Panzer Grenadier Battles on January 18th:
Eastern Front #94 - Vorontsovo I Panzer Grenadier #37 - Vorontsovo I
Jungle Fighting #26 - Mt. Austin VIII Road to Berlin #17 - Evil Magyars
La Campagne de Tunisie #8 - Phoenix: Sword of Damocles Road to Berlin #18 - Tiger Trap
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Mt. Austin IX
Jungle Fighting #27
(Defender) Japan vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Japan 10th Mountain Gun Battalion
Japan 124th Infantry Regiment
Japan 228th Infantry Regiment
United States 25th "Tropic Lightning" Infantry Division
United States 25th Reconnaissance Troop
United States 35th Infantry Regiment

Overall balance chart for JuFi027
Side 1 2
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 2 votes
Scenario Rank: --- of 598
Parent Game Jungle Fighting
Historicity Historical
Date 1943-01-19
Start Time 08:00
Turn Count 14
Visibility Day
Counters 51
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 2
Maps 1: Guad-ME
Layout Dimensions 84 x 55 cm
33 x 22 in
Play Bounty 133
AAR Bounty 163
Total Plays 2
Total AARs 1
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Rural Assault
Off-board Artillery
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Battle of the Bulge counters
Guadalcanal maps + counters
Jungle Fighting book

Success on the 18th was not as apparent to the Americans as to the Japanese. On the 19th an even larger attack was put on from the west. With the Anti-Tank Company holding the eastern perimeter, the whole of the 2nd Battalion prepared to attack.


The Japanese had become so weak that even the limited attack gained ground. At least as important as the ground gained was the fact that the Americans at last had a reasonably clear picture of the defensive layout.

Additional Notes

Elsenborn Ridge or Cassino '44 may be used for the U.S. units.

Display Order of Battle

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

Display AARs (1)

Head Banging in the Jungle
Author rerathbun
Method Solo
Victor Japan
Play Date 2011-06-01
Language English
Scenario JuFi027

I went back and forth on the rating for this, between 3 and 2. There's no maneuvering in this at all, since the Japanese start out entrenched and most of the Americans set up adjacent to them. If you like straight out assaults vs entrenched troops, you'll like this one.

There is no draw in this scenario, either one side wins or the other. The Japanese won by eliminating the required number of American steps. This one may favor the Japanese (or maybe it was my die rolling). It's really hard to put a dent in them, but the Japanese force is pretty small and therefore fragile. Some better die rolling for the Americans would've reduced the Japanese to where they couldn't really hurt the U.S., allowing the Americans to assault for the win.

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