 Squad A w/.50 Cal HMG 8 FP
currently indisposed is bracketed by HMG Hex J4 and the 25 LL Triple/16 IFE FP/ Hex M 2 Orchard Hex
Setup Inside 1-5-7 Bunker initially setup using Hidden Initial Placement / The Gun s Location is revealed to
U S Units with LOS to Hex M2 after the Gun Fire attack Using IFE 16FP/Lower ROF by 1/ IFT DR of 5+2=7/+3 TEM /16 FP
Column result NMC.
The 5 or 6 Color dr by Removes Gun Hidden Placement by Rule then Placed Under Concealment
Fire attacks vs Concealed Units in Pillboxes /Bunkers is NOT Halved / Conducted at Full Effect
Further Tactical Concerns across B45 B 23
1. Stone Buildings provide + 3 TEM/ TEM is Not Applied vs Flamethrower attack
2. Fortified Locations provided added + 1 TEM is Not Applied vs Flamethrower attack
3.Japanese Elite to 2nd Line and to some degree Conscript Troops DO NOT Break and Rout
4. Japanese Troops are Step Reduced by IFT DR Fire Table Results. Step Reduction leaves such Squads intact but lowers Firepower and in some instances
Range. Japanese Elite and First Line Squads have Smoke Placement exponent of 2 and 1 respectively
5.Japanese 336 Conscript Squads have 3 MF/Inexperienced Troops Rules/ such Squads are Step reduced by Morale Check Failure
Casualty Reduction results in 336 Squad replaced with 126 Half Squad/ MC Failure and ELR Failure result in 336 Squad replaced with Broken and DM
126 half Squad
6 The U S Arsenal disposes of M4A3 75 w Sherman Tank
Smoke Capability
8 FP .50 Cal Heavy Machine Guns
3 Flamethrowers
6 FP First LIne Squads
10-3 Leader and 9-2 Leader to address tactical detriments and hazards
a. U S Tactics; Squad Stacking Limits of 3 Squads per hex Fire Groups will be used to maximize Firepower/Squad Stacks will disperse into seperate
adjacent Hexes during Advance Phase, maintaining Fire Group Status/ Leader Modifiers apply to such groups only if there is a Leader in each such Hex
b. US Troops on B 45 must Push Ahead to gain some working space or else in a worst case should Broken U S Squads be forced to retreat off Map , cannot return
c. among this list of detriments, B 45 setup hexes O5-P4 are a weak point, additional forces cannot be accommodated in this confined area with the problem of bunching up. In Sum, U S B45 OB cannot afford broken Units in this area, too, any Japanese Counterattack from this sector along Hex row P
can Drive a Westerly Wedge into the U S B 45 Perimeter

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As it Happened , The End of Turn One, the Worst of all possibilities are taking Shape
The Japanese Sniper Fire has Broken U S 666 Squad T/DM Status/
Hex P4/ Japanese Sniper activating # 4 / Any US IFT MC/TC/Fire Attack result DR of 4 activates this random event
1. B45 Japanese 336 Squads D and R initial Setup Hex 03- P2 /Open Ground Hex/Orchard Hex/ For counterattack opportunity
Both Units were setup Concealed/ In Open Ground Any Unit may Setup Concealed if out of LOS of Opposing Ground Units and Assault Move is Used
note; Conscript Squads have 3 MF.
2. Orchard Hexes Units may setup Concealed in LOS of Opposing Ground Units/Maintain Concealment using Assault Movement/Orchard Hexes provide no TEM and are a LOS Hindrance
3. B32 Hex O 10 Concealed 447 First Line Japanese Squad is moved to reinforce Squads D and R/ in the Fire Fight at Hex P 4 only the U S 9-1 Leader and 666 Squad K are left to Hold the Line before the entire Right side caves should that happen during Turn 2 Action. No help can be spared from across the Street at this time

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Re: Heavy Street Fighting Manila Feb 12, 1945

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