[New Guinea] Buna (1) - December 17, 1942 - December 31, 1942

Warren Force.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/23/2009
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x5 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
December 1942 - New Guinea.
The US landing on Guadalcanal in August 1942 surprised the Japanese troops in their offensive towards Port Moresby, and this threat on their rear obliged them to withdraw to their starting points, Buna and Gona. In Buna, Japanese soldiers had time to fortified their positions before the Allied attack, particularly in the Duropa plantation area. On the 17th of December 1942, with the support of some light tanks, Australian troops of 18th Infantry Brigade and US troops of 126th Infantry Regiment assaulted the Japanese defensive positions. Fierce jungle fights, often to close combat, lasted until 31st of December in the "Old trip" airfield area. In January 1943, the eastern part of the Japanese bridgehead was in Allied hands.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Allied player [United States/Australia] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Axis player [Japanese Imperial Army] : 4 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "BCF Command" rules (Nation 5) for the 5 Australian infantry units.
- Simeni Creek and swamps are impassable (Terrain 8).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Military Magazine hors-série n°24 - Combats en Nouvelle-Guinée.
- Magazine Images de Guerre n°15 avec carte des opérations.

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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