[Manchuria] Khalkhin Gol - Action 1 - July 02, 1939 - July 04, 1939

Bain Tsagan Hill.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 10/29/2013
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
May 1939 Manchuria-Outer Mongolia border.
Several border incidents between Outer Mongolia (Part of USSR) and Manchuria occupied by Japanese troops had for consequence that more troops were sent by the two parties at this border made by Khalkhin Gol river. Afraid by the threat of a two fronts war, Stalin sent general Zhukov to organize the defense of the border with the weaken present troops. On the 2nd of July, Japanese troops with superiority in number attacked the Russian positions on the eastern bank of the river. On the 3rd of July, a Mongol cavalry division was defeated on Bain Tsagan hill by Japanese units that had crossed the river on a pontoon bridge. On the 4th of July, Zhukov launched his reserve made up by tanks brigades. Bain Tsagan hill was attacked by Russian tanks from 3diferents directions, north, south and south-west, supported by a powerful artillery fire. At the end of the day, most of Japanese soldiers on Bain Tsagan hill were laying on the battlefield.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player[Japanese Imperial Army] : 5 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [Soviet Union] : 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Red Army" rules (Nation 2).
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- The "Pontoon Bridge" (Terrain 33) is already built and can be used by the two sides. Don't built another bridge.
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules (Terrain 41) for the ford only.
- Use "Cavalry" rules for the Russian unit with "Cavalry" badge" (Troop 8).

Scenario Bibliography:
- Khalkhin Gol - Connaissance de l'Histoire n°49.

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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