Meeting Engagement 25km north of Betong on the Kroh Road...
|Introduction: This game (played on 10 March 2002)
was a continuation of our Malaya 1941 campaign. It is 11 December
1941, the British mobile column "Krohcol", has lost the race for
"The Ledge" - a narrow road cut into a steep hillside on the
Kroh-Patani road. The battle for the Kroh road is significant as a
Japanese victory could result in the main British defensive line at Jitra
Lead elements of the Japanese 42nd Regt (5th Division) closely supported by a light tank company of the 14th Light Tank Regt.
Elements 3/16th and 5/14th Punjabs, supported by 2 batteries of the FMS Volunteer Artillery (in an AT role) await the Japanese juggernaught.
The Japs continue their advance...a tank is taken out by a Boyes ATR at extreme range.
More Japanese infantry arrive.
The British stand firm, but Banzai charges by the Japanese start to take their toll.
The British take out a few more tanks and lorries.
With the arrival of the 3rd Japanese battalion of infantry, the British are forced to retreat...