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Curtain Call: 2nd Marine Regiment's Last Attack
Jungle Fighting #21
(Defender) Japan vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Japan 2nd "Courageous" Infantry Division
United States 2nd Marine Regiment
United States 8th Marine Regiment
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Side 2 1
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Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Jungle Fighting
Historicity Historical
Date 1943-01-13
Start Time 05:30
Turn Count 39
Visibility Day
Counters 101
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 3
Maps 1: Guad-ME
Layout Dimensions 84 x 55 cm
33 x 22 in
Play Bounty 151
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 1
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Hill Control
Rural Assault
Conditions
Entrenchments
Hidden Units
Naval Bombardment
Off-board Artillery
Randomly-drawn Aircraft
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Guadalcanal maps + counters
Jungle Fighting book
Introduction

The coastal advance of the Marine and Army units began in earnest on the 13th. The 8th Marines on the coast and the 2nd Marines on the inland side began the advance at 0530 following all-night harassment of the Japanese by American artillery.

Conclusion

The 2nd Marines advanced initially against little opposition and reached their objective, 1,000 yards west of the start line, in short order. The 8th, on the other hand, encountered strong resistance and was unable to advance as planned, although several companies achieved their objectives. Sustained Navy destroyer fire support was used for the first time and proved beneficial. At the end of the day and during the next two the men of the battered 2nd Marine Regiment were replaced by the 6th Regiment. The last of the original units to land on Guadalcanal back in August, the 2nd Regiment left the island for New Zealand.


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Japan Order of Battle
Imperial Japanese Army
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United States Order of Battle
Marine Corps
Navy
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