[Morotai] Banzai charge on the HQ - September 22, 1944

Operation Tradewind -
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 02/09/2014
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On the 15th of September 1944, 31st US Infantry Division landed on Morotai, in Maluku Islands, in order to establish an airbase before the reconquest of the Philippines. The following days, with little Japanese opposition, US troops secured the planned perimeter line around the airfield area. But on the 22nd of September, a Japanese force attacked lines of the 1st Battalion, 167th Infantry Regiment, to capture the HQ of the US battalion. This "Banzai" charge was a defeat, Japanese soldiers were easily repulsed by US entrenched troops.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The US HQ is a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "Capture HQ/supply tent" rules (Actions 17).
- Use "Hospital Recovery" rules (Actions 18) for the Allied player.
- The Allied player lays out the minefields (Terrain 29).

Scenario Bibliography:
Wikipedia - Battle of Morotai.

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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