Invasion of Amoy - March 10, 1938 - March 12, 1938

Operations in the Fukien-Kwangtung Area
Pacific Theater By: Nygaard - Last update: 08/16/2011
Allied Player: Axis Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first


Historical Background:
On May 10, 1938, at dawn, over 30 Japanese aircraft repeatedly bombed coastal postions northeast of Amoy, while Japanese ships bombarded Ho-tsu, Ni-chin, and Wu-tung to cover the landing of more than 2,000 marines. The 445th Regiment of the 75th Division fought against them, suffering heavy casualties. Eventually their positions were overrun. The Chinese forces fell back to the lines further inland to continue resistance.
By the afternoon of the 10th, the Japanese has circled around the Chinese lines and threatened to encircle the remnants of the 445th Regiment. As night fell, the defenders escaped in small groups, and with no reserve close by, the door to Amoy was open.
In the night of May 12, Chinese forces abandoned Amoy and moved to Sung-yu on the mainland.

Briefing:
Japanese Player takes 6 command cards, you go first.
Chinese Player takes 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals
Wu-tung, Ho-tsu, Ni-chin and Hopien are all temporary victory locations for the Japanese player.

Special Rules:
- Imperial Japanese Army rules (Nations 3) are in effect for all Japanese units.
- The Chinese artillery has only 1 figure to symbolize the poor availability of ammunition and heavy guns.
- Air Rules are optional - if used give the Japanese 1 Air Sortie and shuffle the other into the deck. The Chinese player use the Storch for this scenario (Airplanes 5).

Scenario Bibliography:
Hsu Long-hsuen and Chang Ming-kai, History of The Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) 2nd Ed. ,1971. Pg. 247.
Axis History Forum: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=117957

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

Set-up Order
3
1
1
2
15
1
1
1
13
5
9
4