Battle for Henderson Field - October 24, 1942 - October 25, 1942

Pacific Theater By: LooneyLlama - Last update: 08/29/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
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:
The Battle for Henderson Field took place from 24-25 October, 1942. The last major Japanese effort, and the only major counterattack that had a realistic chance of recapturing Henderson Field from the 1st Marine Division is about to begin. Before the Sendai set out for Edson's Ridge General Maruyama appraised his officers and men of the stakes: "This is the decisive battle between Japan and the United States in which the rise or fall of the Japanese Empire will be decided. If we do not succeed in the occupation of these islands, no one should expect to return alive to Japan." 700 troops of 1st Battalion, 7th Marines were left alone to hold the entire 2500 yard line on the southern face of the Lunga perimeter. One of those marines was Sgt. John Basilone of Company C. Can the Marines hold or will General Maruyama return to Japan victorious?

Axis: 5 cards, you move first
Allies: 5 cards

Conditions of Victory:
7 Medals
Henderson Field is a permanent Medal Objective worth 1 medal for the Japanese.

Special Rules:
Use Air Power as Barrage.
Night rules are in effect.(Actions-19)
Imperial Japanese Army rules are in effect.(Nations-3)
U.S. Marine Corps rules are in effect.(Nations-4)
Place a badge on the Special Force Japanese units.(Troops 2)
Both Allied units marked with the Marine Corps badge are 'Special Force' Marines.(Troops 2)
There are two Allied and one Axis sniper. (Troops 10)
Special weapons asset rules late war (SWA-7)are in effect for the Allied units equipped with a machine gun.
Special weapons asset rules late war (SWA-6) are in effect for the Allied unit equipped with a mortar.
Follow Heroic leader(Sgt. John Basilone) rules for the Allied unit marked with a Battle star.(Actions 8)

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.

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