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[Mandchuria] Battle of Lake Khasan - Action 1 - July 31, 1938

Japanese attack.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 11/26/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x8 x6 x8
first You play first    

Historical Background:
On mid-July 1938, Japanese diplomatic mission asked to the Soviet Union to withdraw the border troops placed recently on Bezymyannaya and Zaozyornaya Hills (Shachaofeng and Changkufeng Hills in Chinese) west of Lake Khasan, on the border with Mandchuria. Moscow didn't answer to the Japanese. This was called the "Changkufeng Incident". A first Japanese attack on the 29th of July was repelled but on the 31st of July, by a night attack, the Japanese 19th division assaulted the fortified positions of the 39th Soviet Rifle Corps and captured the two hills.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

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

Conditions of Victory:
8 medals. Changkufeng and Shachaofeng hills (hex with medal) are each a temporary medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "Night Attack" rules (Action 19).

Scenario Bibliography:
-Wikipédia - Battle of Lake Khasan.

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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