On New Guinea, the Japanese had been slowly advancing on the Kokoda Trail. The Allies’ Maroubra Force had been forced back to prepared positions at Deniki. The Australian militiamen preformed a three-company counterattack which recaptured Kokoda and its vital airfield – but ths success proved short-lived when on the next day the Japanese assaulted Deniki. . .
Attacker: Japanese (Elements of 1st Battalion, 144th Infantry Regiment)
Defender: Australian (Elements of B, C and D Companies, Australian 39th Battalion and elements of the 1st Papuan Infantry Battalion and Papuan Constabulary)
Turns: 8 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Deniki, Papua New Guinea 1942-08-09
Squads: A:20.0 D:22.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:0 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 6 D:0 OML 2-in. Mortar x 3