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Subject: Detailed component manifest for a 1966-dated edition rss

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A realistic game of U.S. Marine Corps Action -
August 7, 1942

Product No. 701
Copyright date 1966
$6.98 list price

A battalion level game of the "jungle fighting" around Henderson Field in 1942 and 1943. Each turn represents one week.

Guadalcanal was dropped from the Avalon Hill catalog in the seventies. The 1992 Smithsonian series namesake took a different approach from the Classic, focusing on the air and naval battles rather than the land battle.

The game I examined to create this manifest was in used, punched condition.


• 5-1/2"x8-1/2" Instruction folder (4 pages) text in brown and green, marked with product number and "2nd printing - June 1966"

• 5-1/2"x8-1/2" Battle Manual (16 pages) text in red and blue, marked "2nd printing - June 1966"

• 5-1/2"x7-1/8" Leathernecks Illustrated booklet (16 pages, slick paper) text in green and brown

• 10"x8-1/2" two-sided green Time Record card marked with product number and copyright 1966

• Two 8"x10" Order of Appearance cards, one green and one orange, marked with product number and copyright 1966

• 7-5/8"x10" two-sided orange Combat Results Table card, marked with product number and copyright 1966

• 5-1/2"x8-1/2" Casualty Reduction Pad, marked with product number and copyright 1966

• 8-1/4"x7" counter sheet, 117 1/2" counters: 36 green U.S. Marine, 42 blue U.S. Army, and 39 pink Japanese (8 blue blanks, 2 pink blanks)

• Two 22"x14" mapsheets mounted on blue boards attached at adjoining shorter edges by a strip of black tape, west mapsheet marked copyright 1966

• 1/2" white six-sided die with slightly recessed matte black pips

• Two 2-1/2"x10-7/8" cardboard counter trays

• 5-1/2"x8-1/2" AH game catalog folder (4 pages) text in green and black, copyright 1966

• 5-1/2x3-1/4" "This card came from" yellow postage paid registration postcard

• 5-1/2x3-1/4" DO A FRIEND A FAVOR pink postcard

Adapted from my article In Memoriam: Revisiting the Avalon Hill "Classics"
originally published in issue 3 of Simulacrum, October 1998

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