Panzer Grenadier Battles on November 21st:
Desert Rats #16 - The Panzers Pull Back Desert Rats #19 - The Panzers Return
Desert Rats #17 - The Tomb Of Sidi Rezegh Jungle Fighting #7 - Line Of Departure
Desert Rats #18 - A Pibroch's Skirl South Africa's War #5 - Irish Eyes
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Koli Point: Gavaga Creek
Jungle Fighting #2
(Defender) Japan vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Japan 230th Infantry Regiment
United States 164th Infantry Regiment
United States 7th Marine Regiment
Display
Balance:



Overall balance chart for JuFi002
Total
Side 1 3
Draw 0
Side 2 1
Overall Rating, 4 votes
5
4
3
2
1
2.75
Scenario Rank: --- of 586
Parent Game Jungle Fighting
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-11-10
Start Time 09:00
Turn Count 30
Visibility Day
Counters 91
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 1
Maps 1: Guad-ME
Layout Dimensions 84 x 55 cm
33 x 22 in
Play Bounty 143
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 4
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Breakout
Enter & Exit
Kill Them All
Conditions
Hidden Units
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Battle of the Bulge counters
Guadalcanal maps + counters
Jungle Fighting book
Introduction

An energetic pursuit of Japanese forces landed west of the Lunga Point perimeter in November involved elements of the newly-arrived 164th Infantry Regiment of the American Division and two Marine battalions. The Americans managed to surround 400 to 500 Japanese at the mouth of Gavaga Creek. The first serious attempt to reduce the pocket followed.

Conclusion

The 164th Infantry failed to close a gap in their lines and allowed a number of Japanese to escape. Though the soldiers and Marines attacked the pocket, they only managed to reduce it slightly. The commander of the 2nd Battalion, 164th Infantry lost his post as a result.

Additional Notes

Elsenborn Ridge or Cassino '44 may be used for the U.S. Army units. Units may not set up in, but may enter, hexes numbered ##15 and 10##. Any units entering such hexes are considered to have exited the map.


Display Order of Battle

Japan Order of Battle
Imperial Japanese Army
  • Towed
United States Order of Battle
Army
Marine Corps
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