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[New Guinea] Eora Creek - October 23, 1942 - October 27, 1942

Battle for Papua New Guinea -
Pacific Theater By: *player997446 - Last update: 12/21/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x5 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The 2/1st Battalion first contacted the Japanese forward of the Eora Creek village on 21 October but the main engagement did not begin until the leading troops of the battalion entered it the next morning. Heavy Japanese fire stalled the Australian advance behind the bare ridge on which the village stood and it was not until the small hours of 23 October, under the cover of darkness, that the 2/1st Battalion was able to cross the creek. In succeeding days, up-hill frontal attacks made little progress against the Japanese positions rapidly sapping the 2/1st Battalion's strength. Meanwhile, the 2/3rd Battalion had been seeking a way around the Japanese flanks. This move proved decisive. The battalion closed on the western flank of the Japanese position on 27 October and the next afternoon launched an attack downhill into it. The surviving defenders fled into the jungle. Ninety-nine Australians were killed in the battle of Eora Creek and another 192 were wounded. Pursuit of the retreating Japanese began on 29 October.

Allied Player [Australia]
Take 5 Command Cards
You Move First

Axis Player [Japan]
Take 5 Command Cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

Special Rules:
[Nation 5] BCF Command Rules are in effect.
[Nation 3] Japanese Imperial Army Command Rules are in effect.
[Terrain 61] Fordable River rules are in effect.

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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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