Henderson Field/Operation Shoestring Variant

Operation Shoestring (GMT) is the most detailed land game on the Guadalcanal campaign. It also offers an enticing global coverage of ground, naval, and air combat. However, it has its problems (for example, half a Japanese division is missing from the OOB; sort of like forgetting about Longstreet's troops at Gettysburg) and is very slow to play. Henderson Field, part of the Campaign for Guadalcanal game from 3W, is a much less detailed game that pretty much omits naval and air issues. However, it is an excellent and quick portrayal of the land campaign. This variant is a combination of the Operation Shoestring air and naval game and the Henderson Field ground game that brings out the strengths of both while being much shorter to play than Operation Shoesting.
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