[Wake] Landing on Wilkes Island - December 23, 1941

Cpt Platt' counterattack.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/21/2021
Allied Player: Axis Player:
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    first You play first

Historical Background:
During the night of 23rd of December 1941, company Takano of the Special Naval Landing Force landed on the small island of Wilkes, in the western end of the atoll of Wake, in the same time than the main body of SNLF on the Wake Island. Japanese troops captured quickly Battery F whose personnel withdrew in the brush after sabotaged the guns. But next the Japanese were stopped in their advance towards Battery L by the fire of a machine-gun situated west of the beach. Captain Platt, Marine officer in command of Wilkes defense, gathered his troops to make a new line of defense. Then, around 05h30, he launched a counterattack towards Battery F. Simultaneously, the platoon of 1st Lt McAlistair, reinforced by the personnel of Battery F, attacked on the other side of the Japanese pocket. The two Marine groups joined on the Battery F and cleared the enemy pocket, counting 94 dead Japanese. The landing had been repulsed on Wilkes but, because of no radio contact, the US command on Wake though that Wilkes had fallen.
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 [USMC] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
Battery F is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player as well as the Axis player, so the Allied player begins the game with one medal in his victory path.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "US Marine Corps" rules for all Allied troops (Nation 4). Badges are not required.
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 1) are in effect for US units equipped with machine-guns (SWAs 8).
- Use "Heavy Guns" (Troops 3) for Battery L. The guns are fixed and can't move, so a second flag means the loss of a figure.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Hyperwar - A magnificent fight : Marines in the battle for Wake Island.

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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