Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 07 Aug 2019 17:13

U S Player Turn 2
Supporting Elements to Left Right of 9-2 Leader Fire Base Group use Smoke Grenades to cover the Fire Base Move to Point 526
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 07 Aug 2019 17:19

Japanese Defensive First Fire from 1-3-5 Pillbox Crew w/MMG / 4 Fire Power
1. Smoke adds +2 Modifier to Defensive First Fire Attack Dice Roll
2. U S Fire Base Group Assault Move to Top of Hill 2 MF -1 Moving in Open Modifier
3. Total Modifier +1 to Defensive Fire Dice Roll of 5+ 1 =6 Modifier +1 result 7 on 4 Fire Power Column Pin Task Check vs US Fire Base Group
4. Result of Pin Task Check / Each U S Unit take Separate Pin Task Checks/ One Squad w./ MMG is Pinned
5. Only Light Machine Guns may be Moved and Fired during the Same Move Phase and at Half Fire Power

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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 09 Aug 2019 18:36

Infantry Unit in Stream Hex : Level -1
1 The Infantry Unit in the Stream Hex, has a Line of Sight to the 6 Hexes Directly around it
2. Japanese Positions on the Hill, cannot see or Fire on The U S Infantry Unit in the Stream Hex , unless Japanese Units move next to the Stream Hex
or the U S Unit Exits the Stream Hex , and is in the Line of Sight of a Japanese Unit , that must drop Concealment to Fire.
3. Any Line of Fire Traced along the Bamboo/Brush Hex side would be Blocked by Jungle Terrain that Fills the Entire Hex and Extends Out to Bamboo
Hex Sides/ Bamboo/Brush
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Height is Level One/ Jungle Terrain/+1 TEM
Jungle Terrain /Wood Hex is Level Two/+2 TEM
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 09 Aug 2019 18:39

Fire Traced along Bamboo Hex Side to Open Ground Level One Hill would be Blocked by Jungle Terrain /Bamboo Hex Side
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 09 Aug 2019 18:43

Japanese Positions that are Set Back/Reverse Slope Part of Level Two Hill can see the Level Two Open Ground Hexes at the Front of the Hill
and Cannot be Over to the Lower Level One Open Ground Hexes
The Jungle Terrain /Wood Hex/ Next to Level Two Hill Point 526, Blocks and Cross Fire from Pillboxes North /South Side of Level Two Hill Postions
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 09 Aug 2019 18:46

Cross Fire From South Pillbox to Point 526 Level Two Hill Hex Blocked by Jungle Terrain

Cross
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Fire From North Pill box to Hex on Other Side Point 526 also Blocked
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 15 Aug 2019 18:23

To Protect Bunkers from Close Assault, the Japanese Player places Wire Counter on Top of Bunker Counter
1. Infantry Units must first pass thru Wire to Close Assault Bunkers w/Demo Charge
Infantry unit could Throw Demo Charge instead/Thrown Demo Charge attacks with 30 Fire Power Factors
Throwing Unit , is also affected by blast, with +3 Modifier/Target Hex receives +2 /plus any TEM to 30 Fire Power Factor Column Attack Dice Roll
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2. To Pass Thru Wire, Infantry Unit expends MF to enter Hex, then is Placed On Top of WIre
3. Infantry Player then makes dr, if the dr is a 3, the Infantry Unit must expend 3 MF to Pass Thru WIre
4.Infantry may NOT use Double Time MF to Pass Thru WIre/Infantry must use the 4 MF/Conscript 3 MF/ factors in Wire
Leaders provide 2 MF if Stacked w/Squad attempting to Breach Wire
5. Defending Units may Fire at Infantry Unit attempting to breach Wire Per the # of MF that Infantry Unit/s Expends at the Wire
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 15 Aug 2019 18:42

Bamboo /Brush Rules Clarification:
1. The U S Player announces that 9-1 Leader with 3 Squads will Double Time /move to Level One Hill /Open Ground Hex and Enter Bamboo Hex Next to
Japanese Bunker.
2. When the U S Player moves into Level One Hill Open Ground Hex , Next to the Bamboo, the Japanese Player informs the U S Player, that to Enter
the Bamboo Hex, the U S Infantry Units CANNOT enter the Bamboo Hex, that represents Difficult Terrain.
3. The U S Infantry Units would have had to be NEXT to the Bamboo , during the Start of the U S Player Move Phase, even if CX,
After Entering the Bamboo during Move Phase, those Infantry Units may Move No Further during that Move Phase.
4. In Example Shown, U S Player Units would be considered to have Double Timed, /CX Status, but must stop in Level One Hill Open Ground Hex
before Bamboo Hex.
At the end of the U S Player Move Phase/Japanese Player Defensive Fire Phase
The US Player Advance Phase occurs and is NOT Part of Move Phase
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1. Advance Phase/ that occurs at the End of Player Turn/
a. Any Infantry Unit that Double Timed or became CX, during the Move Phase MAY NOT , Advance Phase Move One Hex into Bamboo,
b. Advance Phase differs from Move Phase, during Move Phase, a CX Infantry Unit, that begins Move Phase Next to Bamboo Hex COULD
Enter Bamboo Hex, to illustrate the difference in Move Phase and Advance Phase Move Factors
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 15 Aug 2019 18:48

