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[Manchuria] Resistance at Nenjiang Bridge - November 04, 1931

Pacific Theater By: secret_strategem - Last update: 08/23/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
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Historical Background:
In November 1931, General Ma Zhanshan chose to disobey the Kuomintang government's ban on further resistance to the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and attempted to prevent Japanese forces from crossing into Heilongjiang province by defending a strategic railway bridge across the Nenjiang River near Jiangqiao. This bridge had been dynamited earlier by Ma's forces. A Japanese repair crew, guarded by 800 Japanese soldiers, went to work on 4 November 1931, but fighting soon began between these units and some of the 2,500 Chinese troops in the area. Both sides used infantry charges against each other, and the Japanese held the bridge.
Later General Ma Zhanshan returned to counterattack with a much larger force. Japanese Major General Shogo Hasebe, had the sluggish river on his left, the railway on his right. Wide swamplands made the Japanese left wing impregnable, forcing Ma to concentrate his cavalry against the exposed Japanese right wing. Although dislodging the Japanese from their advance positions, Ma was unable to recapture the bridge, which the Japanese continued to repair. Ma was eventually forced to withdraw his troops in the face of Japanese tanks and artillery.

Allied Player [China]
Take 5 Command Cards
You Move First

Axis Player [Japan]
Take 6 Command Cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

Nenjiang Bridge is a Temporary Objective Victory Medal for the Allied Player

Special Rules:
Imperial Japanese Army Command Rules are in effect [Nations 3].
Apply Cavalry rules to the four Chinese Cavalry units [Troops 8].
Apply Combat Engineer rules to the Japanese Engineer unit [Troops 4].
Place a Battle Star token on the Nenjiang Bridge. Only Infantry Units may use the bridge until it is repaired by the Engineer unit.To repaire it, the combat engineer unit must be ordered and adjacent to the bridge. Roll 3 dice. On the roll of a star, the bridge is repaired.Remove the Battle Star token.

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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