Mt. Austin IX
Jungle Fighting #27
|(Defender) Japan||vs||United States (Attacker)|
|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 Rating, 2 votes|
|Scenario Rank: --- of 598|
|Parent Game||Jungle Fighting|
|Layout Dimensions||84 x 55 cm
33 x 22 in
|Kill Them All|
|Scenario Requirements & Playability|
|Battle of the Bulge||counters|
|Guadalcanal||maps + counters|
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.
Elsenborn Ridge or Cassino '44 may be used for the U.S. units.
|Head Banging in the Jungle|
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.