Operation TOENAILS called for “Liversedge Force” to capture Enogai and Bairoke Harbor in order to isolate the Japanese troops defending Munda, while the main effort against Munda itself would be made by the 43rd Infantry Division, attacking from the east. The plan looked good on paper, and movement was primarily by trail. Knee-deep rivers became swollen, and swampy areas were impassable. After days of moving through this terrain – known as the “Dragon’s Peninsula” – the 1st Marine Raider Battalion arrived just south of the objective, Enogai. The attack began at 0700 on 10 July.
Attacker: American (USMC) (Company B, 1st Marine Raider Battalion)
Defender: Japanese (6th Kure SNLF)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Enogai, New Georgia, Solomon Islands 1943-07-10
Squads: A:13.5 D:6.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 M2 60mm Mortar x 3 Boys ATR x 1 D:4 Type 93 Twin-Mount High-Angle Machine Gun x 2 Year-3 Type 14cm Naval Seacoast Gun x 2 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 1