[Okinawa] The road to Ginowan - May 04, 1945

Operation Iceberg - Japanese armored counter-offensive.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/22/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x7 x6 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
The second japanese counter-attack began during the night 3rd to 4th May. For the support of the offensive, most artillery pieces were extracted of their caves and opened fire on US troops all the night. The japanese plan was to make a breakthrough in the center of the front-line (following the road to Ginowan) , to bypass the US positions in the aim of surround them in two separate pocket. The light tanks of the Japanese 32 Tank Regiment were the spearhead of the central offensive. In the darkness of the night, the Japanese could make some infiltration and captured some US positions but they were soon located then stopped by the heavy fire of all US defenders. All Japanese tanks were destroyed and the offensive was again a failure.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
For the Japanese player, Exit marker is in effect on the road hexagon marked "vers Ginowan".

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules for the two Japanese units with engineer badge (Troop 4).
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
Hyperwar : US Army in WWII, Okinawa : The Last Battle.

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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