Frontline Books – Overview

Pacific & South East Asia 1941 – 45: Rulebook / Regelwerk (english & deutsch)
Battle Organizer Books: Tarawa, Guadalcanal (Beach Red & Tokyo Express), Great Asia War
Tabletop miniatures size: 1/100 to 1/72 to 1/56 (28mm).

Japanese and US Forces – The Battle of Tarawa

Frontline – “Tarawa” – Pacific Theatre 1942 – 1943 (Book#) FR003 – 62 pages, softcover book, printed in good quality and in full colour. Contains 2 US lists and 2 Japanese lists, special rules for the armies, a story part about the setting of the historical Battle of Tarawa in November 1943 between the US and the Japanese forces. (Book and PDF)

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Spotlight: What’s in the Book

The Battle of Tarawa was part of the Gilbert Island Campaign (US called Operation Galvanic), fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943.  

Contains 2 US and 2 Japanese lists, special rules, a story part about the setting of the historical Battle of Tarawa from November 20 – 23, 1943 between the US and the Japanese forces.

US Lists:
– US 2nd Marines 
– US Naval Construction List

Japanese Lists:
– Japanese Special Naval Landing Force List (SNLF)
– Japanese Naval Pioneer Company List

Plus: Mission for Landing Operations
– Pacific Island Attack Mission

Plus: Building a Pacific Table (Ideas and Instructions)

– Historical information the SeaBees on Tarawa 
– Shermans on Tarawa
– Amphibious Landing Crafts

Plus: Detailed maps, cards, inspiring photos and 3D graphics 

Admiral Nimitz commented the action on Tarawa with the following words: “The capture of Tarawa knocked down the front door to the Japanese defenses in the Central Pacific.”

About the Books

Based on historical facts the books cover the period 1941 – 1945 and create briefings for playing Allied/US and Japanese tabletop armies and enable wargamers to refight the famous battles in Burma, the Philippines, the East Indies, Solomon Islands and New Guniea, including Guadalcanal, Bourgainville and at last the Gilbert Island campaign with the Battle of Tarawa, the landing on Betio Island in November 1943, the battles for Saipan 1944 and Iwo Jima 1945. You can choose from various lists and historical briefings for appropriate company sized battles for any size of tabletop miniatures from 1/100 to 1/72 or 28mm. In the books and in our apps we included all you need to set up your armies for this specific Pacific theatre. You can configure your company with a typical HQ, Combat and Weapons Platoons and of course some support units. You find all this in full overview on the company diagrams, with special rules, point values and more to use for many rule systems and, of course, our Core Rulebook for the Pacific and South East Asia.

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