[Salomon islands] Landing at Rendova - June 30, 1943

Operation Toenails - Prelude for Munda.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 05/27/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
At the beginning of operation "Toenails", the campaign of New Georgia, the landing at Rendova was the really first action for the conquest of Munda. US infantrymen of 172nd Regimental Combat Team, 43rd US Infantry Division, landed in the darkness of the night on the 30th of June 1943 near the coastal village of Rendova Harbour in the north of the island. They fought against 300 Japanese soldiers of the 229th Regiment and at the end of the day, Rendova island was in their hands. Next stage, the landing at Munda and the capture of its airfield.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 4 command cards.
Allied player [United States] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.
The two villages are each a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nations 3).
- Use "Destroyers" rules (Troops 12) to USS Gwin.
- Use "Night Combats" rules (Actions 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
- The Pacific War Online Encyclopedia.

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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