D-Day at Peleliu focuses on the landings by the US 1st Marine Division in September 1944, and the bitter two-day struggle to capture the airfield on the southern end of the island.
A longer Campaign Scenario allows the player to extend the action to the rugged terrain of "Bloody Nose Ridge." Opposed by the reinforced Japanese 14th Infantry Division, the battle resulted in the highest US casualty rate of any in the Pacific war.
Like D-Day at Omaha Beach, D-Day at Peleliu features landing hazards, variable enemy positions, fields of fire encoded onto the map, US weapon types versus Japanese defensive preparations, and a random-event-driven narrative. Plus new features unique to the Pacific Theater, such as: US naval and aerial bombardment, flamethrowers, offshore reefs and defensive positions, Japanese tank attacks, tunnel network movement and Banzai charges.
Contents: 352 Die-cut counters, One 34"x22" Mounted Game Board, Color Rules Booklet, Color Campaign Analysis, Player Aid Cards, 55 Event Cards and Storage Bags.
- "15 September 1944". Your Marines must survive the initial landing and seize the airfield.
- "Peleliu Assault". Your forces have two days to secure the island.
- "Bloody Nose Ridge". A month into the Campaign, your exhausted Marines must dig out the surviving defenders from their mountain network of fortifications and tunnels.
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