The Lighthouse - October 17, 1944

Pacific Theater By: sdnative - Last update: 09/22/2012
Allied Player: Axis Player:
x6 x5 x4 x5
first You play first    


Historical Background:
SULUAN ISLAND, THE PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 17 1944:
Following months of training the 6th Ranger Battalion was assigned their first combat mission. The 6th Rangers led by Lt. Col. Mucci, would be the first American troops to land in the Philippines, spearheading its liberation from the Japanese. At 0805 hours on October 17th, D Company landed near the village of Granadas in a driving rain. After reorganizing after the landing, the Rangers immediately began their advance on a lighthouse located near the southeast corner of the island. While passing through a village consisting of a few small huts, the Rangers found evidence of Japanese occupation. As the Rangers started the last leg of their journey, they suddenly came under enemy fire from the edge of the nearby jungle.

Briefing:
Allied Player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first
Axis Player [Japan] : 4 command cards

This was designed to be a fast easy scenario when you do not have time for a long game..
Hope you have fun.

Conditions of Victory:
5 medals.
Lighthouse is a temporary medal objective for the allied player.

Special Rules:
Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
Allies are elite Rangers.
Japanese are elite Special Naval Landing forces.
Lighthouse is a victory medal for allies.

Scenario Bibliography:
ASL Scenario CH34

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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1
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5
13
1