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Airborne Guinea Pigs - The Matrix Games version of Rising Sun

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Airborne Guinea Pigs

By Saunders & Blackie
Allies 12 - 1 - 12 Axis
Rating: 7.38 (19)
Games Played: 25
SM: 2
Turns: 14
Type: Stock
First Side: Allies
Second Side: Axis
Nadzab, 35km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea: [Hypothetical; Best played as Allied] Toward the end of August 1943, the fortunes of war were changing for the Japanese. In eastern New Guinea, Australian and US forces were advancing up the coast toward the main Japanese airbase and anchorage at Lae. The drive up the coast was in fact a feint, designed to draw Japanese forces to the front, while the 9th Australian Division landed on the coast east of Lae, and the 7th Australian Division pressed from the west. To pave the way for the 7th Division infiltration, the American 503rd Parachute Regiment was dropped on an old Australian airfield at Nadzab. There was no opposition and the buildup began immediately. This scenario examines the possibility of what might have happened if the airfield at Nadzab had been defended, and if the Japanese had reacted quickly with reinforcements.
Player Voting Stats
Member Balance Enjoyment
Valor's ProfileValor Slightly Pro Axis 8
Monty\'s Double's ProfileMonty\'s Double Totally Pro Allies 7
Tzamas's ProfileTzamas Well Balanced 8
Chris Mee's ProfileChris Mee Well Balanced 8
Tiger 88's ProfileTiger 88 Well Balanced 10
One of the best RS scenarios I have ever played
A fun little RS scenario, one of the few that are evenly balanced. Result went right down to the wire.
One of the few scenarios where every corner of the map a skirmish occurs...lots of artillery strikes for both sides....and the new Matrix assault rules balance it out nicely..
Mike Abberton
Brigadier General
Mike Abberton Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:06 am
The Allies have the superior force, but in PBEM the victory conditions favor the Japanese.
Private 1st Class
LadyTriestel Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:50 am
Very one sided in favor of Japs
2nd Lieutenant
JOKipper Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:34 am
Definitely not intended for H2H play!