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The follow-up to the popular "Proud & Few" Squad Battles game, Squad Battles: Pacific War continues in the Pacific theater but adds all the changes in the Squad Battles system since "Proud & Few" was released, to include the extremely popular Fast AI Processing.

The game also has the standard scenario, OOB, parameter, database & sub-map editors included with the game. Play modes include A/I, Hot Seat, PBEM, LAN & Internet play.


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Squad Battles: Pacific War contains 60 scenarios covering the entire Pacific Theater in World War II involving a host of new nationalities. Forces from the Chinese (both Nationalist and Communist), Dutch, Soviet, Australian, British, and US Armies are pitted against the Japanese.

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Campaign Map 2

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Pacific War Features:

  • 60 stand alone scenarios.
  • A wide sampling of actions from this conflict.
  • Campaigns covering Australians on the Kokoda Track, Americans in Burma, and Japanese in Thailand and Malaya.
  • Many unique maps providing ample ground for scenario designers to create their own actions.

The game also has the standard scenario, OOB, parameter, database & sub-map editors included with the game. Play modes include A/I, Hot Seat, PBEM, LAN & Internet play.


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  • Developer: John Tiller
  • Artist: Joseph Amoral
  • Unit Graphics: Mark Adams
  • Music: Thomas Hook & Daniel Lee
  • Additional AI programming: John Rushing
  • Contributed Sound Effects: Edward Williams
  • Project Coordinator: Bill Wilder
  • Scenario Testing Coordinator: Frank Harmon
  • Scenario Designers: Frank Harmon, Neil Stalker, Louie Marsh, Lee Hook, and Bill Wilder
  • Scenario Maps: Dave Blackburn and Bill Wilder
  • Orders of Battle: Wyatt Kappely, Neil Stalker, John Tiller, and Bill Wilder
  • Campaign Maps: Mike Avanzini
  • Playtesters: Federico Doveri, Massimo Rocca, Louie Marsh, Neil Stalker, and Frank Harmon, Lee Hook, Wyatt Kappely, and Bill Wilder

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Processor: 1 GHz
Disk Space: 1 GB
Memory: 1 GB

Planning Maps     (click for full-sized images)
Admin Box map Kohima Ridge map Nunshigum map
Admin Box: 1.86 mb gif Kohima Ridge: 4.79 mb gif  Nunshigum India: 4.43 mb gif

Sittang Bridge map White City map Myitkyina map
Sittang Bridge: 5.23 mb gif White City: 1.21 mb gif Myitkyina: 653 kb gif
Central Pacific
Eniwetok Island map Kwajalein Island map Makin Island map
Eniwetok Island: 1.39 mb gif Kwajalein Island: 2.76 mb gif Makin Island: 4.04 mb gif

Midway Island map Roi Namur Island map  
Midway Island: 2.84 mb gif Roi Namur Island: 2.20 mb gif  

Azuma Recce map Khasan Lake map Moko Heights map
Azuma Recce: 5.56 mb gif Khasan Lake: 7.20 mb gif  Moko Heights: 5.54 mb gif

Nomohan map    
Nomohan: 1.45 mb gif    

Guam - Barrigada map Guam North map Saipan - Death Valley
Guam - Barrigada: 1.43 mb gif Guam North: 18.6 mb gif  Saipan -Death Valley: 4.39 mb gif

Saipan - Hari Kari Gulch map Saipan South map  
Saipan - Hari Kari Gulch: 1.68 mb gif Saipan South: 35.4 mb gif  

New Guinea
Brigade Hill map Buna map Gona map
Brigade Hill: 3.92 mb gif Buna: 3.79 mb gif Gona: 4.14 mb gif

Ioribaiwa map Kokoda map Milne Bay map
Ioribaiwa: 6.45 mb gif Kokoda: 5.10 mb gif Milne Bay: 2.28 mb gif

Torokina Point map Wairopi map  
Torokina Point: 6.30 mb gif Wairopi: 12.9 mb gif  

Item Packet  map Pinnacle map Kakazu Ridge map
Item Packet: 2.31 mb gif Pinnacle: 885 kb gif Kakazu Ridge: 876 kb gif

Skyline Ridge map Sugarloaf map Yae Take map
Skyline Ridge: 3.27 mb gif Sugarloaf: 2.13 mb gif Yae Take: 11.5 mb gif

Intramuros map Olympic Stadium map Ormoc Leyte map
Intramuros: 1.10 mb gif Olympic Stadium Manila: 1.15 mb gif Ormoc - Leyte: 1.60 mb gif

Corregidor map    
Corregidor: 8.95 mb gif    

SW Pacific
Admiralty Islands map Arawe New Britain map Guadalcanal East map
Admiralty Islands: 1.67 mb gif Arawe - New Britain: 3.35 mb gif Guadalcanal East: 13.2 mb gif

Guadalcanal West map    
Guadalcanal West: 13.8 mb gif    

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Reading List
Baldwin, Hanson W; Battles Lost and Won: Great Campaigns of World War 2 (Men at War); Konecky & Konecky Military Books, 2000
Blair, Clay; MACARTHUR; Doubleday, 1977
Boyle, David; World War II: A Photographic History; MetroBooks, 2000
Brune, Peter; A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua; Allen & Unwin, 2005
Brune, Peter; Those Ragged Bloody Heroes: From the Kokoda Trail to Gona Beach 1942; Allen & Unwin, 2005
Manchester, William; American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964; Back Bay Books, 2008
Astor, Gerald; Crisis in the Pacific: The Battles for the Philippine Islands by the Men Who Fought Them; Dell, 2002
Astor, Gerald; Operation Iceberg : The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II; Dell, 1996
Levine, Steven; China's Bitter Victory: The War with Japan, 1937-1945; Sharpe, 1993
MacHorton, Ian; The Hundred Days of Lt. MacHorton; Bantam, 1979
McLynn, Frank; The Burma Campaign: Disaster into Triumph, 1942-45 (Yale Library of Military History); Yale University Press, 2011 (reprint)
Drea, Edward; Nomonhan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939; University Press of the Pacific, 2005
Nedialkov, Demitar; In the Skies of Nomonhan: Japan Versus Russia May-september 1939; Crecy Publishing, 2011
Slim, Field Marshall Viscount William; Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945; Cooper Square Press, 2000
Thompson, Julian; Forgotten Voices of Burma: The Second World War's Forgotten Conflict; Ebury Press, 2010
Tamayama, Kazao, & Nunneley, John; Tales by Japanese Soldiers; Cassell, 2001
Harries, Meirion; Soldiers of the Sun: The Rise and Fall of the Imperial Japanese Army; Random House, 1994
Toland, John; The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945; Modern Library, 2003
Thompson, Peter; Battle for Singapore; Portrait, 2006
Bayley, Chris; Forgotten Armies: Britain's Asian Empire & the War with Japan; Penguin, 2005
Campbell, James; The Ghost Mountain Boys: Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific; Broadway, 2008



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