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Big CoC game 4th August - Imphal

Postby maelmordha » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:49 pm

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Re: Big CoC game 4th August - Imphal

Postby maelmordha » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:57 am

The Big Chain of Command Game SUNDAY 4th of AUGUST 2019

Battle of Ningthoukong (Imphal, Burma 1944)
(part) "Although only 8 kilometres (5 miles) separated 48 Brigade from the 1st Bn The West Yorkshire Regiment, the leading battalion of 17 Division that was in Ningthoukhong, it took four days for the Brigade to force its way through that short distance. On the 27th May the 1/7th Gurkhas took Phubalowa (21) without encountering opposition and the Brigade closed up on there for the night. ‘A’ Company of 2/5th R Gurkhas became involved in severe fighting in Ngangkha Lowa, the site of the second block, and needed support to extract itself to Phubalowa. When all units were across the now flooded stream south of Phubalowa 70 Light Field Company laid anti-tank mines to the south, blew the bridge, and laid a minefield on the road to the north. A rearguard with a gun from 6th (Jacob’s) Battery covered the blown bridge. The Brigade felt safe from a tank attack and was relieved that the Japanese gunners overlooking Phubalowa to the west were not firing; this indicated that enemy artillery ammunition lorries were not yet getting through the old Torbung block.
During the following day 1/7th Gurkhas supported by 37 Mortar Battery moved north into Thinunggei but when the advance continued towards Ningthoukhong Kha Khunou it was stopped by Japanese machine gun fire and an infantry gun; Gurkha flanking probes were repulsed and the battalion dug in at Thinunggei whilst the sappers mined the road to the north and south. Friendly faces appeared in the form of a West Yorkshire patrol accompanying Major McCabe the Divisional Liaison Officer; this patrol had moved to the west of Ningthoukhong. Major McCabe advised that there was a West Yorkshire company in North Ningthoukhong along with a troop of Lee tanks from the 3rd Carabiniers that was attempting to bridge the stream running through the village.
In the early hours of 29th May the Forward Observation Officer with the gun to the south of Phubalowa reported the detonation of three anti-tank mines across the stream. Nothing could be observed but the Japanese were working hard to lift mines and to throw footbridges across the water and soon a medium tank drove up to the blown bridge and fired in support of an infantry attack that suddenly materialized from the darkness. The Gurkha rearguard inflicted casualties on the attackers but was nearly overwhelmed and 2/5th R Gurkha Battalion Headquarters ordered a withdrawal, abandoning the mountain gun. ‘D’ Company 2/5th R Gurkhas counter-attacked but was pinned down by such heavy fire that it took four hours to extract the Company; during this action Captain Altham was wounded – the fifth officer casualty in the Battalion in a fortnight."

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Re: Big CoC game 4th August - Imphal

Postby maelmordha » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:04 am

George, Brian, Moss, Nick, Klavs? so far. Still room for more, it doesn't matter if you haven't played before. Everyone is welcome.

Briefings will be given on the day.
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