[Iwo Jima] Hill 362B - March 06, 1945

Operation Detachment
Pacific Theater By: Brycie35 - Last update: 09/01/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x5 x6 x5
first You play first    


There are problems with this scenario: it cannot be set-up using the standard terrain tiles of Memoir '44 and the selected extensions. There are too many terrains of one or more types. Please contact the author.

Historical Background:
In this area of the island the ground emanated heat from underground fissures and crevices. The air was hot, and filled with Sulphurous fumes. The terrain was just as uninviting with the volcanic crust cover by massive sandstone buttes, which were surround by a carpet of loose stones. The Japanese had dug countless caves in the rugged landscape, and would force the Marines to face them head on against their well prepaid defensive positions. The Marines orders were simple, advance and clear the area. The campaign had become one more akin to the First World War - a war of attrition.
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:
5 Medals.

A US unit that exits the battle field off the Japanese side counts as a victory medal.

Special Rules:
Imperial Japanese Army Command rules are in effect. (Nations 3)
US Marine Corps Command Rules are in effect. (Nations 4)
All US units are Elite units. (Troops 2)
The 5 US Special forces Infantry units are Elite combat Engineers (Troops 4).
Special Weapon Asset rules are in effect for the 2 Japanese & 2 US units with Machine Guns. (SWAs 7)
Special Weapon Asset rules are in effect for the 3 US units marked with Anti-Tank Guns. (SWAs 5)
Special Weapons Assets rules are in effect for the Japanese unit equipped with a Mortar. (SWAs-6).
The 2 Japanese single figure units marked with Japanese Special Force badges are snipers. (Troops 10)
The 2 Japanese Special Forces Infantry units mark with a Special forces badge are are Elite. (Troops 2)
The Dug in Japanese tank marked with a Special forces badge is immobilized. It may never move or retreat, but may battle as normal.
Air Rules are in effect. US player starts with both Air Sortie cards.

Scenario Bibliography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Iwo_Jima
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_iwojima.html#d14
CH#83 Jungles of Stone

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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