Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 11 Jul 2019 19:28

Turn One: Japanese Player Move First
1. Prep Fire: The Japanese MMG /Crew Prep Fire vs LVT 2
a. MMG 4 Fire Power/Point Blank Range/ 8 Fire Power vs Unarmored Vehicle
b. 8 Fire Power Attack Dice Roll Effect 1+2=3 / Fire in Ocean Hex +1 Total 4 on IFT Vehicle Line
c. MMG Maintains Rate of FIre/color dr 1
d. Vehicle Line 8 Fire Power Column
e. The # that is at the Top Line above the 8, represents the # that Dice Roll effect must be less than to eliminate Unarmored Vehicle
f. If effect Dice Roll = to #, Vehicle is immobilized
g. Vehicle line # 8/ effect Dice Roll 3/ +1 Ocean Hex Modifier /4 results in Burning Wreck LVT with No Survivors
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 11 Jul 2019 19:32

Vehicle Line # 7
Effect Dice Roll 4 would have to be half or less than Vehicle line # for Burning Wreck
The LVT is Eliminated, Crew /then Passengers must each pass Crew Survival DR of 6 or Less
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 11 Jul 2019 19:34

Passengers Survival Dice Rolls must be less than 6
Passengers Did Not Survive and are eliminated with LVT
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 13 Jul 2019 19:17

Ocean Hex Rules:
1. Leaders /SMC Hero: in Ocean Hex, May Not Direct or Add Leader /Hero Modifier to any Attack Dice Roll
a. Leadership Modifiers do apply to Morale Checks, Rally etc
2. Wading Infantry may not form Multi Hex Fire Groups
3. LVT 2 is an unarmored Vehicle, the Crew morale level is 6, equal to U S First Line Squad/
Unarmored Vehicle Rules crew Morale is that of a Nations First Line Squad/ U S 1st Line Squad Morale Level 6
Armored Vehicles: Crew Morale is that of Nations Elite Squad
4. Infantry Fire/MG Fire vs Unarmored Vehicle : affects Vehicle /Crew/Passengers
a. The LVT 2 is affected on the Vehicle Line Fire Power Column , per the Fire Power Factor of Firing Unit
example: FIre Power Factor of 6
b. Fire Power effect Dice Roll is Made: ex: 3+1=4 /Ocean Hex Modifier +1 = 5
The Vehicle Line # at Top of Infantry Fire Table/ 6 Fire Power Column is 6
The LVT 2 is put out of Action and turn over to Wreck side/ LVT 2 Crew and Passengers must then Pass Crew Survival Dice Roll # 6 or Less
then Placed beneath Wreck Counter subject to Hazardous Movement
5. IF LVT 2 is Not Destroyed /Effect DR of 7/6 Fire Power Column/Result in Morale Check//No Damage vs LVT 2 /Vehicle Line/The Crew and Passengers/In that Order Take Normal Morale Check/ Leaders First
Chekc
d. Crew Takes Morale Check First then Passengers/Leader First
e. If Crew Fails Morale Check, the Crew Abandons Vehicle and Vehicle may move no Further, Passengers may remain in Vehicle unless Brolen

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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 19 Jul 2019 17:33

Strategic Picture Tarawa: The Island of Betio,, represented a Key Strategic Position, and Airfield that controlled the Area for Hundreds of Miles in all directions. It also represented , a determining factor in the course of the War, If the Japanese Defenders held out.

Tarawa Scenario wrap:
1. Japanese Infantry, Level One- Level Two Positions with Machine Guns May fire over Cliff Hexes at Targets in Ocean Hexes next to those Postions.
Targets in Ocean Hexes may Fire Back at those Japanese Postions.
a. Guns May Not Fire Over Cliff Hexes to Lower Ocean Hexes Next to Gun Position, 1 or more Levels Lower
2. Wading Elements do not Take Pin Task Checks
a. May Not Form Multi Location Fire Groups
b. Leaders/SMC may not Direct /Apply Leader Ship Modifier to any Attack from Ocean Hex,
c. Leaders may apply to Rally , etc
3. LVT 2, Rules
a. LVT 2 are unarmored, Crew Morale Level is 6/Infantry Fire on Infantry Fire Table attacks vs Vehicles resolved on Vehicle Line,
affects Dice Roll effect is then , applied first to LVT 2, then Crew then Passengers,
Unless the Dice Roll Effect destroys the LVT 2, then Crew and Passengers must pass Crew Survival Dice Roll, if Survive, then placed beneath
the Wreck LVT 2
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b. Crew must pass Normal Task Check, Dice Roll 6 or less if LVT is Immobilized/ If Fails NTC, Crew Abandons Vehicle/May Reman Vehicle Next
U S Player Move Phase
c. Crews while Manning unarmored Vehicle, Take Morale Checks , and if Fail Morale Check must Abandon Vehicle
Crews that have Abandoned Vehicle, that are subject to Fire Attack Morale Check, are then treated like other Ground Infantry units, and are subject
to breaking.
4. Crew always takes Morale Checks then Passengers vs Fire Attack that does not destroy the LVT
a. ex: The Japanese 4 FP MMG fires on LVT 2, at Point Blank Range , Fire Power 8, Infantry Fire Table Column 8, DIce Roll effect 3+4= 7
Fire into Ocean Hex +1 Total IFT 8 Fire Power Column/8 Line Effect result Normal Morale Check
b. The Crew would first take Normal Morale Check, then Passengers, Leader First, then Highest morale Unit to Lowest Morale Unit thereafter.
Crews that Fail Morale Check while manning Vehicle are NOT Broken, They Abandon Vehicle.
Infantry Leaders may not Apply Leadership Modifier to Crews manning the LVT 2/ 3 Machine Guns/ 14 Firepower
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 19 Jul 2019 17:40

