Instead of using one regiment in this Assault Period and the remaining regiment the last, I decided to go all in and land all the remaining forces in Assault Period 3. At least the IJA won’t be able to focus their fire on either one. Will it work? (Losing all those demo charges in Assault Period 1 continues to hurt us .. )
This is December 1942. The Australians are looking to dislodge the IJA from the Gona mission in 5 CG dates.
This is not looking good. I forgot how in Platoon Leader (CH’s “standard” campaign) rules, you need to put a slew of foxholes in as strategic locations. In this case I need to link up my troops with the 3 entry points. The good news is that I might still have one Prep Fire left. The bad news is obviously that FHs usually need a couple of turns to prepare, turns that I don’t have.
200mm NOBA does interesting things. For one it keeps all the heads at Tanambogo down since anyone who breaks out of concealment will be targeted.
The Marines need to move off the beach quickly and clear the island. The issue here is to make sure that we have rout paths amidst IJA units dashing out of caves to close combat unsuspecting bystanders.
This concludes the 1st assault period of the Gavutu-Tanambogo CG, more to come!