We encourage players to choose any side they like...
but if there are too many players on one side then the Referee reserves the right
to move players to the other side in order to ballance the numbers. If there is a problem in choosing sides all players
will be assigned a side by random lot
Once assigned players will remain on the side they begin the tournament with, SUCH
ARE THE FORTUNES OF WAR!
There are no mirror battles so you can only gain information about a battle from playing it yourself
or others who are also fighting on same battlefield.
The Allied forces comprise The US Army, The United States Marines and the ANZACs (Australia New Zealand
Please note: In some Battles only certain forces will
be available for example there were No ANZACs on Iwo Jima, if you wish to choose a ceratin force and its not available for
that particular battle then you must choose units from one of the other forces that were there.
The Japanese are units from the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy.
All Players will be given or they may choose regimental numbers which will corespond to
actual units from the Pacific War. We encourage players to do some homework and choose a Regiment which they will feel proud
to belong to as on both sides there were many fine soldiers who belonged to many fine regiments, Be proud to serve,
dont just be any old number! Know who your brothers are!
Strenghts and Weaknesses
All battles will be fought with Realism on and Rarity off
as well as well as True Troop on (but NOT Command and Control), this will give each force
strenghts and weaknesses which can be used (or exploited by your opponent) in a battle.
The Allies in the Pacific often had a strenght in Air and Artillery and as the war progressed also
in numbers but this was often due to the outcome of other battles (sea or air) which reduced the strenght of Japanese Air
and Artillery. But should the Japanese win at Gudalcanal then such strenghts may be reduced as the Allies find their Air and
Artillery reduced in the same manner as the Japanese did.
Conversely the Allies were often not as resolute in battle as the Japanese who attacked often with
suicideal fervor and who strenghtend by the code of Bushido were prepared for death. Allied units would break and run often
in the face of strong resistance only to rally later and rejoin the battle.
The Japanese fought in the pacific often with equipment that was substandard to that which was used
by their opponents. Often also hamperd by supply shortages (as the allies began to cut their supply lines) they fought with
a lack of supplies as opposed to the heavy flow of supplies that the allies could often rely on.
But fortified by the code of Bushido and their excelent jungle fighting skills they often exacted
a heavy toll from their opponents when well dug in and camoflaged. If there was one mark of the Japanese soldier it was a
willingness to face death rather than be disgraced as a POW.
But should the history at Guadalcanal change then their supply problems may change, but as they advance
they must face an opponent who is now on the defensive and applying the same methods of camoflage and defence as they did
and maybe even as willing to sacrifice their lives in defence of their homelands.