Thus far, I have found surprisingly few scenarios for 1943 compared to the rest of the war. I guess that when you think about it, 1940 has Blitzkrieg, 1941 has Barbarossa, 1942 sees a lot of action in North Africa, 1944 has D-Day, and 1945 has numerous scenarios in Germany - east and west.
‘‘What about the Pacific?’’ you may ask. Well, of the official scenarios on DoW, there is a total of 63 for the Pacific, but only 7 for 1943.
Given that it is a game of American origin, the Pacific Theatre/Theater seems under-represented in M44: Western Front, 230 scenarios for the whole war; Med: 76; Eastern: 100. Given the scope of that part of the war, why so few Pacific scenarios?
Maybe it was with that in mind that I have listed some of the few I have found for 80 years ago in the Pacific:
Withdrawal in the jungle - August 01, 1943
A straightforward looking infantry battle, but some tricky terrain.
I have just played this one. Another good jdrommel scenario, and quite quick to play - please see my After Action Review.
Munda airfield - August 01, 1943 - August 05, 1943
Tanks and infantry, with Caves on Hills and Air Strikes & Blitz rules.
An interesting scenario and relatively easy to play, but very one sided - see my After Action Review to find out why.
Grizzly’s Sappers - August 18, 1943
A complex-looking Australian commando raid - they must take all three Medal Objectives to end the game.
Just finished this one - one of the best scenarios I have ever played!
Arnold’s Crest - August 27, 1943 - August 28, 1944
Another Aussie one, an infantry battle using the Capture HQ rule.
Just played this - quite a lot of terrain to set up, but worth it for the intense infantry battle.