Infantry Units that qualify to Enter Bamboo Hex during Move Phase, may during the Advance Phase move Advance Phase One Hex out of Bamboo Hex

1. U S 9-1 Leader w/ 3 Squads expended 8 MF /CX Status trying to run into the Bamboo

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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 15 Aug 2019 19:08

Placing Smoke Grenades:
The US 7-0 Leader w/3 First Line Squads on Level One Hill Open Ground Hex
1. The U S Player must designate which Squad will attempt to Place Smoke at Top of Level Two Open Ground Hex
2. Only FULL Squads with small case 1-2-3 /Next to Fire Power Factor have Smoke Grenades
3. The U S Player declares that, One Squad L, will attempt to Place Smoke on Level Two Hill Hex, and makes Smoke Placement dr of 1
an additional dr is made for Placing Smoke to Higher Level, dr must be 1-3 to land at Higher Level/4-6 Grenades lands back in Throwing Hex
4. To Place Smoke, the Placing Unit REMAINS in Current Hex,
5. Placing Smoke in Adjacent Hex requires 2 MF / The Placing Unit does not Enter the Hex ,throwing the Smoke into the Adjacent Hex
6. Throwing Smoke , does not incur Moving in Open Fire Penalties -1/ or Non Assault Move -1
7. Defending Infantry/that can SEE the Infantry Unit Placing Smoke,can Fire on That Infantry Unit/ AFTER, the Smoke Placement, per 2 MF Spent by the Placing Unit/If No Smoke Placement dr indicates no Smoke is Placed, the 2 MF are NOT applied/if Placing Unit dr is 6, Placing Unit may move no Further
that Turn
8. In Example Shown: Only the Japanese Squad/ Level One Hill/Open Ground /Tan Color Hex, may Defensive First Fire on U S Unit Placing Smoke,
The Other Japanese Squads have no Line of Sight over the Top of the Hill to the U S Squad, Throwing Smoke From Level One Open Ground Hex, where
the U S Squad can Remain while THROWING the Smoke without having to move into the Hex to Place Smoke
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 15 Aug 2019 19:12

The CX 8-1 Leader w/3 CX Squads starts the Move Phase next to Bamboo, amy enter the Bamboo Hex, may move no Further that Move Phase

During the Advance Phase, the CX Units may move One Hex Out of Bamboo
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 15 Aug 2019 19:20

Japanese Player resets North Pillbox into Jungle Terrain/Wood Hex to Cover Trench Line/3 Trench Counters and Point 526

U S Player, decides, that moving thru stream and bamboo , would be a mistake, moves into position at Bottom of Hill Turn One,
to maximize Turn One Time, in Advance Phase, places 3 Squads on Top, to test Japanese Defenses.

These Squads, if they Survive , will on Turn 2 attempt to Place Smoke, for follow up elements at Bottom of Hill, move into positions next to
take the Trench line
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 19 Aug 2019 17:00

Japanese Player Tactical Plan:
1. The Jungle Terrain to some degree , offsets the Heavy U S Fire Power , and Number of Squads that can be stacked in Jungle Terrain.
On New Georgia, the Jungle Terrain was a Massive overgrown tangle of vegetation , that at the time , was the worst encountered in Pacific Islands
a. The Two Types of Jungle Terrain/Dense Jungle PTO Terrain , Wood Hexes, and Jungle Terrain, Bamboo, Brush Hex
stacking Limit of 2 Squads/Leader and Support Weapon
b. This Stacking Limit cannot be exceeded,at any time, for this scenario, requiring both sides to carefully consider, before making a move.
Any Over Stacked Units /Routing thru Overs Stacked / Units are considered LOST in the Jungle and may not return to Play.
2. The Tactical Setup will take advantage of making a Setback/Reverse Slope Position, 3 Trenches across the Front, with Pillbox Fire from the North and South to Sweep the Forward edge of the Hill of Opposing Forces . Wire will also add to the Foes problems attempting to advance or skirt around the position.
3. The Key Point of the Defense,/Level Two Hill/ is the Jungle Terrain Hex next to Point 526, During Turn One, a Squad must be in Position to move into this Hex .
U S Forces will have a difficult task to take this advance position, under fire from North /South Pillbox Sweeping Fire.
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 19 Aug 2019 17:04

The North Pill Box area of Fire Lanes
1. Out to Point 526
2. Up to Including Jungle Terrain Hex
3. Over Across to South Pill Box
3. The Light Tan Hex /Level One Open Ground Hex is below the Fire Land and is Dead Space that MG cannot Fire Into From Level Two Hill Position
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Re: Solomon Islands, 10 July, 1943 Pacific Operations

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 19 Aug 2019 17:11

Japanese Player sets up
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Trenches and Wire
and Takes Note, that to Enter Jungle Terrain , from Level One Open Ground Trench Postion/Tan Color Hex, would require 5 MF /CX Status
1 MF Exit Trench
2. Move To Higher Terrain Double/ Jungle Terrain 2 MF Double to 4
3. Japanese Squads must maintain Concealment as long as Possible and stack no more than 1 Squad in a Hex , to limit damage to Stack of 2 or More
Squads from Heavy U S Fire Power
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