The 1st Battalion of the 306th Regiments had pushed their way through to the town of Ie, near Government house at the bottom of the slopes of the Legusugu Pinnacle. The Pinnacle was the corner stone of the Japanese defence for the island, with fire from it causing many US casualties in preceding days. After fending of Japanese attacks during the night, the 306th launched their attack to claim the heights just after dawn.
Supported by air power and naval bombardments the assault soon had captured Government house. The Marines then advanced up the Pinnacle itself, forced to clear Japanese positions and pillboxes with grenades, flamethrowers and demolition charges. They managed to raise the American flag by mid morning but the battle was far from over, with the Japanese using cave networks to infiltrate and harass the Americans for days to come.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.
Allied Player [United States]: Take 5 Command cards
You Move First
Axis Player [Japan]: Take 4 Command Cards
Conditions of Victory:
Hexes marked with a victory medals count as temporary victory medals for the Allied player.
Imperial Japanese Army Command rules are in effect. (Nations 3)
US Marine Corps Command Rules are in effect. (Nations 4)
Treat Government House as a church for terrain rule purposes. (Terrain 19)
The Japanese single figure unit marked with a Japanese Special Force badge is a sniper. (Troops 10)
Special Weapon Asset rules (SWAs 7) are in effect for the 1 Japanese & 1 US unit with Machine Guns.
Heavy Anti-Tank Gun rules (Troops-23) are in effect for 1 Japanese unit.
The 3 Japanese units with Engineers badges are 3-figure units.
The 2 US Special forces Infantry units are Elite combat Engineers (Troops 4), they may also move 2 and still battle.
Big Guns rule is in effect for the Allied Artillery unit. (Troops 3)
Air Rules are in effect, the US player starts with one Air Sortie card, the other is shuffled into the deck.
ASL Scenario J18 The Pinnacle
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.