Panzer Grenadier Battles on February 25th:
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The Yano Battalion
Jungle Fighting #36
(Defender) Japan vs United States (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Japan Yano Battalion
United States 182nd Infantry Regiment
United States 6th Marine Regiment

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Scenario Rank: --- of 609
Parent Game Jungle Fighting
Historicity Historical
Date 1943-01-26
Start Time 12:00
Turn Count 19
Visibility Day
Counters 109
Net Morale 0
Net Initiative 3
Maps 1: Guad-ME
Layout Dimensions 84 x 55 cm
33 x 22 in
Play Bounty 198
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Delaying Action
Rural Assault
Off-board Artillery
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Battle of the Bulge counters
Guadalcanal maps + counters
Jungle Fighting book

Nearing the Poha, the 6th Marines and 182nd Infantry rejoined the battle as they passed through the 27th Infantry about noon. The CAM Division resumed the attack where the terrain opened up sufficiently to allow the employment of two regiments abreast. Unknown to the Americans a relatively fresh Japanese battalion, commanded by and named for Major Keiji Yano and formed from overage replacements, had been brought forward. Unlike most Japanese officers, Major Yano was experienced in withdrawals and, although unclear exactly what was expected of him and his ad hoc unit, planned to delay the American advance.


The Japanese were driven back, although, if the truth be told, they withdrew gradually, something the Americans had not seen before. The battalion's willingness to conduct a fighting withdrawal rather than fight to the death ensured the Americans did not gain much ground, but also that they did not suffer many casualties. At sea another Japanese reinforcement convoy was believed to be forming and the 25th Division was withdrawn to the Henderson Field perimeter as a precaution.

Additional Notes

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

Display Order of Battle

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