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19720U  [Far-East] Battle of Hailar
August 10, 1945
Pacific Theater
Attack of the 205th Soviet Tank Brigade.
By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/22/2018

Historical Background:
In the first hours of Operation "August Storm", the 36th Soviet Army, part of the Transbaïkal Front, crossed the border and ran to the city of Hailar. In the evening of the 9th August the 205th Tank brigade had reached the north of the city. The attack of the Soviet tanks in the night was a success and the central station was captured on the 10th of August in the morning. But in the suburbs of Hailar, the Japanese 80th Independent Mixed Brigade was defending two main fortified areas in the north-west and in the south-east of the city. Due to this heavy resistance, the Soviet troops didn't controlled Hailar before the 18th of August.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 6 command cards.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
The central station is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "Mobile Artillery" rules (Troops 14) to the Soviet artillery unit.
- Use "Night Attacks" rules (Actions 19).
- "Cocktail Molotov" rules are optional if you have the battle map "Khalkhin Gol" (only for Japanese units with a Battle Star).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Magazine "Batailles & Blindés" n° 78 - "Tempête d'Août".
- "August Storm, The Soviet 1945 Strategic Offensive in Manchuria" - David Glantz.

Remember, find with Google Earth the remnants of the Japanese defensive positions in the suburbs of Hailar (Trenches and anti-tank ditches).

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.

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