The Battle of the Eastern Solomons - HPS NC4: Midway
The Battle of the Eastern SolomonsBy John Tiller and Gary McClellan
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|First Side:||US Navy|
|Second Side:||Imp. Japanese Navy|
Scenario length – 12 hours August 24, 1942. The United States invasion of Guadalcanal set the stage for a series of naval actions. While the Japanese initially badly underestimated the strength of the invasion, they soon decided that they needed to reinforce the island as a prelude to recapturing it. Thus, the Combined Fleet sortied in an attempt to strike Henderson Field and cover a major convoy to the island. The US Navy had the Enterprise and Saratoga ready to engage them in the third Carrier Battle of the War.