The game takes place on the 19th and 20th of September 1943, during
the Markham valley campaign aimed at seizing the important northern
coastal town of Lae in Papua New Guinea.
The commando company was despatched to seize the villages of Kaiapit
and renovate the airstrip while the Japanese command had despatched
several battalions, primarily from the 78th regiment, to reinforce their
small garrison and prepare the area as an advanced base.
Fortunately for the commandoes, the Japanese retreated after their
vanguard’s dawn attack failed to scatter the commandos.
The player takes the role of Captain Gordon King, commander of the
2/6 Independent Company, an Australian WW2 Commando Company of
about 250 men plus various supporting attachments. The commandos
Japanese opponents are governed by the system if a second player is
TIME TO PLAY: 60 Minutes
COMPLEXITY: Below Average
SOLITAIRE SUITABILITY: High
DESIGNER: Peter Schutze
BOX ART: Jose R. Faura
GAME ART: Jose R. Faura and Peter Schutze
- 1 rulebook (8 pages)
- 1 map (11x17" inch)
- 88 game pieces (5/8" inch)
- 1 reference chart
Published by Blue Panther LLC under license.