Historical Background: During the night of August 20-21, Marine scouts on the east bank of Alligator Creek detected the movement of a large body of Japanese troops. Col. Kiyonao Ichiki ordered his infantry troops forward, using "human wave tactics" but the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines of Colonel Edwin A. Pollock would not be dislodged. Using canister fire, Pollock's guns decimated the Japanese wave. Ichiki than sent part of his force upstream to outflank the Marines, but after a fierce fight this attempt also failed.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
Briefing: Japanese Player: Take 5 Command cards.
You move first.
Allied (US Marines) Player: Take 5 Command cards.
Conditions of Victory: 6 Medals
Special Rules: Imperial Japanese Army Command rules are in effect (see Pacific Theater p. 7).
US Marine Corps Command rules are in effect (see Pacific Theater p. 7).
The Japanese Special Forces Infantry unit is an Engineer unit. Place a Japanese Engineer badge in the same hex with this unit to distinguish them from the other units. Engineers are explained on Pacific Theater p. 10.
Alligator Creek is a Fordable Stream. Fordable Streams are explained on Pacific Theater p. 6.
Jungles are explained on Pacific Theater p. 5.
Beaches have the same terrain effect as Beaches hex (M44 p. 15).
River Mouth has the same effect as River hex (M44 p. 15).