[New Guinea] Capture of Gona - December 08, 1942

The decisive attack.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After their withdrawal on the Kokoda trail because of the failure of their offensive towards Port Moresby, Japanese troops were entrenched on the east coast of New Guinea at Buna, Gona and Sanananda. The 25th Australian Brigade, arrived near Gona on mid-November 1942 and was stopped by Japanese heavy defensive positions. The Australians attacked five times, from the 18th of November to the 6th of December, but were repelled with heavy losses. But on the 8th of December, the 30th Australian Brigade made the decisive attack and captured the place. On that day, the Allied headquarters received this message : "Gona's gone".
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 [Australia] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Gona Mission is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nations 5).
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troop 10) to the Japanese infantry unit with a single figure.
- Use "Fordable streams" rules for the Gona Creek (Terrains 61).

Scenario Bibliography:
- 2e guerre mondiale - éditions Time life - L'offensive du Pacifique.

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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