Order of Battle Pacific: US Marines – AAR, Scenario 10 Part 1
The final battle of the Marines’ campaign, Iwo Jima ~
Avery Abernethy, 11 March 2017
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I’m using two landing zones but they are close together.
My initial goals are:
- link the two landing zones
- take Mt. Suribachi
- take the first airfield
The landings were successful but the resistance was fierce.
I ran into an unexpected problem. My troops were under-supplied from the initial landing. My combat effectiveness was low due to supply problems. I had to take a couple of victory hexes which also provide supply. But it takes a turn or two for captured supply points to provide logistics benefits.
Mt. Suribachi had to be taken with infantry. Three platoons and one armor unit were tasked with taking the dormant volcano. Most of my artillery and all of the close air support was also tasked to Mt. Suribachi.
I earned a second wave of reinforcements before I got the supply situation straightened out. I took Mt. Suribachi on turn 5 and secured the Eastern tip of Iwo Jima on turn 7.
I then got my supply situation fixed and landed the second wave.
By turn ten I was ready to start attacking Iwo Jima on a broad front.