This is somewhat off-topic, but Michael D. suggested I post here to pick the brains of our most enlightened readership.
I'm co-running a Combat Commander: Pacific (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/28181/combat-commander-pacific
) tournament in Toronto in September, and we'd like to create a special tournament scenario based on the actions of 'A' Company, Winnipeg Grenadiers on the morning/early afternoon of 19 Dec 1941, 1000-1330h, specifically the withdrawal action from Mount Butler and Jardine's Lookout, in which WO2 Osborn earned his VC.
From general research and reading, I believe I have a good sense of what to use for force mix and objectives, and by extrapolation from narratives here...
...I believe I also have a good sense of where the action occurred in terms of terrain and location.
However, I know that readers here have an extensive collection of Canadian war history information and may have additional insight.
Any assistance you could render in this regard would be much appreciated. Of special interest are maps which provide detail of the axis of advance at a greater level of detail found in this reproduction from the official C.P. Stacey history:
I have referenced Google Earth and Google and Bing Maps to get a better sense of geography as well, but better detail (especially the exact location of the last stand of the remnants of Company 'A') remain elusive. I have spoken to natives of Hong Kong who work in my office who were helpful in reducing the possible area, but where exactly this desperate fight occurred relative to Jardine's Lookout and the nearby two peaks of Mount Butler is not clear from the narratives (though reasonable guesses may be made, I'm hoping to have it more exact if at all possible). It's interesting to note that a small asterisked note at the bottom of page 481 in the Volume I of the Official History also notes the uncertainty of which hilltop 'A' Company was actually fighting for.
A brief overview of the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of this small fight can be found in Chapter XIV of Volume I of the Official History, with the specifics on page 480-481.
Additional information, for those unfamiliar with the general background, or not in possession of the Official History, can also be found here: