Between SAGA, Bolt Action, our 6mm EPIC games, Skirmish Sangin and more we had a lot of other things to distract us.
Well Friday night Andy and I finally got in a game of it!
We decided on d8 quality and d12 morale for the Imperial Japanese Army and d8/d10 for the Marines.
I had 33 minis but left behind my flamethrower team as well as Chesty, I wanted it to be a good fight after all.;-)
Two squads of 9 with 3 BAR each, an MMG team, a Corpsman and a stretcher bearer, a sniper team, a 60mm mortar team and the platoon commander with his RTO. Total 30
Andy had twenty-odd Japanese soldiers in four fireteams of five men including a couple LMGs, a separate HMG team of three and an officer.
We both started with half on the table roll to bring them on. My LVT's were for dropping off only and onl;y had two crewmen. Additionally the Japanese defenders were hidden.
|The first LVT lands and plows inland before the Raiders debus|
|The half squads lurks well hidden and out of range|
|'We must stop them before they cross the river."|
|Empty bunker! Had me worried anyway.|
|This bunker has a 13mm HMG and a very tough gunner.|
|The second LVT trundles up the beach cautiously.|
|Before getting smashed by the HMG! Four of the fifteen Raiders on board get hit!|
|My right hand advance has been whittled down to one good fireteam.|
|The Old Man brings up the Corpsman and takes over.|
|They are in a machine gun battle across the river.|
|The view from the Japanese bunker. Burning LVT!|
|The team on the left does eventually work their way up and take the bunker!|
|Finally reinforcements! The Yanks are all over the beach and they've crossed the river!|
Rolling off for troop quality once shooting is declared were some of victories that kepy my casualties as low as they were. 7 killed and 5 other casualties were my total.
I like Force on Force quite a bit for this scale of full platoons facing off.
Very fun game Andy! Great table!
Stoked we finally pulled it off!