37L10: ? ? 6-6-6 37B9: ? ? 6-6-6 14R6: ? ? BAZ (44) ? 3-4-7 37H10: ? ? 8-0 ? MMG(a) ? 6-6-6 ? 6-6-6 37N10: ? ? BAZ (44) ? 3-4-7 14Q5: ? ? BAZ (44) ? 3-4-7 14O4: ? ? 9-1 ? 6-6-6 ? .50-cal ? 6-6-7 14I2: ? ? BAZ (44) ? 3-4-7 37N9: ? ? 8-1 ? MMG(a) ? 6-6-6 ? 6-6-6 37Q7: Sniper 14N3: ? ? MTR (a) ? 5-4-6Basically, I gave the Japanese my right flank while maintaining my left and center. I planned to hold the jungle line as long as possible and then withdraw onto the airfield with what I could. Turn one saw David run up to my positions--no action. Turn two and things started getting hot. First, I blew a baz shot, allowing David to isolate a baz toting hs with infantry and tanks. Luckily for me, his infantry pinned and were not able to cc the encircled hs. In DFPh, the baz toasts the ha-go. Elsewhere, the IJA took the western building without loss. In the bottom of two, however, my prep fire kiaed a squad in the open on that side, significantly reducing the threat over there.
The next few turns were a dogfight. The IJA managed to get around the ami left with 2 hs (after a bunch of step reducing). The two remaining tanks burst onto the airfield through the ami right; it's tough to hit moving small targets from 3 hexes away. By the end of the game, all the tanks had died, but they had prevented me from doing much reinforcing. The only units I ended up adjacent to the airfield was a 667 and a heroic 9-1 with 50cal. Well, they got encircled and broke; the 9-1 took the 50 cal then broke it and then x'ed it. I blew the end game as well--missed putting a squad and leader next to the airfield in my last turn. They probably wouldn't have survived, but they might have.
Pretty much a nice fight. I can see how it could go south real quick for the Americans, although I think it was a combination of great smoke from his mortars and perseverance that won David the game for him. I made some bone head plays as well, but David played the good odds mostly.
I highly recommend it.
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