HSASL 1 - Operation Watchtower

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. January 1990
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Introduction:

Operation: Watchtower is the first of the Historical Studies, which is appropriate since Guadalcanal was the first American offensive in the Pacific. Hopefully, once a player has played through the sixteen scenarios within, they'll better understand the campaign and its outcome.

Contents:

• 1 42x30 Historical Map
• 1 Countersheet of 1/2" counters
• 16 scenarios on cardstock
• Chapter Z Additions for the Edson's Ridge mini-HASL
• 1 Historical Writeup of the campaign

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
HS 1: First Matanikau029 7.75Matanikau Village, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese4 hrs60% American (USMC)6%
HS 2: War Without Quarter027 7.40Tenaru River, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese9.6 hrs56% American (USMC)6%
HS 3: Tasimboko Raid023 6.20Tasimboko, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese6.8 hrs60% American (USMC)5%
HS 4: High Water Mark031 6.00Lunga Ridge, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)11.9 hrs94% American (USMC)6%
HS 5: Restoration084 6.29West of Lunga Ridge, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese2.6 hrs65% Japanese18%
HS 6: Just Fighting Through027 4.80Lunga Ridge, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese5.4 hrs56% American (USMC)6%
HS 7: We Know Where They Are017 6.00Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese2.2 hrs81% American (USMC)4%
HS 8: Bailey's Demise051 6.20"The One-Log Bridge", Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands PTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese3.5 hrs61% American (USMC)11%
HS 9: Ambitious Plans04 8.00Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)9.8 hrs73% American (USMC)1%
HS10: Government Property016 8.00Matanikau River, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese8.4 hrs88% American (USMC)3%
HS11: The Sand Spit020 8.00Matanikau River Mouth, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)10.1 hrs76% Japanese4%
HS12: Chesty's Turn026 5.50Lunga Ridge, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)7.1 hrs73% American (USMC)5%
HS13: The Ravine026 7.33Near Hill 81, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese6.6 hrs65% Japanese5%
HS14: The Christmas Gifu013 5.00The Gifu, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmericanJapanese4.9 hrs83% Japanese3%
HS15: Hill 27081 5.75Hill 27, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican3.3 hrs58% American17%
HS16: Sims Ridge01 5.00Galloping Horse, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmericanJapanese2.7 hrsUnknown0%
OW CG 1: Bloody Ridge Campaign Game04 5.25Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese1.5 hrsBalanced1%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 5.4hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.38

Total playing time: 100.4hrs

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