Memoir '44 D-Day Landings Memoir '44 D-Day Landings

Battle of Guam 6 - July 31, 1944 - August 02, 1944

Final Battle
Pacific Theater By: 50th - Last update: 12/14/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x7 x6
first You play first    


Historical Background:
With heavy foliage hiding the last of Lt General Takashina's forces, the 77th division began the final sweep to find and destroy the islands estimated 6000 defenders. The defenders were fighting a war of attrition and delaying action. They believed that help would be arriving soon. Several small skirmishes broke out, one on Mount Barrigada, and another on Mount Santa Rosa, where most of the islands officers were located. The 3rd Marine division swung around to secure the Tiyan airfield. After General Takashina had been killed leaving his command post, General Hideyoshi Obata had taken over command, he had split his forces up to delay their being found. The Third took control of the airfield and swung onto the coastal road while the 77th took out the opposition on Mount Barrigada and Finnegayan. Then the rapidly moving advance halted as the third encountered Japanese armor. The stage is set, what do You do?

Briefing:
Allies: Take seven cards and go first.

Axis: Take four cards.

Conditions of Victory:
Allies: Take Tiyan airfield, Mt Santa Rosa, and four more medals. The airfield is a temporary medal objective. The mountain is a permanent medal objective.

Axis: Hold Tiyan airfield and take five medals. The airfield is a temporary medal objective.

Special Rules:
For Japanese command rules see Nations card #3.
For Marine command rules see Nations card #4.
For rules on HQ Supply Tents see Actions card #17 and Terrain Card #56

Scenario Bibliography:
Hyperwar-Battle of Guam
Wikipedia Battle of Guam
The Recapture of Guam by Major O.R. Lodge

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

Set-up Order
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3
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20
2
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15
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4
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9
6
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