Corinth Corinth

Battle of Piva Forks [FFM44] - November 19, 1943 - November 25, 1943

Pacific Theater
Pacific Theater By: FFM44 - Last update: 10/09/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    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 landing in Empress Augusta Bay during Operation Cherry Blossom, the 3rd Marine Division ventures into the Bougainville Jungle. On November 19, the Marines reach River Piva and a crossroads where the Numa Numa trail meets the East-West one. There, they are stopped by the 23rd Japanese Infantry Regiment. A fierce battle ensues; but after one week of tough resistance, the Japanese are defeated.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

This scenario has been created by jdrommel

Axis player [Japan]:
Take 5 Command cards.

Allied player [United States Marine Corps]:
Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

Special Rules:
Imperial Japanese Army Command rules are in effect (Nations 3 - Imperial Japanese Army).
US Marine Corps Command rules are in effect (Nations 4 - US Marine Corps).
River Piva is fordable (Terrain 61 - Fordable Streams).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipédia - Battle of Piva forks.
- Encyclopédie la 2ème Guerre mondiale au jour le jour.

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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