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[Battle of Peleliu] The Airfield - September 15, 1944

Operation Stalemate II
Pacific Theater By: Brycie35 - Last update: 06/14/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    


Historical Background:
On D+1, The 5th Marines landed on Beach Orange 1 meeting only scattered resistance, they then moved to capture the airfield and push toward the eastern shore. They stopped at the far side of some woods, facing the airfield and its buildings. On the 15th of September a major counterattack was launched by a combined Japanese tank - infantry force that crossed the northern part of the runway. Initially, the infantry started to move towards Marine lines and was soon followed by a group of tanks with infantry riding on them. For a moment, this looked like a serious coordinated attack but then for some reason the Japanese tank drivers accelerated towards the Marines, leaving the infantry in their wake. They cut across the front of the Marines lines who subjected them to devastating flanking fire. Two of the tanks veered off and went through the lines and crashed into a swamp while the others were cut to pieces. The advancing infantry was subject to harassing fire and the attentions of a Navy dive-bomber. Only two tanks escaped and the infantry disappeared after seeing their tank support decimated.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Allied Player [United States]: Take 6 Command cards
You Move First

Axis Player [Japan]: Take 4 Command Cards

Conditions of Victory:
7 Medals.

The 6 Hexes of the airfield are a temporary majority victory medal for both sides.

Special Rules:
Imperial Japanese Army Command rules are in effect. (Nations 3)
US Marine Corps Command Rules are in effect. (Nations 4)
Special Weapon Asset rules are in effect for the 1 Japanese & 1 US units with Machine Guns. (SWAs 7)
Special Weapons Assets rules are in effect for the 1 Japanese & 2 US units equipped with a Mortar. (SWAs-6).
Special Weapon Asset rules are in effect for the 2 US units marked with Anti-Tank Guns. (SWAs 5)
All US Tank units have 4-figures.
Air Rules are in effect. The US player starts with both Air Sortie cards.

Scenario Bibliography:
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_peleliu.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Peleliu
ATS LN2-1 Airfield Fracas

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
5
3
1
15
4
1
3
1
1