[Salomon Islands] Landing at Gavutu - August 07, 1942

Operation Watchtower - Assault of the 1st Marine Parachute Battalion.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/21/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
At the beginning of Operation Watchtower, on the 7th of August 1942, the US Marine 1st Parachute Battalion landed on the small island of Gavutu, house of a Japanese seaplane base. The Marines landed under the fire of a bunker which inflicted them several losses. Japanese defenders, entrenched in caves and bunkers on hill 148, resisted until the 8th of August at noon, when the Marines finished to destroy every bunkers with explosives charges.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [US Marine Corps] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "US Marine Corps" rules for all Allied troops (Nation 4). Badges are not required.
- Use "Combat Engineers" rules (Troops 4) to the Allied units with badges.
- Use "Destroyer" rules (Troops 12).
- Use "Cave on Hills" rules (Terrain 52).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Champs de bataille" thématique n°5 - La campagne de Guadalcanal.
- Hyperwar - History of USMC Operations in World War II.
- Battle of Tulagi - Wikipedia.

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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