|Publication: ASL Union of Gamers 6|
|Location: The Matanikau River, Guadalcanal, the Soloman Islands|
|Scenario Date: 12/09/1942|
|# of Turns: 7|
|# of Maps: 0,5|
|Maps Used: 34|
|Attacker: American (USMC)|
During the last half of August, the Matanikau River acquired special significance for both the Japanese and Americans. Following the Battle of Edson's Ridge, General Kawaguchi's main body had withdrawn west of the Matanikau. Marine General Vandegrift launched a series of modest operations intended to expel small bodies of Japanese and prevent any large force from establishing itself within striking distance of the Marine perimeter. The Japanese had checked the Marines at nearly every encounter. A hastily devised plan called for the 1st raider Battalion, along with C Company, 1/7th Marines, to move up the east bank of the Matanikau, cross at One-Log Bridge, and attack Matanikau village from the south. As they approached One-Log Bridge, the Raiders came under heavy mortar and machine gun fire from well-positioned Japanese units. . .
The Americans win if they control hexes 34U5, 34V5, and 34W6 at game end.
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