When he realised his mistake, Nick sent his infantry reserves across the back of the table only to arrive in time to get into a vicious firefight with two of John's squads. Nick had no support weapons, but John had the backing of two of my mortars and two 0.30 cals. One of John's squads found itself quickly pinned but the other cleared the advancing Japanese out of the center of the village and secured this important objective.
|High grass fields|
With two squads left, his heavy weapons on the wrong side of the table and no tanks Nick decided to engage in a forward move to the rear......the Imperial Japanese army officially doesn't 'retreat'!!!!!
|The Japanese Defenders|
|The Marines disembark from their DUKW and advance. The Japanese tanks are on the extreme left. The trench is bristling with fanatical Japanese defenders. (The Marines avoided this bit!)|
|The Defenders in their Bunkers and trenches|
|John's Marines advancing on the village|
|Hiding in the long grass|
|Firefight at the village edge.|
|First Japanese tank bites the dust- strike one for the bazooka teams.|
|The Japanese cleared out of the village.|
|Japanese reinforcements race to the village,|
|Close range firefight. The Japanese came a close second!.|
|The last throw of the dice for the Japanese- an advance with the last remaining tank and supporting infantry brought to a halt by bazooka team Bravo!|