Scenario: The Japanese are holding a ridge and the USMC want them off. There is a 10 turn limit.
- Japanese - 1 infantry section (10 figures) dug in, 1 MG crew (2 figs) in pill box, 1 MG crew (2 figs) in bunker
- USMC - 3 infantry sections (8 figures, 24 figs total, 2 of which had flame throwers, each section leader carried an SMG), 1 MG crew (2 figs)
Rules: USE ME WWII, all ranges modified x1.5 for 1/72 figures. Green markers mean "winged", any other color means "struck".
I placed the Japanese in defensive positions and randomly determined the entry points for the marines.
|That big blue strip is actually a creek not a river!|
|The Japanese wait for their prey.|
|The Marines prepare for their advance.|
|The left advances safely in cover to engage the MG in the pillbox.|
|The right comes under fire from the HMG and the infantry squad on the hill.|
|With the pillbox MG crew eliminated, the Japanese right moves to get shot at the advancing Marines.|
|Marines storm the entrenched Japanese infantry under fire from the bunker MG.|
|The Marines' rifles make fast work of the Japanese squad.|
|They overrun the Japanese left with an eye towards silencing the MG in the bunker.|
|Meanwhile, on the Japanese right, Japanese charge to intercept and fire on the advancing USMC.|
|A gratuitous close-up.|
|After fierce hand to hand fighting on the USMC left and inside the bunker, the hill is cleared!|
Total turns played: 9
Total playing time (including picture taking and re-learning the rules): 1.5 hours
Results: Japanese - 14 KIA, USMC - 6 KIA, 7 wounded (5 winged, 2 stunned)
Editor's note: I really need to do two things: 1) get a new piece of fabric for the table that photographs as green and not blue and 2)do something about all of those cat hairs stuck on the fabric and felt!