HSASL 1 - Operation Watchtower

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. January 2003
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Operation: Watchtower is the first of the Historical Studies, which is appropriate since Guadalcanal was the first American offensive in the Pacific. Hopefully, once a player has played through the sixteen scenarios within, they'll better understand the campaign and its outcome.


• 1 42x30 Historical Map
• 1 Countersheet of 1/2" counters
• 16 scenarios on cardstock
• Chapter Z Additions for the Edson's Ridge mini-HASL
• 1 Historical Writeup of the campaign

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HS01: First Matanikau033 7.14Matanikau Village, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese4 hrs58% American (USMC)7%
HS02: War Without Quarter028 7.29Tenaru River, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese9.6 hrsBalanced6%
HS03: Tasimboko Raid021 6.14Tasimboko, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese6.8 hrs57% American (USMC)4%
HS04: High Water Mark04 6.50Lunga Ridge, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)11.9 hrs94% American (USMC)1%
HS05: Restoration084 6.29West of Lunga Ridge, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese2.6 hrs65% Japanese17%
HS06: Just Fighting Through027 4.80Lunga Ridge, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese5.4 hrs56% American (USMC)6%
HS07: We Know Where They Are017 6.00Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese2.2 hrs81% American (USMC)3%
HS08: Bailey's Demise053 6.71"The One-Log Bridge", Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands PTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese3.5 hrs62% American (USMC)11%
HS10: Government Property017 6.50Matanikau River, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese8.4 hrs88% American (USMC)3%
HS10: Ambitious Plans011 8.00Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)9.8 hrs73% American (USMC)2%
HS11: The Sand Spit020 8.00Matanikau River Mouth, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)10.1 hrs76% Japanese4%
HS12: Chesty's Turn026 5.50Lunga Ridge, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)7.1 hrs73% American (USMC)5%
HS13: The Ravine02 7.33Near Hill 81, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese6.6 hrs65% Japanese0%
HS14: The Christmas Gifu013 5.00The Gifu, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmericanJapanese4.9 hrs83% Japanese3%
HS15: Hill 27081 5.75Hill 27, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOJapaneseAmerican3.3 hrs58% American17%
HS16: Sims Ridge038 5.00Galloping Horse, Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmericanJapanese2.7 hrs73% American8%
OW CG I: Bloody Ridge Campaign Game013 5.25Guadalcanal, Solomon IslandsPTOAmerican (USMC)Japanese1.5 hrsBalanced3%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 5.4hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.31

Total playing time: 100.4hrs

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