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Historic Milsim Event


16,17,18th August 2024


Pathfinder Airsoft - llatyrafel farm, Aberdulais SA10 8HR


The Matanikau River of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, is located in the northwest part of the island. It runs from South West to North East through various terrain. In the South there are many hills densely forested and to the North it begins to plateau towards the coastline. On 7 August 1942, Allied forces (primarily American) landed on Guadalcanal. In response to the Allied landings on Guadalcanal, the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters assigned the Imperial Japanese Army's 17th Army. The "First Element" of Ichiki's unit, consisting of about 917 soldiers, landed from destroyers at Taivu Point, east of the Lunga perimeter, on 19 August, attacked the U.S. Marine defenses, and were almost completely annihilated during the resulting Battle of the Tenaru on 21 August. By 7 September 6,000 men of Kawaguchi's brigade, including the rest of Ichiki's regiment and much of the Aoba regiment, had landed Guadalcanal.Ferocious battles ensued between Allied and Japanese forces over Edson’s Ridge and Henderson Field resulting in Japanese forces retreating back into the Jungle.24 September, Colonel “Chesty” Puller's men hiked up the northeast slope of Mount Austen, they surprised and killed a bivouac of 16 Japanese soldiers. The noise from the skirmish alerted several companies of Oka's Maizuru Battalion, who were emplaced nearby. A Smaller USMC Recon Platoon in the Matanikau Valley intercepts some alerted troops.



  • FIND to DESTROY – USMC, are to RECCE the area and FIND enemy dispositions in order to DESTROY the enemy on the high ground above the Matanikau river.


  • WITHDRAW – Japanese troops are to WITHDRAW back to the security of their own lines. 



Matanikau Patrol

  • All Japanese impressions are welcome. Preferably early war.

    All US Pacific impressions welcome. Preferably USMC early war.

    Sub Machine guns should limited to Squad Leaders, 2ic’s and Officers only. Let’s, as always, try to maximise the number of rifles in use!

    Ages 13-16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.


    • Full Weekend Event - £110. £45 deposit to secure place, full payment upon signing in at event.
    • Single day - £55. £45 deposit to secure place, full payment upon signing in at event.
    • Sniper Roles (4 slots per side)
    • Medics Roles (2 Slots per side)

    Rental Kits:

    *Price may vary depending on weapon:

    • Standard weapons - £30 for the weekend

    Included in Cost:

    • Site hire
    • Camp Site
    • Insurance
    • Social on Friday evening

    Ration Cards:
    Ration cards will be closed until further notice.

  • Refunds on event tickets are non refundable if you do not wish to attend, however, if Frontline Events Ltd must cancel an event refunds WILL be issued.

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