Okinawa, May 1945, Flat Top Ridge Replay

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Okinawa, May 1945, Flat Top Ridge Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 14 Nov 2019 19:18

ASL Game Module Yanks/Rising Sun
Map Board 2 North
Map Board 15 South
Scenario Title Critical Mass
Situation: East of Item Pocket
U S Commanders had to commit more Tanks/SP Guns to augment depleted Infantry Strengths, to take the Flat Top area of Ridges, near Shuri Castle.
The Ridges near Shuri would be the most difficult objectives due to the Ridge mass that provided several points for Mutual Support Cross Fire, between Ridges.
To Tackle the problem, U S Commanders, split their depleted Forces into Groups to take each Ridge Separately and at once to cancel the Cross Fire Factor, US Assault Groups were at this point heavily augmented with Tank/SP GUn Support.
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Dual Victory Conditions: Board 2: Japanese Units on/ next to Road starting at Hex V3, to south edge Board 2. This Road must be Clear of Good Order
Japanese Units
Board 15 HEX R 8 Stone Building: Japanese Control Game Start: U S Player must Control Building Hex R8 and Victory
Condition Board 2
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Turn 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Japanese Setup First
U S Move First
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Elements of Imperial Japanese Army ELR 4 SAN 4
Board 2 Element Setup On South of Diagonal Hex Line Shown
2nd Line 347 x 3/LMG x3/Leader 10-1/ DC/ Concealment Counter x 10
Crew HMG 6-14/PIllbox 1-5-7
HA GO Light Tank x 3/Trench x 3/ Tanks setup in Trench are Dug In
Fortification: Wire x 2
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Board 15 IJA Elements
First Line 447 x 5 /Leader 9-0/ Concealment Counter x 6/ 50mm Mortar x 4/Trench x 3
Crew x 8/ 47L AT Gun x 2/70* Inf Gun TYpe 92 x 2/HMG 6-14/3/Cave 1-4-6 x 3/ 81 mm Mortar
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Elements U S Army ELR 4 SAN 3
Setup On North of Diagonal Hex Line Shown
Elite Squad 667 x 12 Leaders 9-2/9-1x2/8-1x2/8-0/ Support Weapon MMG x 3/Bazooka 45 x 3/DC x 2/Flamethrower x 2
Crew x 3 / 37LL AT Gun/ 57 mm Recoil Rifle x 2
Sherman Flamethrower Tank
*75 M8 HMC SP Gun
105 SP Gun M7 HMC 105
Halftrack T3 HMC *75 x 2
U S Army Armor Element Enter Turn One East Edge Board 2 or 15
M 4 Sherman x 3
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SSR:
1. EC Are Moderate with No Wind At Start
2. PTO Terrain is in Effect Dense Jungle Roads Exist
3. All Vehicle Road Rate MP is Doubled
4. Japanese Have MOL Capability

Aftermath: U S Forces ran into a hail storm of Fire from, Artillery, Guns, Mortars, MGs, and Dug in Japanese Tanks. One Japanese 47 AT Gun
knocked out several Sherman Tanks , resulting in the First Days attack coming to a standstill, at Flat Top Ridge.
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Re: Okinawa, May 1945, Flat Top Ridge Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 14 Nov 2019 19:22

Map Board 2 Victory Road Hexes Starting from Hex V 3 To South Edge of Board 2/ Only Road Hexes along this line must be clear of Good Order Japanese Units
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Re: Okinawa, May 1945, Flat Top Ridge Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 14 Nov 2019 19:23

Board 15 Victory Objective Stone Building Hex R 8
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Re: Okinawa, May 1945, Flat Top Ridge Replay

Post by PassandReviewofWW2 » 14 Nov 2019 19:25

The U S Commanders viewed Flat Top as the Last Ridges Held by the Japanese in the Area, of Shuri Defense Line

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