Welcome to the new ATS Ragged Bloody
Heroes -- Large Hex Edition with 2016 counters, and all the combat
counters you need toplay!
GONA VILLAGE, NEW GUINEA, 8 December
1942: After the at- tack on the
6th December, Lt. Col. Honner, commander of the 39th Battalion
requested two changes to the support provided his unit. Firstly,
he refused any Allied air support, declaring it to be too inaccurate
and capable of only forewarning the Japanese of impending attack.
Secondly, he requested time delay fuses on the 25-pounder shells
so they would penetrate the logs on top of the bunkers. In addition,
his plans focused on the right flank of his lines, through the
bush-land that a section of D Company had penetrated on the 6th.
Finally, he committed his troops one minute prior to the end of
the bombardment. Junior officers in A Company had similar ideas
to Honner, and set out one minute early as well, and the Japanese
defenders were taken by surprise. A Company cleared 5 pillboxes,
and D Company burst through into the Mission Area, finally capturing
the Mission. At the end of the day, the Japanese still held positions
along the coast and South-West by the Creek, but the defenses
were untenable, and the Japanese would have to break out that
This is ATS NEW GUINEA 1: GONA MISSION,
an all new ATS module that brings the fighting at the end of the
Gona-Kokoda Trail to your gaming table. Ownership of the ATS Rulebook
2014 and system markers is required.