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Re: FH2 Campaign - "None But The Brave" Launched
« Reply #30 on: 03-01-2019, 20:01:42 »
Irrawaddy River will be played tomorrow at 19h UTC!

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Re: FH2 Campaign - "None But The Brave" Launched
« Reply #31 on: 09-01-2019, 12:01:10 »


FRIDAY , January 11th , 19UTC , the map Guam will be played


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"As the fighting continued, the remainder of the 77th Infantry Division landed on July 23-24.  Lacking sufficient Landing Vehicles Tracked (LVT), much of the division was forced to disembark on the reef offshore and wade to the beach.  The next day, Shepherd's troops succeeded in cutting the base of the Orote Peninsula.  That night, the Japanese mounted strong counterattacks against both beachheads.  These were repelled with the loss of around 3,500 men.  With the failure of these efforts, Takashina began retreating from the Fonte Hill area near the northern beachhead.  In the process, he was killed in action on July 28 and succeeded by Lieutenant General Hideyoshi Obata.  That same day, Geiger was able to unite the two beachheads and a day later secured the Orote Peninsula.

Pressing their attacks, American forces compelled Obata to abandon the southern part of the island in as Japanese supplies began to dwindle.  Withdrawing north, the Japanese commander intended to concentrate his men in the island's northern and central mountains.  After reconnaissance confirmed the enemy's departure from southern Guam, Geiger turned his corps north with the 3rd Marine Division on the left and the 77th Infantry Division on the right.  Liberating the capital at Agana on July 31, American troops captured the airfield at Tiyan a day later.  Driving north, Geiger shattered the Japanese lines near Mount Barrigada on August 2-4.  Pushing the increasingly broken enemy north, US forces launched their final drive on August 7.  After three days of fighting, organized Japanese resistance effectively ended. "




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Re: FH2 Campaign - "None But The Brave" Launched
« Reply #32 on: 11-01-2019, 18:01:36 »

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Re: FH2 Campaign - "None But The Brave" Launched
« Reply #33 on: 16-01-2019, 10:01:56 »


FRIDAY , January 18th , 19UTC , the map Battle Isle will be played






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« Reply #34 on: 18-01-2019, 17:01:14 »

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Re: FH2 Campaign - "None But The Brave" Launched
« Reply #35 on: 24-01-2019, 10:01:05 »


FRIDAY , January 25th , 19UTC , the map Peleliu will be played


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"Coming under heavy fire from batteries at either end of the beach, the division lost many LVTs (Landing Vehicle Tracked) and DUKWs forcing large numbers of Marines to wade ashore. Pushing inland, only the 5th Marines made any substantial progress. Reaching the edge of the airfield, they succeeded in turning back a Japanese counterattack consisting of tanks and infantr.
The next day, the 5th Marines, enduring heavy artillery fire, charged across the airfield and secured it. Pressing on, they reached the eastern side of the island, cutting off the Japanese defenders to the south. Over the next several days, these troops were reduced by the 7th Marines. Near the beach, Puller's 1st Marines began attacks against The Point. In bitter fighting, Puller's men, led by Captain George Hunt's company, succeeded in reducing the position.
Despite this success, the 1st Marines endured nearly two days of counterattacks from Nakagawa's men. Moving inland, the 1st Marines turned north and began engaging the Japanese in the hills around Umurbrogol. Sustaining serious losses, the Marines made slow progress through the maze of valleys and soon named the area "Bloody Nose Ridge."
As the Marines ground their way through the ridges, they were forced to endure nightly infiltration attacks by the Japanese. Having sustained 1,749 casualties, approximately 60% of the regiment, in several days fighting, the 1st Marines were withdrawn by Geiger and replaced with the 321st Regimental Combat Team from the US Army's 81st Infantry Division. The 321st RCT landed north of the mountain on September 23 and began operations."






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Re: FH2 Campaign - "None But The Brave" Launched
« Reply #36 on: 25-01-2019, 11:01:13 »
Due to map issues, we are postponing the Peleliu battle until the 1st February.
We will be hosting a Midway scrimmage instead.
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Re: FH2 Campaign - "None But The Brave" Launched
« Reply #37 on: 06-02-2019, 10:02:23 »


FRIDAY , February 8th , 19UTC , the map Iwo Jima will be played


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"The first wave, the 4th Marine Division on the right and the 5th on the left, moved virtually unmolested toward the shore. At 8:59 am, after 30 minutes of steaming, the first amtracs hit the beach. With no coral barrier reef or killer neap tide to worry about—as at Tarawa—some 8,000 troops stormed ashore on their designated beaches right at H-hour. Light enemy fire gave some of the Marines fleeting hopes of a cakewalk, but they soon found themselves battling two unexpected physical obstacles—black volcanic ash, into which men sank up to a foot or more, and a steep terrace 15 feet high in some places, which only a few amtracs managed to climb.
A volcanic island, all of Iwo Jima’s beaches were extremely steep; with deep water so close to shore, the surf zone was narrow but violent. The soft, black sand immobilized almost all the armored mortar and rocket-firing vehicles that accompanied the Marines as they came ashore and bellied up some of the amtracs."




"In short order, a succession of towering waves hit the stalled vehicles before they could completely unload, filling their sterns with water and sand and broaching them broadside. The beach soon resembled a salvage yard. Once the beaches were choked with landing craft and the steep terraces clogged with infantry, Kuribayashi fired signal flares, after which the defenders opened up with heavy ordnance—hidden mortars and artillery batteries—in a rolling barrage of their own.
Undeterred, fresh waves of Marines arrived every five minutes. Despite the usual confusion, the first combat patrols pushed 150 yards inland, then 300. Enemy troops opened up, firing from rabbit holes, bunkers, and pillboxes, but slowly and desperately the Marines continued to push forward in small groups rather than as a united force. Each Japanese bunker and rabbit hole meant a fight to the death, with each enemy position supported by many others. "



"The defenders would disappear down one hole and pop up at another, often behind rather than in front of the advancing Marines. The invaders struggled on, pouring bullets and grenades into enemy positions. Navy fire-support ships moved in closer, taking out some of the nearest Japanese firing positions with deadly accuracy. Facing 4th Division’s lines were 10 reinforced concrete blockhouses, seven covered artillery positions, and 80 pillboxes. Hidden land mines also took a heavy toll on the advancing Marines.
Among those killed in the first day of fighting was the most famous NCO of the Pacific War—Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone. After being awarded the Medal of Honor for his remarkable service during the Battle of Guadalcanal, “Manila John” Basilone had been sent on a highly publicized war bond drive back in the States. Despite being newly married, Basilone requested that he be allowed to return to active duty with the 1st Battalion, 27th Marines. He was killed by machine-gun fire on Red Beach 1 and posthumously awarded a Navy Cross."

 
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Re: FH2 Campaign - "None But The Brave" Launched
« Reply #38 on: 07-02-2019, 22:02:30 »
It's not too late to join guys.  Get some Pacific action on classic Iwo Jima.  Who knows when you will see it again.

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Re: FH2 Campaign - "None But The Brave" Launched
« Reply #39 on: 08-02-2019, 12:02:47 »

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