[Salomon islands] Diversion at Choiseul - October 30, 1943

Raid on Sangigai.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 01/09/2010
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
In order to prepare a landing on Bougainville, US General Vandegrift decided to launch a diversion operation on neighbouring Choiseul island. 2nd Battalion, 1st Airborne Rgt of US Marine Corps was in charge to give impression to the enemy that Choiseul was the main objective of the US attack. Landed on the 28th of October on an isolated point of the coast, the Marine battalion attacked two days later Sangigai village, a japanese logistic base on the island. The advance was made in two columns, one along the coast, the second across jungle. This pincer attack surprised the Japanese garrison and the village was captured quickly. Us Marines withdraw before Japanese reinforcements arrived in the village. On 1st of November,3rd Marine Division landed on Bougainville, the diversion was successful.

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

Conditions of Victory:
Allied player : 6 medals including the medal token. The destruction of Japanese depot is a permanent medal objective for the Allied player.
Axis player : 6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "USMC" rules (Nation 4).
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "Sabotage" rules (Action 6). A "Star" result on the dice allowed the destruction of the Japanese depot.
- Vagara River is passable (Terrain 61).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine Troupes d'élite - Volume 9 - Opération survie à Choiseul.

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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