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hayesncsu Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2022 1:56 p.m. PST

Bruce Schaper and I ran a Battlegroup Pacific game at Hangar 18 in Cary, NC Saturday as part of a Triangle Simulation Society game day. The terrain is some that Bob Brown and I made years ago for Advanced Squad Leader (hence the hexes!).

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Brief Recap
The Marine first wave came in on either side of Gaomi, a small island home to two Japanese AA guns. The AA guns took their toll, sinking one LCVP and causing suppression in others. A platoon of Marines was left to swim to shore and eventually overwhelm the AA crews.

The remainder of the first wave landed on Gavutu and Tanambogo. The 75mm gun in a cave on Gavutu and other MGs laid down withering fire, making it hard for the Marines to get off the beach. The MGs on the LC finally got some suppression and allowed for the Marines to get a toe hold near the sight of the sea plane docks (not yet present in model form!).

On Tanambogo Pat's Marines had similar luck, taking a couple of turns to eliminate the initial MG nest.

On the final turn of the game the Marines eliminated a couple more Japanese units. However, the final chit draw for the Japanese led to a banzai charge, thus bettering their overall battle rating. A Japanese squad was lost in the charge, but the final outcome was a narrow (18 to 17 battle rating) Japanese victory.

Thank you to all the players and again a big thank you to Bruce for running the game.

Thanks to Bryan for an awesome venue!

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2022 3:17 p.m. PST

Excellent terrain and model work.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2022 4:37 a.m. PST

Great looking terrain.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2022 4:52 a.m. PST

It's amazingly intricate – look at the way the elevations connect together with the rest of the surrounding hexes.

Very beautiful colors also achieved with the sea pieces.

hayesncsu Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2022 3:00 p.m. PST

Thanks a lot everyone! It was a lot of work back in the day! Bob and I definitely have some blood sweat and tears in all that foam cutting! But I love we got two playable islands in 20mm scale.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2022 4:42 p.m. PST

You guys did a great job on that game, Hayes. Sorry I
missed it !

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2022 4:38 a.m. PST

Great stuff. From the ASL annual I bet.
Joe

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2022 5:32 p.m. PST

Well done.

hayesncsu Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2022 6:02 p.m. PST

Thanks a lot everyone!

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