Betio Island, Tara Atoll, Gilbert Islands 20 November 1943:One game map on linking panels that can be used for part and whole map scenarios
1st Lt. William D. Hawkins earned his Congressional Medal of Honor at Tarawa and personally initiated the landings by leading an assault on the Betio Pier. 1st Lt. Hawkins Medal of Honor citation follows:
"For valourous and gallant conduct above and beyond the call of duty as commanding officer of a Scout Sniper Platoon attached to the Assault Regiment in action against Japanese-held Tarawa in the Gilbert Island, 20 and 21 November 1943. The first to disembark from the jeep lighter, 1st Lt. Hawkins unhesitatingly moved forward under heavy enemy fire at the end of the Betio Pier, neutralizing emplacements in coverage of troops assaulting the main beach positions. Fearlessly leading his men on to join the forces fighting desperately to gain a beachhead, he repeatedly risked his life throughout the day and night to direct and lead attacks on pillboxes and installations with grenades and demolitions. At dawn on the following day, 1st Lt. Hawkins resumed the dangerous mission of clearing the limited beachhead of Japanese resistance, personally initiating an assault on a hostile position fortified by five enemy machine-guns, and, crawling forward in the face of withering fire, boldly fired point-blank in to the loopholes and completed the destruction with genades. Refusing to withdraw after being seriously wounded in the chest during this skirmish, 1st Lt. Hawkins steadfastly carried the fight to the enemy, destroying three more pillboxes before he was caught in a burst of Japanese shellfire and mortally wounded. His relentless fighting spirit in the face of formidable opposition and his exceptionally daring tactics served as an inspiration to his comrades during the most crucial phase of the battle and reflect the highest credit upon the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.”
This is not a complete game.
You will need to own the ATS Rulebook 2014 plus, standard system small marker counters and one or more 10-sided dice to play.
This product is 100% made in the USA and created as a labor-of-love by one of your fellow ATSers.
Each copy of ATS Tarawa includes:
Ten scenarios, including scenario #10, the macro Monster scenario, on 10 2-sided cards.
An eight page Battlefield Walkaround rules set in 3-hold color format for your binder.
12 sheets of color dice-cut counters