D-Day at Tarawa is a solitaire game simulating the amphibious invasion of Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll. The US marines assaulting the tiny island, with its strategically vital airstrip, found themselves in their toughest battle of World War II, a fight to the death against 5,000 Japanese defenders. D-Day at Tarawa advances the solitaire game system of its award-winning predecessor D-Day at Omaha Beach to the next level.
You control the US forces against a tenacious Japanese defense. An innovative diceless combat system highlights unknown enemy deployments and the importance of the right weapons and tactics. Event cards keep the action flowing and the rules simple, while introducing extensive historical detail. Players familiar with Omaha Beach will recognize the harrowing amphibious landings, overlapping enemy fields of fire, uncanny Japanese strategies, and the emergence of US heroes and leaders, as the story of the twoday struggle unfolds.
Tarawa adds new features covering LV T landing craft, movement through the surrounding coral reefs, close combat, Japanese night infi ltration, US combat engineers and Japanese tanks.
This is not a complete game. Must own previous version of game to play.
ONLY includes new Mounted Game Board and updated Rules Booklet.