301 Cutting off the Snake’s Head
1942. An American offensive has pushed the Japanese forces on the Island of Guadalcanal back. A bridge is a vital element in keeping the US troops at the front supplied. However, mopping up the Japanese units in the area has proven a tedious and difficult task as the rugged jungle terrain is hard to traverse and makes spotting any such units hard. At the same time, unbeknownst to the Americans several of these Japanese units have regrouped and received orders to disrupt American supplies by retaking the bridge. Supported by a single Ha-Go tank they have made an enveloping move through the jungle and launch an attack against the bridge. Will the small defending force be able to retain control of this vital link in the supply chain?
4 Squad Bases
6 Squad Bases
1 Ha-Go tank * see special rules
|Strategy Decks||United States Marine Corps tactics||Japanese Imperial Army tactics (remove “defection”)|
|Starting Strategy Cards||2||2|
|Operations Cards||No surrender|
|Deployment Zone||Div. 1: Any green bordered hex.
Div. 2: (arrives as reinforcements on status phase round 3)
|Div. 1: Any red bordered hex.|
|Actions per turn||2||2|
Round 3 (Status)
2 Squad Bases
The trucks are supply trucks and may not carry any squads.
Japanese Mortar: Suppressive Fire (Range 8, Firepower 3), Normal Fire (Range 8, Firepower 1).
Ha-Go tank stats: light vehicle, armor 2, move 5, AI 4-4, AI 4-3 (rear firing MG), AV 5-5, no Fire & Move allowed, may fire at infantry twice using rear MG in a single activation, concussive +3 range +1 fpr,.
Jungle (represented by woods hexes): plays like regular woods in all regards.
Dense jungle (represented by jungle terrain):
Advanced optional rule: Tree bursts: when a squad inside a dense jungle hex is attacked by an, it loses 2 cover.