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Ryan's Orphans PTO (id:#56137)
Multi-Man Publishing (HASL 5 - Blood Reef: Tarawa ID:BRT 3)
Prior Publication: Heat of Battle: Blood Reef Tarawa BR5
See Also: Ryan's Orphans by Heat of Battle
Designer: Eddie Zeman and Steve Dethlefsen
Starter kit scenario?:    Deluxe scenario?:
American (USMC)Japanese
D-Day for the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines called for K and I Companies to land in the initial assault wave, followed by L Company under Major Michael Ryan. K and I Companies were pinned down by enfilading fire from the re-entrant beach. Like everyone in the second waves, Ryan's company found themselves wading ashore across exposed reef toward the beach where prospects did not look good. Out of radio contact with the regiment, Ryan took charge of his company and the remnants of 3/2 and started to gain ground with his motley battalion.
Attacker: American (USMC) (2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division)
Defender: Japanese (2nd Company, 7th Special Naval Landing Force and 3rd Special Base Force)  
Turns: 7     Players: 2     OBA: American (USMC)     Night: No
Green Beach, Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands 1943-11-22
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:14.0 D:9.0
AFVs: A:2
M4A2 x 2

Guns: A:0 D:5
Type 93 Twin-Mount High-Angle Machine Gun x 2
Year-38 Type Field Gun (Improved) x 2
Type 88 7.5cm Mobile Field High-Angle Gun x 1
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: BRT SSR w D: FB
Map Board(s): MMP: BRT
Overlays: NONE
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RJenulis Added a playing2019-12-03 20:22:44
hoxson1 Uploaded an Image2017-11-20 14:43:54
zcrater Uploaded a VASL file2016-12-27 16:43:48
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zcrater Rated the scenario2016-12-27 16:07:16
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2016-03-20(D) Jeff Waldon vs Will Willow Japanese winVASL
2016-03-07(D) Jason Wert vs Michael Daschbach Japanese winTough scenario on the Americans. My IJA went on a rampage with the 0.50 cal and ended two FT's and a 9-2. Still great learning.
2014-08-25(D) Aaron Sibley vs Jeff Coleman Japanese winInteresting scenario up until I wiped out 5 USMC squads and a 9-2 leader with a Type 93 twin AA gun that had a rate party. Cheap win and a shame as it was going to be an interesting end game up till that point. :-(
1988-01-01(D) Richard Jenulis vs Roger Walker American (USMC) win[date unknown]
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VASL v6 (Ryan's Orphans BRT3.vsav)VASL Setupzcrater197
Positions at end of GT5 (BRT3 GT5.JPG)Imagedieneuner25326
A BRT3 IJN setup (BRT3-an-IJN-Setup.png)Imagezcrater194
Type 93 Twin-Mount High-Angle Machine Gun (type 93 twin MG.png)Imagehoxson1210
(BRT3-Map.png)Map Imagebkemp01339

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A BRT3 IJN setup
Type 93 Twin-Mount High-Angle Machine Gun
Positions at end of GT5
Avg Rating: 6.00Votes: 5
Views: 2469
To-Play list count: 2
Estimated Play time: 5.5 hours
Recorded Games: 4
Archive recorded plays:
American (USMC)1

ROAR Data: (updated Nov 2019)
Ryan's Orphans [Confirmed]
[A] Japanese 29
[D] American 6
Saturday 07 December 2019 04:18:56 PM  (c)dramsey 2019