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[New Guinea] Lone Tree Hill - June 20, 1944 - June 25, 1944

The attack of Tornado Task Force.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 07/31/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x8 x6 x8
    first You play first

Historical Background:
During their advance towards Sarmi on the east coast of new Guinea, US troops were stopped by a Japanese fortified hill, which was later named "Lone Tree Hill". After the failure of the first attack on the 28th of May, the Tornado Task Force remained on the defensive, waiting for reinforcements. With the arrival of the 6th US Infantry Division, the Task Force under the command of General Sibert could attack on the 20th of June. Entrenched in caves , the Japanese fought fiercely and made several counter-attacks. Nevertheless, US troops succeeded to to capture the top of the hill and to hold defensive positions on it. On the 25th of June, Lone Tree Hill was definitively in US hands and the Japanese withdrew to another defensive position on the Woske River.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 4 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals.
Maffin Airfield is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "Cave on Hills" rules (Terrain 52).
- Use "Fordable Stream" rules (Terrains 61) for the Snaky River.
- Use "Air Strikes" rules (Actions 3) to the Allied player.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Deuxième Guerre mondiale - Editions Time-Life - L'offensive du Pacifique.
- Battle of Sarmi - 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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