It was the most perfect day to play paintball ever in the history of the world...so don't ask me why only 60 players showed, and I have to admit I saw some of the most intense paintball ever played at Battlefront.
Two players were awarded the Kamikaze Patch (the Battlefront Medal of Honor)and two others were recommended for the Iron Cross.
The Japanese had an excellent strategy to capture their initial objectives. Five American flags had to be dropped and three other objectives had to be destroyed with satchel charges. The Japs sent a token force towards the Marine HQ to pin down as many Americans as possible while their main force made an east to west sweep to capture and destroy all the other objectives. They intended to link up at the Marine HQ catching the Americans in a pincer. It came very close to succeeding and five objectives were captured, but the American resistance stiffened and the first phase of the battle ended with the Japs up by 200 points.
The afternoon phase required the Japanese to raise their flag at three locations to capture Port Moresby - the Radio Tower in town, the Bank and the landing craft on Omaha. All afternoon the Japs put the flags up and the Americans kept taking them down and with two minutes remaining in the game it all boiled down to the flag on Omaha. A mob of Japs overwhelmed Omaha and then hung the flag giving them a 100 point lead. With two minutes remaining, the Americans put together a "banzai" charge of their own that dropped the Japanese flag and secured the American win. A REALLY GREAT BATTLE!!