Frontline tabletop – Books about Guadalcanal. The Battle of Guadalcanal (August 7, 1942 – February 9, 1943) was the first battle in the American amphibious campaign against Japanese Forces in the Pacific. It was fought on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific Theatre of WWII. These books are for tabletop gamers, they are divided in 2 separate books: Guadalcanal, Beach Red and Guadalcanal, Tokyo Express.
Guadalcanal: Beach Red
In this book you find the lists for Guadalcanal of the US 1st Marines, 2nd Marines, Marine Raiders, the 25th Infantry, 23rd Infantry, US Tank and a US Parachute Company. Missions for Guadalcanal (Battle at the Tenaru): Jungle Mission, Tunnel Mission, Island Mission.
Additionally, you find information e. g. about US Tanks and vehicles on Guadalcanal. As well as a bref history of the US 1st and 2nd Marines, US 25th and 23rd Infantry, US Parachutes and US Marine Raiders.
Guadalcanal: Tokyo Express
In this book you find the lists for Guadalcanal of the Japanese 28the Ichiki Detachment, 35th Kawaguchi Detachment, 3rd or 7th SNLF, IJA Tank Company, and IJA South East Infantry. Missions for Guadalcanal: Airfield Mission.
Additionally, you find information e. g. History of Japanese Tanks on Guadalcanal, Japanese Tanks and Insignia on Guadalcanal. Also a bref history about the 28th Ichiki Detachment, the 35th Kawaguchi Detachment, 3rd or 7th Special Naval Landing Force, and IJA South East Infantry.
One theatre – two books
Frontline tabletop – Books about Guadalcanal. Why there are two books about the battle of Guadalcanal? A reason to split Guadalcanal for tabletop gamers in two books was that therefore the US and the Japanese books are clearly separated what makes it easier to play. Especially, as the lists come with lots of interesting information.
But it is not just the same content in both books about the battle, complemented with different lists! Of course, Guadalcanal is Guadalcanal and the setting of the island is for both sides the same. But already the prelude to Guadalcanal differs from US and from Japanese sight, as well as there are different aspects of history important to each side. E. g. in “Guadalcanal – Beach Red” you learn more about Operation Watchtower, in “Guadalcanal – Tokyo Express” you learn more about the Tokyo Express, etc. Shortly said: In each book there are specific contents or details according to the US or Japanese forces.
More about the books: https://www.frontlinebattles.de
So, each book stands for its own. But if you get both of them, you’ll have a huge bunch of different information. At the end of each book you have different missions.