In my Rising Sun scenario - "Sorrow on Saipan"
- the battle centers around control of Hill 500
on the island of Saipan.
Here is what all the "fuss" was about... Hill 500
. This photo was taken in 1944 and I believe from
a reconnaissance aircraft.
You can clearly see the roadway that runs along the crest of the ridge... severe elevation changes... coastal road...and the close proximity of Hill 500 to the Pacific Ocean.
Regards, Mike / "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." - George S. Patton /