ATS is hitting the PACIFIC beaches HARD
... in a new release cycle with products aimed at owners of ATS
Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945: The 1st battalion, 28th Marine Regt.s mission
was to slash across the small waist of the island of Iwo Jima,
cutting off Mt. Suribachi to the south. The Marines had been surprised
by the light resistance met on the beaches. The battalion pushed
elements of 3 companies across to the far shore but had bypassed
many enemy positions. The area was far from secure. This mopping
up operation was loosely organized as all of the battalions
elements had been dispersed in the dash across the ashen terrain
between the two coasts. Small groups of Marines would stumble
on an incredibly well camouflaged enemy position and silence it.
At times, the Marines found a position only after the enemy within
would lay low one of the attackers. One of these small groups
of Marines was led by Cpl. Tony Stein, a former Machinists
Mate who had fashioned a rig which allowed him to single handedly
wield a machine gun salvaged from a wrecked aircraft. With his
Stinger in hand Cpl. Stein and his colleagues went
about the business of securing the area at the base of Mt. Suribachi.
This is ATS IWO JIMA: MOTOYAMA AUIRFIELD
#2, an ATS module that brings the fighting at Iwo Jima to your
gaming table. Ownership of AT Leatherneck 1 is required, just
bring your ATS Rulebook 2014 and system markers.