Japanese RHQ at the southern end of their line, this unit was destroyed (as it was historically) by naval gunfire at around 2pm; about turn 7. Figures are Airfix.
This is the rear or the airfield defences, showing the northern Japanese RHQ and the reserve company of infantry attached to them
Marines supported by their light armour
Venerable Airfix Marines in action along the seafront. The yellow markers indicate about 1/3 casualties. The rubble to the left of pictures is a destroyed pillbox
Close quarters fighting around one of the few remaining fortified areas at the southern end of the island
Just inland from Red Beach, the Marines encountered strong resistance from this area around the village and had to wait a turn or two for support to arrive
The support. US aircraft smashed the Japanese positions just about every time it turned up
Losses of armour did not hold up the drive inland.
More armour landing on the now quiet Red Beach. Tanks are Hasegawa and Armourfast, Landing ship by Matchbox
Pack howitzer by Waterloo 1815 firing in support of the assault on the village
Marines move past wrecked Japanese armour
The end result of one of the Japanese human wave assaults at the southern end of the island. Several Japanese companies tried this tactic with fairly limited success