[Aleutian Islands] X Hill - May 12, 1943

Operation Landgrab - Attack in the north of Attu.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Landed unopposed on Red Beach, north of Holtz Bay, the 1/17th Infantry advanced slowly in Addison Valley towards its objective, X Hill. But Japanese were more rapid and settled combat positions prepared in advance on the hill. On the 12th of May, US infantrymen attacked X Hill with the support of 105mm howitsers of A battery, 48th Artillery Battalion. In spite of heavy losses, they succeeded to occupy the ridge in the evening and prepared the defense against possible Japanese counter-attacks.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [United-States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

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

Special Rules:
- Use "Imperial Japanese Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for Japanese units equipped with mortars and machine-guns (SWAs 6 and 7).
- Use "Sniper" rules (Troop 10) to the Japanese infantry unit with a single figure. Its destruction is a victory medal.

Scenario Bibliography:
- Attu, the forgotten battle - National Park Service.
- Satellite photography of the area.

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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