Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

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Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 16:49

ASL Scenario using Game Module Yanks, Code of Bushido, or Rising Sun
Map Board 8 , North Board /Represents Ocean Hexes, and Shore Line, the Buildings on the other side of Map Board are disregarded
Map Board 18 South Board.

Pacific Campaign, part of U S Island Hopping Operations

Scenario Title: Taking Atoll
Date: November 20, 1943
Location: Tarawa, Atoll,
Situation: After a Heavy U.S. Bombardment, U S Marine Assault Waves , got Underway.
Low Tide Conditions, around the Atoll, forced initial Assault Waves to wade ashore, when the Landing Craft could not clear the Barrier Reef. The wading Marines, could not haul any heavy weapons or extra Ammo, resulting in initial waves having to fight with Rifles and Sidearms.
Near Shore the Japanese troops, setup a cross fire defense, held their fire until the Marines were in effective range.
Map Board 8 North Board
Map Board 18 South Board
Balance:
Victory Conditions: The Japanese Player wins, if there is one Good Order Gun/MG with Crew still in action at Game End.
Japanese Player Setup First and Move First
Turns 1 2 3 4 5
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Elements of Japanese Special Base Force ELR 4 SAN 4 Setup on Board 8
Elite Squad 448 x 2
Crew x 4
HMG 6-14
MMG
LMG x 2
ART Year 38 Type 75* x 2
Fortifications: Trench x 2 Wire x 2
Reinforcement Enter Board 18 Turn One from West and or East Road 447 First Line Squad/Crew x 3/Leader 9-0
Board 18 Japanese O/B Guns Setup un- possessed . on one of 3 Level one Hill closest to Board 8
HMG 6-14 x 2 / Type 88 AA 75
Type 95 HA GO Light Tank
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Elements of U S Marine Corps Battalion Landing Team ELR 5 SAN 2
Setup On Board 8 in any Ocean Hex Next to Shore Line, U S Elements may not setup in an Ocean Hex with a Wire Barrier
Marine Scouts : Elite Half Squads 347 x 4/ Demo Charges x 4/ Concealment Counters x 10/ Place One Concealment Counter on Each Scout with
Demo Charge/ Remaining Concealment Counters Decoys
Disembarked Wading Elements : Elite 667 Squads x 8 Leader 9-1 x 2
Amphibious Elements: Elite 667 x 8/Leaders 9-2/9-1/8-1 Support Weapons: MMG/Bazooka 43/Flamethrower
Alligators LVT 2 x 3
M4 DD Sherman
SSR:
1. EC are moderate with no wind at Start
2. Jungle Terrain is in Effect / All Roads Exist
3. Ocean Hexes are at Level -1/Wading Elements not in Landing Craft are CX as long as they are in an Ocean Hex
a. Demo Charges may not be thrown at Japanese Units on Level One Level Two Shore Line Positions, that are 2 and 3 Levels Higher than
the throwing Unit
b. Japanese Units on Level One /Level two Positions may use Point Blank Fire vs Units in Ocean Hexes, Units in Ocean Hexes may not
c. All Fire into and from Ocean Hexes , receives + 1 Modifier
d. Vehicle Target size , while in Ocean Hex, is not applied to any To Hit Dice Roll
aftermath:
The initial U S Marine Assault Waves were in trouble, with no heavy weapons or resupply available, vs the Japanese Position that had been built up,
by Japanese Construction Battalion
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One- Two stories high, and stoutly fortified to be impervious to small arms fire
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 16:51

Board 8 disregard building area on other side of Map Board
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 16:54

Map Board 8
There are 4 Entry Points to Shore for Landing Craft and M 4 DD Sherman
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 16:55

Japanese Player Setup starts with placing Wire in Ocean Hexes next to Shore
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 16:56

Next , the Japanese Player Places Anti Boat Guns in Cross Fire Setup
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 16:57

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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 17:00

Left to Right
Japanese Player Places 448 with LMG next to Wire Barrier
Crew with MMG next to Wire Barrier
Crew with HMG to cover Anti Boat Gun Postion
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 17:01

Japanese Player places 448 Elite Squad w LMG to Cover the West Anti Boat Gun Postion
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 17:03

Board 18 Japanese Player places Type 88 AA 75 Gun /HMG x 2 on Level One Hills closest to Shore Line
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 17:04

Type 88 AA Gun
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 17:05

Japanese Turn One Reinforcements enter Board 18 West and or East Road
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 17:06

U S Player Setup Disregard Buildings on other side of Ocean Hexes
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 17:08

U S Player sets his Scout Units, to clear Wire Barrier, or Move Inland and Decoy Units
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Units in Ocean Hexes unless in Landing Craft or DD Tank are CX
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 17:10

Next the U S Player places wading Elements in Ocean Hexes Next
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to Shore Line
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Re: Tarawa , 20 November 1943 , Pacific Campaign

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 08 Jul 2019 17:11

U S Player East Side wading
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Assault Group in Ocean Hexes
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