Panzer Grenadier Battles on December 17th:
Arctic Front Deluxe #6 - Stalin's Giants Elsenborn Ridge #6 - Twin Villages: The First Night
Battle of the Bulge #12 - Fuller's Counterattack Little Saturn #7 - Buying Time
Battle of the Bulge #13 - The Missing Company Little Saturn #8 - The End of Hope
Battle of the Bulge #14 - Clervaux Little Saturn #9 - Scraping the Barrel
Battle of the Bulge #17 - Fuhren II Little Saturn #10 - Fighting Withdrawal
Battle of the Bulge #20 - The Greyhounds: 17 December Winter Soldiers #1 - Fuel Stop: Bullingen
Elsenborn Ridge #5 - Collision
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Isurava and the Trail South Scenario 3: Isurava, Day Three
Kokoda Campaign #8
(Defender) Australia vs Japan (Attacker)
Formations Involved
Australia 21st Infantry Brigade
Australia 39th "Hawthorn-Kew" Infantry Battalion
Australia 53rd “West Sydney” Infantry Battalion
Japan 144th Infantry Regiment

Overall balance chart for KoCa008
Side 1 0
Draw 0
Side 2 0
Overall Rating, 0 votes
Scenario Rank: --- of 588
Parent Game Kokoda Campaign
Historicity Historical
Date 1942-08-29
Start Time 08:00
Turn Count 20
Visibility Day
Counters 116
Net Morale 1
Net Initiative 1
Maps 1: 34
Layout Dimensions 43 x 28 cm
17 x 11 in
Play Bounty 220
AAR Bounty 220
Total Plays 0
Total AARs 0
Battle Types
Kill Them All
Urban Assault
Hidden Units
Terrain Mods
Scenario Requirements & Playability
Kokoda Campaign maps + counters

By the evening of the 28th, Brigadier Potts of the 21st Brigade had finally abandoned all hope of an offensive toward Kokoda. It had become apparent that his force was greatly outnumbered and several of his battalions were on their last legs. The only bright spot were the two companies of the 2/16 which had arrived and could provide support to the abysmal 53rd on the eastern track through Abuari. It appeared that the Japanese were beginning to apply pressure in that area as well.


The 39th and 2/14th Battalions were still in position at Isurava at the close of the day's battle, but the position had become untenable. A large number of Japanese had managed to flank the position and the 39th Battalion had reached the end of their usefulness as a combat force. Lt. Col. Keys and Lt. Col. Honner had no choice but to consider abandoning their positions, and moved during the night back to Alola and The Rest House. Fighting along the eastern trail had also increased throughout the day, and while the 2/16th had managed to hold the section of the trail that ran from Alola to Abuari it was apparent that they would also need to pull back the following day.

Additional Notes

Note the setup inadvertently shows the wrong orientation for the board. 34 should be in the top left hand corner.

Display Order of Battle

Australia Order of Battle
Japan Order of Battle
Imperial Japanese Army
  • Towed

Display Errata (1)

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Scen 8

Note board orientation should be as noted in the Additional Noes

(Matt W on 2017 Mar 11)
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