The Japanese chose a ridge on the northwest coast of Bougainville to contest the Allied advance. This fortified position was shaped like an amphitheatre, making the ground to its front deadly to cross. The Australian plan involved a frontal assault under the cover of artillery pieces. As the bombardment lifted, the Australians advanced into a hail of bullets from Japanese untouched by the shelling.
Attacker: Australian (B Company, 31/51st Battalion, 11th Brigade)
Defender: Japanese (Elements of the 81st Regiment)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: Australian Night: No
Tsimba Ridge, Bougainville, New Guinea 1945-02-06
Squads: A:9.5 D:7.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:2 M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzer x 1 OML 3-in. Mortar x 1 OML 2-in. Mortar x 2 D:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2