The next priority for General Krueger's XIV Corp after the retaking of Manila was to secure the dams and reservoirs notheast of the city that provided the metropolitan area with water for all puposes. The high ground surrounding the Ipo and Wawa dams were the first objectives held by the conglomerate IJA defense force know as the Shimba Group. The bulk of May saw a relentless advance that cleared the hills of the tough defenders by the third week. The XI Corps then took over the assault, with the 18th Infantry Division pushing the main body of the Kobayashi Force off Woodpecker Ridge. Next up was the pursuit of the Kobayashi remnants through the valley lowlands heading north. . . . .One of the few fighting withdrawal scenarios around. A Japanese force must fall back in front of a wave of US firepower, while also trying to stop the US player exiting.
Attacker: American (151st Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division)
Defender: Japanese (Kobayashi Force)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Wawa Dam, Luzon, The Philippines 1945-05-27
Squads: A:10.0 D:11.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 M2 60mm Mortar x 1 D:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2