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Templeton's Crossing - October 18, 1942

Pacific Theater By: Turboheizer - Last update: 09/07/2012
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:
After the Japanese retreat from Ioribaiwa Ridge, they dug in to defend a series of positions along the Kokoda trail. The Australians were now on the offensive, fighting their way north along the same track on which they had suffered defeat after defeat from July to September. In mid October, the Japanese retired to a position overlooking Templeton's Crossing, where the two tracks leading north from Kagi joined. The decisive moment of the battle took place on 20 October, when the Australian 2/2nd Battalion worked around the Japanese left and broke into the position, prompting a hasty Japanese retreat. This was the first time in the campaign that Australian infantry had closed with dug-in Japanese defenses and captured them outright. In two weeks of continuous fighting, the Australians, in their first victory on the Kokoda track, overcame the Japanese and drove them from the Owen Stanley Range.

Axis Player (Japan):
- Take 4 Command cards.

Allied Player (Australia):
- Take 6 Command cards.
- You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
5 Medals.

Special Rules:
The mountains are impassable.

Place badges on the Australian engineers (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers) and elite units (Troops 2 - Specialized Units).

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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