[Aleutian Islands] Fish Hook Ridge - May 25, 1943 - May 27, 1943

Operation Landgrab - Mountain battle.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2021
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Japanese troops withdrew in the mountains which shield Chichagof Harbor. On the US side, the Northern Force attacked on the 25th of May Sarana Pass and the Southern Force, coming from Clevesy Pass, attacked Buffalo Ridge. Then, the battle went on the snow-covered summit of Fish Hook Ridge. After a two days fierce fighting with bayonets in the snow and icy wind and in the middle of trenches and caves built by Japanese, US troops succeeded to capture Fish Hook Ridge. At that time, Chichagof Harbor became their next objective.
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.
Fish Hook Ridge 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 two Japanese infantry units with a single figure. Their destruction is a victory medal.
- Use "Caves on Mountains" (Terrains 53).

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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