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
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