Company L of the 7th Marine Regiment was the left anchor of the Marines’ swing to the southeast to flank the Japanese defenders of Hill 600 and Borgen Bay. “Love” Company was the first to stumble upon a small stream that was unmarked on the maps issued for the attack. As the Marines climbed through the fallen trees and into the muddy stream, the far bank erupted with a heavy volume of machine gun and small arms fire. The area was heavily fortified, and Col. Katayama of the 141st Infantry Regiment had chosen this small stream to begin his defense of the western end of New Britain.
Attacker: American (USMC) (Company L, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment)
Defender: Japanese (141st Infantry Regiment)
Turns: 5.5 Players: 2 OBA: American (USMC) Night: No