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21529U  [Okinawa] Suicide attack on Zamami Island
March 26, 1945 - March 27, 1945
Pacific Theater
Prelude to Operation Iceberg.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/23/2020

Historical Background:
As a prelude to the landing on Okinawa island, operation Iceberg, the US command had planned to capture first the Kerama islands, located South West of Okinawa. The 77th US Infantry Division was in charge of this action. On the 26th March 1945, the 1st Battalion, 305th Inf Rgt, landed without opposition on Zamami island but the following night, several groups of Japanese soldiers supported by mortar fire attacked the US defense positions near the beach. The battle lasted all the night with several close-combat. The next morning, US defenders found about 200 Japanese killed around their positions.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units equipped with mortar and machine-gun (SWAs 6 & 7).
- Use "Capture HQ/supply tent" rules (Actions 17).
- Use "Hospital Recovery" rules (Actions 18) for the Allied player.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Hyperwar - Okinawa, the last battle.

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