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A Tough Nut to Crack PTO (id:#56751)
ASL Union of Gamers (ASLUG # 2 ID:ASLUG 3)
(Revision: AH: The General #29-3 ASL G19)
See Also: A Tough Nut to Crack by Avalon Hill A Tough Nut to Crack by Critical Hit
Designer: Gary Fortenberry
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General MacArthur, furious at the perceived inability of his commanders to crack the Japanese fortified positions surrounding Buna, relieved his top field commanders and placed General Eichelberger in command. MacArthur’s last words to Eichelberger were, “Capture Buna or don’t come back alive!” General Wooten, the Australian Area Commander, was awaiting fresh troops from the AIF 18th Brigade and armor support from Milne Bay before resuming the attack on January 1st. Eichelberger, in an attempt at grabbing the glory, threw two companies at the Japanese. They almost immediately stalled and were unable to support the Australian attack scheduled for the next morning.
Attacker: Australian (2/9th Battalion, AIF 18th Brigade)
Defender: Japanese (Remnants of the 18th Army)  
Turns: 9     Players: 2     OBA: Australian     Night: No
Giropa Front, Buna, New Guinea 1943-01-01
Unit Counts:
Squads: A:16.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:6
Stuart III(a) x 6

Guns: A:0
OML 2-in. Mortar x 2
Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 2
Type 97 Automatic Gun x 2
Victory Conditions:
Exit VP: Building Control VC: Area Control VC:
Unit Based VC: LOS Style VC: CVP Cap:
Misc Rules: Wet, PTO, LJ. Ground soft for Bog purposes. Tunnels NA
Map Board(s): 35 37
Overlays: X13 X14
Errata (source)
Wind direction should be from the east - NOT from the north.Gary Fortenberry on Gamesquad forum
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Australian M3 Stuarts supporting infantry near Buna
Grain is Kunai grass, Orchards are Palm Trees
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Estimated Play time: 8.7 hours
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Tough Nut to Crack [Confirmed]
[A] Australian 12
[D] Japanese 12
Sunday 24 March 2019 09:16:11 PM  (c)dramsey 2019