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[Manchuria] The Siege of Taian - January 20, 1932 - October 28, 1932

Pacific Theater By: secret_strategem - Last update: 09/25/2017
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
For eight days the Japanese garrison commanded by a Captain Hayashi at Taian on the Tsitsihar-Koshen railway was encircled by some 4,000 Chinese Nationalist Volunteer Troops, until it succeeded in repulsing them on October 28 following severe fighting, in which twenty eight Japanese (including Captain Hayashi) were killed or wounded. A cavalry detachment, the Kawase Detachment of 59 horsemen sent out toward Taian, disappeared on the frosted prairie. On November 8 the sole survivor, a Sergeant Iwakami, arrived in Tsitsihar to tell how the detachment had been annihilated outside Taian.

Allied Player [China]
Take 6 Command Cards
You Move First

Axis Player [Japan]
Take 6 Command Cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals

The Central Town Hex of Taian and the Railway Bridge are both Temporary Objective Victory Medals for the Allied Player.

Special Rules:
Imperial Japanese Army Command Rules are in effect [Nations 3].
The river is not frozen. It is a fordable stream [Terrain 41].
Apply Cavalry rules to the Cavalry Units [Troops 8].
The Chinese Artillery figure has one figure, the Japanese have two figures.
Air Power favors the Japanese player.
Optional Rule - Chinese Command Rules: Full strength Chinese infantry units battle with +1 dice when in close assault.
Once the Chinese player has gained 3 medals, he may increase his Command Card hand size by 1 card. He may exceed 6 Command Cards if he started with that number.

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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