With special guest writer,
Dr. Michael L. McSwiney, Ph.D.
Day 4 – November 23, 1943 – Mopping Up
Play “Pincer” with a Marine Rifle Company attacking a Veteran Yosai Hohei Chutai. The battlefield should have an unimproved road running through it, though that road can be interrupted by mines, barbed wire, or other fortifications as the defending player sees fit.
The Marine force should include Assault Sections and may include both medium and light tank support. The Marines should also have access to 75mm pack howitzers.
The Japanese force should not have any tank support at this point.
For Day 1 of the battle, check out: The Battle of Tarawa: Mini Campaign, Day 1...
For Day 2 of the battle, check out: The Battle of Tarawa: Mini Campaign, Day 2...
For Day 3 of the battle, check out: The Battle of Tarawa: Mini Campaign, Day 3...
Thanks for reading! We hoped you enjoyed this series. Played through the campaign? We'd love to hear your experiences and take on your feedback! Get in touch with us in the comments below, or through the Behind Enemy Lines Facebook page or the Flames of War: Pacific page and let us know how it went! Our sincerest thanks to Dr, Michael McSwiney for his writing and enthusiasm!
Be sure to check out Mike's blog: Miniature Ordnance Review for more excellent articles and painting guides!