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  • Planning Maps
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"We struck at Guadalcanal to halt the advance of the Japanese. We did not know how strong he was, nor did we know his plans. We knew only that he was moving down the island chain and that he had to be stopped.

We were as well trained and as well armed as time and our peacetime experience allowed us to be. We needed combat to tell us how effective our training, our doctrines, and our weapons had been.

We tested them against the enemy, and we found that they worked. From that moment in 1942, the tide turned, and the Japanese never again advanced."

-GEN A.A. Vendegrift USMC

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Squad Battles: The Proud and the Few- containing 40 scenarios covering the entire Pacific Theater in World War II involving the US Marine Corps.


  • Wake Island
  • Tarawa
  • Guadalcanal
  • Peleliu
  • Iwo Jima
  • and more...

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New Features include:

  • Caves and cave movement
  • Banzai charges
  • K-9 dogs
  • and other unique features of the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Featuring complete maps including:

  • Wake Island
  • Iwo Jima
  • Roi Namur
  • Makin Island
  • and more...

Thirty-Five "submaps" have been added of many types of terrain found in the Pacific. They include beaches, mountains, village complexes, valleys, dense terrain, and others.

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 Designers: Louie Marsh, Bryan Melvin, James Rapkins, and Bill Wilder
  • Campaign Maps: Mike Avanzini
  • Playtesters: Randy Casebier, Massimo Rocca, CJ Mello, James Rapkins, Bryan Melvin, Louie Marsh, 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)
Bairoko map Betio map Corregidor map
Bairoko: 3.59 mb gif Betio: 2.80 mb gif  Corregidor: 8.95 mb gif

Gavutu map Guadalcanal East map Guadalcanal West map
Gavutu Island: 503 kb gif Guadalcanal East: 13.2 mb gif Guadalcanal West: 13.8 mb gif

Guam North map Guam South map Iwo Jima map
Guam North: 18.6 mb gif Guam South: 18.8 mb gif Iwo Jima: 18.2 mb gif

Makin Island map Pelelieu map Roi Namur Island map
Makin Island: 4.04 mb gif  Pelelieu: 18.5 mb gif Roi Namur Island: 2.20 mb gif

Tulagi map Viru map Wake Island map
Tulagi: 2.46 mb gif Viru: 15.3 mb gif  Wake Island: 11.4 mb gif

Yae Take map    
Yae Take (Okinawa): 11.5 mb gif    

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Reading List
Kakehashi, Kumiko; So Sad to Fall in Battle: An Account of War Based on General Tadamichi Kuribayashi's Letters from Iwo Jima; Presidio Press, 2007
Bradley, James; Flags of Our Fathers; Bantam, 2006
Leckie, Robert; Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific; Bantam, 2010
Leckie, Robert; Challenge for the Pacific: Guadalcanal: The Turning Point of the War; Bantam, 2010
Leckie, Robert; Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan; Da Capo Press, 2010
Davis, Burke; Marine! The Life of Chesty Puller; Bantam, 1991
Sledge, E B; With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa; Presidio Press, 2007
Hoyt, Edwin P; Guadalcanal; Scarborough House, 1999
Sledge, E B; China Marine: An Infantryman's Life after World War II; Oxford University Press, 2003
Nez, Chester; Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII; Berkley, 2011
Spector, Ronald; Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan; Vintage, 1985
Wukovits, John; Pacific Alamo: The Battle for Wake Island; NAL Trade, 2003
Wukovits, John; One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa; NAL Trade, 2007
Sloan, Bill; Given Up for Dead: America's Heroic Stand at Wake Island; Bantam, 2008
Alexander, Joseph; Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa; Naval Institute Press, 2008
Frank, Richard; Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle; Penguin, 1992
Hammel, Eric; Islands of Hell: The U.S. Marines in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945; Zenith Press, 2010
Newcomb, Richard; Iwo Jima; Holt Paperbacks, 2002
Sloan, Bill; The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945--The Last Epic Struggle of World War II; Simon & Schuster, 2008
Gailey, Harry; Bougainville, 1943-1945: The Forgotten Campaign; University Press of Kentucky, 2003



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