[Bougainville] The Piva roadblock - Action 2 - November 09, 1943

Operation Cherry Blossom - Marines counter-attack.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/27/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the Japanese attack on the Piva roadblock on the 7th of November, US General Turnage ordered to Colonel Craig, commander of the 9th Marines, to counter-attack in the aim to clear the area around the roadblock. On the 9th of November in the morning, after a short artillery firing, two Marines companies L and F, supported by a section of tanks, crossed the US lines held by companies M and I and advanced in the jungle. Meanwhile Japanese units launched several attacks against the US lines near the roadblock,throwing the confusion in the Marines attack. Then in the afternoon, the Marines resumed their advance. The next day, Piva village n° 1 was in US hands.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [US Marine Corps] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Piva village n°1 is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "US Marine Corps" rules (Nations 4).
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Assets>1942) are in effect for the units equipped with a mortar (SWAs 6).
- Use "Fordable streams" rules for the Piva river (Terrains 61).
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troops 10) to the two Japanese infantry units with a single figure.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Hyperwar USMC Monograph - Marines in the Northern Salomons.

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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