Japanese HMG with Crew Fire Power 6
Dice Roll attack 1+4 = 5 Fire into Ocean Hex +1 total 6 on Vehicle Line result = Vehicle Line # 6 on 6 Fire Power Column
If Fire Attack Dice Roll equals Vehicle Line, destruction #, the Unarmored Vehicle is Immobilized
Crew must Pass Normal Take Check to continue to man vehcile
a. If Crew Passes Immobilization Task Check
b. the Dice Roll effect 6 if now applied on 6 Fire Power Column/ 6 Line / 1 Morale Check vs Crew and Passengers
Crew now Take 1 Morale Check, then Passenger Leader First then Squads
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 19 Jul 2019 17:48

Turn One: Japanese Player Prep Fire
Next the Japanese HMG Crew FIre on U S Unit Ocean Hex 9-1 Leader with 667 Squad
1+4 = 5 Fire into Ocean Hex +1 total 6 on 6 Fire Power Column result 1 Morale Check
U S Player Roll 8 +1 Modifier / Morale Check of 9 vs Leader, result of Pin, wading Infantry in Ocean Hexes cannot be Pinned /Pin Task Checks are not
taken
1. The US 9-1 Leader / 667 may Return Fire vs Japanese HMG Crew,
3 Fire Power /Leader Ship -1/ Fire From Ocean Hex +1/Japanese HMG crew in Trench + 2
Total Modifiers + 2 on 3 Fire Power return Fire Dice Roll
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 20 Jul 2019 19:14

U S Marine Corps Battalion Landing Team Approach: Turn One
At the Shoreline, 3 LVT 2 are Hit, one Burning, also lost, 2 Crews and all Passengers, 6 Squads, 2 Leaders.
Wading Elements, loss of 2 Squads, all told, represents near 50 % losses at Shoreline.
Battalion Elements, Wading Marines, get ashore , to regain, full Squad Fire Power, Wading Elements Squad Fire Power is Halved, as well as not being able to form Multi Hex Fire Groups/ Leaders may not Add Leadership Modifier to any Attack while in Ocean Hex/Wading

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Return Fire from LVT 2 /14 Fire Power Factors/result Step loss of Japanese Crew manning MMG
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Japanese Special Base Unit Actions:
1. The Shoreline Position s Fire, continue to take a heavy toll of the invaders,
2. The Reinforcement Group is now also in Position, to place fire any of the Invaders that make it ashore.
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 20 Jul 2019 19:17

Japanese Turn One Reinforcements, B 18, move into Position to Counter, the U S 9-1 Leader and Squad that may move ashore during U S Player Turn
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 20 Jul 2019 19:30

U S Marine Corps Battalion Landing Team Turn One:
Prep Fire vs Japanese Gun/HMG position on the West Point No Effect
Prep Fire LVT 2 14 Fire Power Factors
Only Wading Elements Fire Power is Halved
Passengers in LVT 2 may Fire at Half Fire Power
Passenger with Flamethrower may not Fire, at Japanese Level One-Level Two Position s that are 2 - 3 Levels Higher, from -1 Level Ocean Hex
Japanese return Fire from West Point Anti Boat Gun, scores Hit on Last LVT 2
To Hit is Resolved on HE /Flame Table
70mm Unarmored To KIll # 12
Dice Roll Effect 7, LVT is destroyed, Crew then Passengers each must pass Survival Dice Roll /Cs # 6/ Leader May NOT Apply Leader Modifier to this
Dice Roll.
Crew /Passengers that survive, are placed beneath the LVT 2 Wreck, and are subject to Hazardous movement modifier -2 while abandoning Wreck
other Modifiers +1 Fire Into Ocean Hex/ + 1 Wreck
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 20 Jul 2019 19:34

Turn One: US MCBLT , Wading Elements move onto Land, the Surviving Squad of LVT 2, w Flamethrower has to move thru Wire Barrier that was not Cleared by Scouts
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