The 21st NEW Indochine Campaign Scenario
Southwest and Central Pacific:
Papua/New Guinea/East Australia:
The Coral Sea:
As the Allies find success in liberating New Caledonia and Vanuatu, they now feel their eastern flank is secure enough to enable a commencement of offensive operations against enemy forces in New Guinea. Additionally, Townsville and Mackay have managed to remain intact as operable air bases after months of withering bombing raids by Indochine air forces out of Rabaul, Honiara and Port Moresby.
It is therefore determined by Allied Command that any operation to take New Guinea must start with an invasion of Port Moresby, and it must take place now. A major cyclone is predicted to hit the Coral Sea in about 72 hours. If we can neutralize enemy forces at Port Moresby and Samarai, land our forces and supplies, and secure a beachhead in 24 hours, that will allow enough time to withdraw all naval assets back to the northern coast of Australia and be secure before the storm hits.
If we cannot achieve this and have to postpone the invasion until a later date, there is every possibility that the enemy with have reinforced these bases, making the success of a future landing dubious.
Australian, British and American forces, assembled from several points along the Australian east coast, meet up and head through the Coral Sea towards the Gulf of Papua against a determined defense from Indochine air, surface and subsurface forces.
Author: Alan Caso
This is the twenty first scenario
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