[Kwajalein] Landing on Ebeye Island - February 03, 1944

Operation Flintlock - Assault of the 1/17 Infantry.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2022
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On the 1st of February 1944, US Task Force 52 attacked the Kwajalein atoll (Marshall Islands) with the landing of RCT (Regimental Combat Team) 32 and 184, 7th US Infantry Division on the main island, Kwajalein. On the 3rd of February, the 1/17 RCT landed on Ebeye Island (codename "Burton"), 4 km north of Kwajalein. The landing was made by the lagoon on Orange 4 beach, while the main Japanese defenses were turned toward the oceanic coast. The US infantrymen were supported by two armored companies of the 767th Tank Battalion, one engineer company and some M-8 armored howitzers. In spite of the Japanese defense, the landing area was secured at the end of the day. The next day, the US attackers advanced toward the east of the island to reach a base of Japanese seaplanes. The battle was over for midday. Japanese had lost about 450 killed and the US troops only 7.
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.
Each bunker is a temporary medal-objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 4) are in effect for units equipped with machine-guns (SWAs 7).
- Use "Combat Engineer" rules (Troops 4) for the three US units with engineer badge .
- Use "Mobile Artillery" rules (Troops 14) for the US artillery unit.

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Le débarquement américain dans les Îles Marshall" - Osprey Publishing.

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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