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Default Re: Original Steel Panthers converted scenarios

A Common Virtue, Feb. 1945*
Date: February 20th, 1945*
Battle Location: Iwo Jima*
Battle Type: USMC assault vs Japan defend*
On February 19th, 1945, the U.S. 5th Marine Division assaulted the vital island of Iwo Jima. The capture of Iwo Jima would allow U.S. fighters to escort the B-29 bombers on their raids to Japan. The Japanese had garrisoned the island with 22,000 fighting men and were very well entrenched. After a day of very heavy fighting to secure the beach, the Marines decided to tackle Mt. Suribachi next. For 3 days the Marines and Japanese fought a no quarter battle to control the hill. Often the Japanese would infiltrate the Marines from behind, requiring them to retake the old positions all over again. Finally on the 23rd, Mt. Suribachi fell, but it would not be until march 26th that the island was finally secure. As one Marine General stated about the Marines after the fighting, "Uncommon valor was a common virtue".*
Notes: Converted/adapted by Jose Logrono from the original 1995 Steel Panthers wargame.*
Design by: SSI.**
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