Order of Battle: Pacific, the Philippines, Part I

frontier wars 728x90 KS

A multi-part AAR of a battle in the Philippines ~

Avery Abernethy, 5 June 2017

This is the 2nd Scenario in the US Pacific Campaign for Order of Battle WW2.  The First Scenario is Pearl Harbor which is not suited for an AAR.  I’m playing on the Lt. Level.

Terrain before main troop deployment

Following up the success at Pearl Harbor the Japanese invaded many areas in the Pacific.  The largest concentration of US ground forces were in the Philippines.  The Japanese landed with huge forces after McArthur allowed almost his entire air force to be destroyed on the ground.  McArthur retreated southward towards the Bataan Peninsula.

Victory Conditions

This scenario is a fighting retreat and delaying action to allow the majority of US and Filipino forces to reach Bataan.  The Japanese have heavy artillery, armor and infantry superiority.

Tech advance taken


US Deployment

The US have two squadrons of P-40 Fighters to prevent Japanese Air Supremacy.


Air Attacks & US Withdrawal


Turn 3 Jap Advance


Turn 5 and phased retreat Starts in the face of Jap heavy artillery


this is the first of three parts; come back for the rest!

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