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Battle of Piva Forks - November 19, 1943 - November 25, 1943

Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/29/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After landing in Empress Augusta Bay during Operation Cherry Blossom, the 3rd Marine Division ventures into the Bougainville Jungle. On November 19, the Marines reach River Piva and a crossroads where the Numa Numa trail meets the East-West one. There, they are stopped by the 23rd Japanese Infantry Regiment. A fierce battle ensues; but after one week of tough resistance, the Japanese are defeated.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan]:
Take 5 Command cards.

Allied player [United States Marine Corps]:
Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

Special Rules:
Imperial Japanese Army Command rules are in effect (Nations 3 - Imperial Japanese Army).

US Marine Corps Command rules are in effect (Nations 4 - US Marine Corps).

River Piva is fordable (Terrain 61 - Fordable Streams).

(Open de France Memoir '44 - 2009)

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipédia - Battle of Piva forks.
- Encyclopédie la 2ème Guerre mondiale au jour le jour.

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