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Rikusentai PTO (id:#56138)
Multi-Man Publishing (HASL 5 - Blood Reef: Tarawa ID:BRT 4)
Prior Publication: Heat of Battle: Blood Reef Tarawa BR6
See Also: Rikusentai by Heat of Battle
Designer: Eddie Zeman and Steve Dethlefsen
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American (USMC)Japanese
One objective the Marines should have captured by D+2 was the junction between Red Beach One and Red Beach Two. But Commander Sugai, second in command on Betio and commander of the Sasebo 7th Rikusentai, had made the area - dubbed the "Pocket" by the Marines - into a fortress. Sugai moved his men defending Black Beach to positions covering the Red Beaches during the lulls in the naval bombardment. His troops were the most disciplined, and deadly, men on the island. In the fight for the beachhead the rikusentai -- Japanese Marines -- had disrupted the landings of four battalions. Now on D+3, the Pocket was still not cleared. What remained of 1/8 and 3/2 Marines were against Sugai and his samurai, to atone for the last three days and to finally even the score from Wake Island.
Attacker: American (USMC) (1st Battalion, 8th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines)
Defender: Japanese (Sasebo, 7th Special Naval Landing Force and 3rd Special Base Force)  
Turns: 6     Players: 2     OBA: American (USMC)     Night: No
The Pocket, Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands 1943-11-23
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:16.0 D:14.0
AFVs: A:5
M4A2 x 1
LVT(A)2 x 2
M3 GMC x 2

Guns: A:0 D:0
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
Errata (source)
In the Japanese set up perimeter “P23-M22-F23-K25-N26-N30-P31-P23” change “F23” to “K23”. In SSR2 add “Ignore the T15.6142 restriction on purchasing pillboxes.”MMP
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2016-02-21(A) Jeff Waldon vs Will Willow American (USMC) winVASL
2014-08-07(A) Aaron Sibley vs Jeff Coleman Japanese winSolid Japanesse defense. Marine OBA hurt their own side more than the sons of Nippon.
2013-11-17(D) Vic Lauterbach vs EVL American (USMC) winMarine kill stacks setup next to outer Japanese positions caused all them to fall by the end of GT2. Loses left no Japanese reserves for counterattacks to recover lost positions. Next time I would leave the outer ring of buidings empty and force Marine movement to get Japanese in LOS.
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Saturday 19 October 2019 05:43:05 AM  (c)dramsey 2019