I have still been avidly playing the CC:P scenarios, the latest one is scenario G "Bitter Creek".
The game is set on New Guinea at Eora Creek and features the Australians attempting to pin and bypass Japanese strongpoints.
Exit points are set at +1 VPs so the Aussies need to cross the gorge with its torrential creek and get off the map while preventing the enemy from doing likewise.
I blunder badly right at the start of the game as I move Lt. Payne and his platoon toward the bridge just as the smoke on the Japanese leader disperses and the Australians are shot to pieces.
Lt. Payne and his platoon are now on the casualty track. A very bad start for the Aussies!.
Sergeant Philips and his platoon manage to cross the hazardous creek.
They then run into hidden Punji traps, mines and wire.
Japanese infiltrators arrive amidst the Australian foxholes by the bridge.
They kill off the Aussies and dash off down the road for eight exit points. The Japanese are now a long way ahead on VPs.
Sergeant Philips' platoon eventually take the Japanese position.
The bridge end comes under withering fire from the Australians and Lt. Atsuda and his squad are killed, the bridge is now open!.
The big Japanese Victory Point advantage has now dropped massively as Sergeant Philips gets his platoon off the map.
The Japanese on the island cross the torrent and take up a defensive position at the bridge end.
The Australians use their mortars to fire smoke onto the Japanese and quickly move forward.
The Japanese are pinned down and wreathed in smoke.
Despite the Japanese rallying Sergeant Foley uses two Advance cards to get enough men into melee to defeat the Japanese.
Time for an overview.
As time is running out the Japanese rush into close combat in a desperate attempt to gain VPs.
After killing off the small blocking force Sergeant Foley is close to scoring many exit points when Time is called. An exchange of the Initiative Card fails to extend the game and it is time.
Time to tot up the Victory Points and the winner is...
The Aussies by eleven points!.
A very enjoyable and enthralling scenario.