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Ambitious Plans PTO (id:#56165)
Multi-Man Publishing (HSASL 1 - Operation Watchtower ID:HS 9)
Prior Publication: MMP: Backblast #2 BB16
See Also: Ambitious Plans by Multi-Man Publishing
Designer: Brian Youse
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JapaneseAmerican (USMC)
After a series of Bloody Ridge engagements earlier in the month, General Vandegrift knew that a sizable Japanese force was operating from Matanikau village east of Point Cruz. A series of ambitious offensives in regimental strength were planned to clear out the enemy. Forced under the command of Colonel Edson and Lt. Col. Lewis “Chesty” Puller attacked the Japanese forces from the east, but met with very heavy Japanese resistance. A message sent to Edson led him to mistakenly believe that the Marines were making good progress. In order to exploit this misinterpreted success, Edson sent Chesty Puller’s 1st Battalion, 7th Marines to land west of Point Cruz and attack Matanikau from the rear, supported by fire from the destroyer Monssen. No sooner had the first ridge been gained when two Japanese columns attacked the flanks of the battalion and cut it off from the shore.
Attacker: Japanese (2nd Battalion, 124th Regiment)
Defender: American (USMC) (1st Battalion, 7th Marines ad hoc Landing Craft Flotilla)  
Turns: 12     Players: 2     OBA: American (USMC)     Night: No
Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 1942-09-27
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:10.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:0 D:6
LCP(L) x 6

Guns: A:0
Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: PTO, LJ, Ov7 w D: Air, LC6, Seaborne Evacuation (G14.3), NOBA
Map Board(s): 37 39
Overlays: O3 Be4 Be5 Be6 OC1 OC2 OC3
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US Coast Gurardsman Douglas Munro earns the CMH while covering the evacuation of the 1/7th Marines at Point Cruz (USMC-C-Guadalcanal-35.gif)ImageKing Billy412
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US Coast Gurardsman Douglas Munro earns the CMH while covering the evacuation of the 1/7th Marines at Point Cruz
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Ambitious Plans
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[A] Japanese 2
[D] American 1
Sunday 26 January 2020 12:31:35 AM  (c)dramsey 2020