On Leyte in the Philippines, the U.S. 32nd Infantry Regiment seized the town of Dumulaan with ease. Several days later they received news that a large Japanese force was moving toward them. One battalion supported by artillery was to hold the point of the advance – the ridge separating the Palunas and Bucan rivers. The GIs called it “Shoestring Ridge" due to the meager force holding this vital piece of ground. On November 23rd the Japanese began a series of intense night assaults along the ridge, and by the evening of the 24th the defenders' situation was becoming desperate.
Attacker: Japanese (13th Independent Infantry Regiment)
Defender: American (3rd Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment)
Turns: 7.5 Players: 2 OBA: American Night: Yes
Damulaan, Leyte, The Philippines 1944-11-24
Squads: A:17.0 D:12.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 4 D:1 M3A1 37mm AT Gun x 1