[New-Guinea] The Kokoda trail - Action 2 - August 26, 1942 - August 31, 1942

Battle of Isurava.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2018
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the battle for Kokoda village and Deniki, the 39th Australian Battalion withdrew on Isurava village and prepared a new defense line, on the two banks of Eora Creek. From mid-August, the 53rd Australian Battalion arrived on the Kokoda trail as reinforcement. Japanese troops attacked Isurava with three battalions on the 26th of August, after an artillery firing, the 1/144 was on the Kokoda trail, the 2/144 was on the other side of the river and the 3/144 made a flanking movement by the hills. After a fierce battle, the Australians withdrew to a new defensive position, called "Rest House", then to another near the village of Alola where they fought until the 31st of August, inflicting heavy losses to the Japanese. And then, they continued to retreat along the Kokoda trail.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Australia] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5).
- Use "Fordable Stream" rules (Terrains 61) for Eora Creek.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Battle of the Kokoda Trail.

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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