A Tough Nut to Crack

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A Tough Nut to Crack

Scenario G19.jpg
Publication: ASL Union of Gamers Newsletter, The General 29.3
Location: Giropa Point, 3 miles east of Buna, Papua New Guinea
Scenario Date: 1 January 1943
# of Turns: 9
# of Maps: 2
Maps Used: 35, 37
Board G19.jpg
Attacker: Australian
Defender: Japanese


General MacArthur, furious at the perceived inability of his commanders to crack the Japanese fortified positions surrounding Buna, relieved his top field commanders and placed General Eichelberger in command. MacArthur’s last words to Eichelberger were, “Capture Buna or don’t come back alive!” General Wooten, the Australian Area Commander, was awaiting fresh troops from the AIF 18th Brigade and armor support from Milne Bay before resuming the attack on January 1st. Eichelberger, in an attempt at grabbing the glory, threw two companies at the Japanese. They almost immediately stalled and were unable to support the Australian attack scheduled for the next morning.


Victory Conditions

The Australians win immediately to exiting 12 squad equivalents off the north board edge. Each building location controlled by the Australians and each Pillbox eliminated/controlled by the Australians reduces the number of squad equivalents needed by one; each AFV eliminated increases the number of squad equivalents needed by one.





  • "Scenario Briefing: Detailed Discussion about ASL Scenario G19" in The General 29.3

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