[New Britain] Landing at Arawe - December 15, 1943

Operation Director - Assault of the 112th Cavalry Regiment.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/31/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The landing at Arawe, New Britain, Operation Director, was a diversion of the main landing at Cape Gloucester planned the next week. The troopers of the 112th Cavalry Regiment landed on the 15th December 1943 in the Arawe Peninsula at "House Fireman Beach". They found only a little resistance, mainly the fire of Japanese machine guns which were quickly annihilated by the support fire of an US ship, the SC-742. The landed troops secured the area and then established a defensive line (Main Line of Resistance) on the foot of the peninsula in order to stop a possible Japanese counter-attack.
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 [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The two hexes of Amalut village form a Temporary Majority Medal Objective worth 1 Medal for whoever controls the village.
So the Japanese player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Special Weapon Asset >1942 rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for the units equipped with mortars and machine-guns (SWAs 6 & 7).
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troop 10) to the Japanese infantry unit with a single figure.
- Use "Destroyer" rules (Troop 12) to the SC-742.

Scenario Bibliography:
Battle of Arawe.

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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