The Battle of Piva Forks (by jdrommel) - November 19, 1943 - November 25, 1943

Pacific Theater By: GI John - Last update: 12/02/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first


Historical Background:
After landing in Empress Augusta Bay during Operation Cherry Blossom, the 3rd Marine Division ventures into the Bougainville Jungle. On November 19, the Marines reach River Piva and a crossroads where the Numa Numa trail meets the East-West one. There, they are stopped by the 23rd Japanese Infantry Regiment. A fierce battle ensues; but after one week of tough resistance, the Japanese are defeated.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
Axis player [Japan]:
Take 5 Command cards.

Allied player [United States Marine Corps]:
Take 6 Command cards.
You move first.

Special Rules:
Imperial Japanese Army Command rules are in effect (Nations 3 - Imperial Japanese Army).

US Marine Corps Command rules are in effect (Nations 4 - US Marine Corps).

River Piva is fordable (Terrain 61 - Fordable Streams).

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Wikipédia - Battle of Piva forks.
- Encyclopédie la 2ème Guerre mondiale au jour le jour.

Warning:
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.

Set-up Order
22
5
13
6
13
1
5