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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2023 8:06 p.m. PST

"… The Japanese are attacking in a High Ground scenario, with my Brit's dug-in, defending either side of a stream and nullah (ravine). My defensive system was simple, infantry sections dug-in in foxholes on either side of the ravine, each supported by either the Bren section or the Vickers MG team (with loaders) for firepower. Out front, 16" ahead of the man line, a PRTP that the Japanese would have to advance through. A battery of 4.5" guns off-table to hit one, a battery of 3" mortars off-table to hit the other, as a curtain of defensive fire in front, using harassing barrages unless the Japanese bunched up near the PRTP. In reserve, a spare rifle section to support an M3 Grant tank, a sniper team, the Tiger scout team and a mobile Bofors gun for AA cover. The problem was that with the Defences, the off-table guns and the PRTPs, all bringing 0 BR, the force's BR total was mere 23… compared to the Japanese's at 38…"




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