[Battle of Okinawa] The landings - April 01, 1945 - June 26, 1945

Operation Iceberg
Pacific Theater By: player guy - Last update: 06/14/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
On April 1st, 1945, around 150,000 Marines and soldiers hit the beach at Okinawa. They were going up against some 60,000 Japanese soldiers, who were prepared to die. Not only was it to be a Japanese soldier killing 3 Marines, but it was estimated that the Marines had 6 times the firepower of the Japanese. Not only that, but some of the soldiers were from the IJN, and very were armed for ground combat (Most were armed for the air). The Marines also had flamethrower tanks to provide support. But amazingly, it took the Marines a little less than 3 months to clear the area, 87 days, before it was mission accomplished. But all together, the Americans won.

The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis Player
Take 5 command cards.
Allied Player
Take 6 command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 Medals
Any American unit that seals a cave counts as on medal. The medal continues to count for the Americans.

Special Rules:
Japanese command rules are in effect.
Marine command rules are in effect.
The Marine tanks are flamethrowers. Read page 11 about Flame Throwers.
The Marine special forces are engineers. Read page 10 about engineers.
If you have an Air Pack, the aircraft carrier may launch the Corsair, and the airfield may launch a Zero.. Give each player a air sortie card.
The Field Hospital is only for the Japanese soldiers.
The Japanese player lays the mines and is not injured by them.
See page 6 for trenches.
Caves are explained on pg. 4.
Rice Paddies are explained on pg. 6.

Scenario Bibliography:
"Battle of Okinawa." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 6 Jul 2009, 16:07 UTC. 6 Jul 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Okinawa&oldid=300617316>.

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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