[Far-East] Battle of Mutankiang - August 12, 1945 - August 16, 1945

Operation August Storm - Japanese fierce resistance.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 12/03/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x6 x7
    first You play first

Historical Background:
Soviet troops of the 1st Far East Front, under the command of Marshall Meretzkov, had the city of Mutankiang as first objective. The eastern road from the Soviet border to the city ran across a mountainous area heavy fortified by the Japanese. Artillery batteries were entrenched of the top of some hills and could fire to any target on range. Meretzkov's units had to cross this area and neutralize the strong points and particularly the Mount Shozu which was heavily shelled. . Then Soviet troops arrived in Mutankiang and realized that the bridges on the Mudan River had been blown up by the Japanese.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 5 command cards.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 6 command cards, you move first.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.
Mutankiang is a temporary medal objective for the Allied player.
The blowing of each bridge is a permanent medal objective for the Axis player.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "Blowing up a bridge" rules (Actions 2) Option 1, for the Axis player.
- Use "Mountains" rules (Terrains 30) to the Japanese artillery units on a mountain hexagon.
- Use "Pontoon Bridge" rules (Terrains 33).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Battle of Mutankiang - Wikipedia.

Official scenario of the FFM44, played in the Memoir'44 tournament in Nantes on the 2nd of December 2017.

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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