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[New-Guinea] The Kokoda trail - Action 4 - October 13, 1942 - October 28, 1942

Battle of Eora Creek (Templeton's Crossing).
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 06/06/2019
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
After the stopping of the Japanese advance to Port Moresby during the battle of Ioribaiwa, the Australians took advantage and counter-attacked the General Horii's troops. The 25th Australian Brigade advanced along the Kokoda trail and arrived at Templeton's Crossing where the trail crossed Eora Creek and place of a previous battle in July. Japanese troops were entrenched and the Australians had to fight during two weeks to force the Japanese to retreat. Then the pursuit continued 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] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [Australia] : 6 command cards, you move first.

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

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5).
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for the units equipped with a mortar and a machine-gun (SWAs 3 & 8).
- Use "Fordable Stream" rules (Terrains 61) for Eora Creek.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Deuxième guerre mondiale - Editions 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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