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leesow Inactive Member06 Sep 2012 11:20 a.m. PST

The newest Combat Action Command supplement, The Pacific 1942 43, will be released in late October in time for HMGS' Fall-In 2012 Con in Lancaster, PA USA. This supplement has 10 pages of new Pacific Theater special rules covering items such as Banzai Attacks and Amphibious Landings, plus dozens of new team Data Cards covering everything from the US Marines and Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces, through P-400 Fighters, Zeros and Betty Bombers, to US M2A4 tanks and Japanese M-3 Stuarts captured in 1941. The M2A4 saw its only combat use in WWII with the Marines on Guadalcanal. Also play "what if" battles with famous units such as the First Special Service Force and US Para Marines.

We chose the 1942-43 time period for our first Pacific supplement because there were many interesting battles besides those on Guadalcanal during these years. And also because this period of the Pacific War is perhaps the most balanced portion of the entire conflict. Earlier battles in 1941 with MacArthur's forces in the Philippines and with the UK forces in Malaysia and Hong Kong were all pretty much one-sided affairs. By early 1944 and for the rest of the Pacific War, the Japanese stood little chance against the ever increasing American and Allied Juggernaut of ships, planes, and troops arrayed against them.

But in 1942-43 things were very evenly matched, which is why the Guadalcanal campaign took months to conclude. We've also added in an interesting array of special units that actually fought, or that could have fought, in these battles. Units such as the First Special Service Force and British M3 Tanks captured by the Japanese. They were available, could have been used and make the rules much more interesting.

Visit the Order Now link on the combatactioncommand.com Home Page to place your Pre-Order!

Lee The Author

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