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"The Three Strategic Lessons of Guadalcanal" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 10:25 p.m. PST

"This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. The battle is one of seven naval engagements that together with hard-ground fighting on the part of the U.S. Marines and Army make up a six-month bloodletting known to history as Guadalcanal. It's a struggle replete with insights into martial strategy and operations…."
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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 9:24 a.m. PST

Very informative article. Thanks for the link Armand.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


FatherOfAllLogic10 Nov 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

1st lesson: don't put troops where you can't supply them…..

Rick Don Burnette10 Nov 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

None of this matters regarding wargaming Guadalcanal, the Solomons or the Pacific if the game/rules you use doesnt include the uncertainties, accidents or lack of knowledge. But of course we all know who those "strange ships" were, the defects of the US torpedoes, the exact situation regarding the IJN (which Turner and Halsey would have loved to know)

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