Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

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Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 05 Nov 2019 17:17

Board 18 North
Board 9 South
Scenario Title: Object Item
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Re: Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 05 Nov 2019 17:25

Map Board Overview
Board 18 North
Board 9 South
U S Force approach from North, Board 18
Japanese Setup Board 18, other side of Road,
U S Force Setup West Side
Japanese Caves , Pillbox Units Setup on Board 9
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Re: Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 05 Nov 2019 17:37

U S Army Landing Team O/B ELR 4 SAN 2
667 Elite Squad x 6
666 First Line Squad x 6
Leaders 9-2/9-1x2/8-1x2/8-0
Support Weapons: HMG .50 cal/MMG x 2/DC x 2/ T32 37 mm Manpack Gun, x 3/Flamethrower x 2/Baz 45 x 3
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Japanese Army Elements ELR 4 SAN 6
447 First Line Squad x 8 /LMG Support Weapon/Concealment Counter x 10
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Crew x 8/ Support Weapon ; .50 Cal HMG/HMG x 3/MMG x 3/*75 Type 38 ART
Leaders 10-1/9-0-
Fortifications: Cave x 6
Pillbox x 2
Trench
Cave Complex are not Used/Cave setup HIP/ Pillbox HIP if In Concealment Terrain
SSR:1 EC Are Moderate with not wind at Start
2. PTO Terrain is in effect/Dense Jungle/Roads Exist
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Re: Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 05 Nov 2019 17:39

U S Player decides to mass Landing Team , West side Board 18,
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Re: Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 05 Nov 2019 17:41

U S Player Plan of attack , Skirt Around Base of Ryan Ridge, West Side, to take Japanese Position at Foot of Ridge
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Re: Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 05 Nov 2019 17:42

Japanese Position , West Side Ryan Ridge, Lower Level
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Re: Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 05 Nov 2019 17:44

Aftermath: The U S Landing Team became pinned down at Seawall , after landing , by heavy fire from West Side of Ryan Ridge,
Japanese Positions had been configured to Ridge, in all around Porcupine Setup, to counter any Flanking Tactic

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Re: Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 05 Nov 2019 17:47

Okinawa, 20 April 1945
Situation:
U S Commander faced with the Prospect of Stalemate at Item Pocket ordered an Amphibious Landing from the East China Sea to Outflank Japanese
Positions on Ryan Ridge.
Covering fire from Fox Ridge, NW of Ryan Ridge would support the Attempt

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Re: Okinawa, 20, April 1945, Item Pocket Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 06 Nov 2019 19:20

TURNS 1 2 3 4 5 6
Japanese O/B 1-4-6 Cave x 6
Pill 1-3-5

U S Player preliminaries:
Turn One Rally : Deploy Squads carrying BAZOOKAs, or MG into Half Squads, , Half Squads not carrying SW, Double Time, along West Edge of Board
9, and Assault Move onto Level One Portion of Ryan Ridge, to draw fire, to spot Hidden Japanese Cave.
If Moving Half Squads receive no Defensive Fire, Move To Objective, Victory Hex.
Half Squads that draw fire, move following Half Squads carrying SW, or 37mm T32 Manpack into firing postion
Use Leader with DC/Thrown vs , Japanese Position, keep pressure on by advancing half squads on Japanese position to force Final Fire Morale Check
NOTE: U S Forces carried the 250 pound 37mm Manpack from Landing , up to the Fighting at Ryan Ridge

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