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Fortress Hutou - August 09, 1945 - August 19, 1945

operation August Storm
By: Tyto_Alba - Last update: 01/21/2007
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first

Historical Background:
The Fortress Hutou in eastern Manchuria near the Soviet border was isolated but strategicly very important because of it's high ground and it's access to a railway which was crucial for the Russian's Manchurian campaign. Russian borderguards who have watched the riverbanks for years are assigned to lead the attack, followed closely by the regular army. At midnight, the Russians make their move...
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn and the command is yours. The rest is history.

Japanese Army (capt. Oki)
-take 4 command cards

Russian Army (lt. general Zakhvatayev)
-take 6 command cards
you move first

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

Special Rules:
-This scenario uses the Pacific Theatre visibility-chart. Place a star-token on 1. at the start of each of his turns the Russian player throws 4 dice. For each star rolled move the star-token one spot upward. All units, including artillery, are subject to this limitation on their firing range. Until full daylight is reached, the air-power and barrage tactic cards may only be played to order 1 unit of the player's choice.
-on the places by the river indicated by a star, the Russian player can make a pontoon bridge. (TP pag. 12)
-the artillery north of the fortress is a so-called "big gun" (PT pag. 11)
-the river is not fordable

Scenario Bibliography:
www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/resources/csi/glantz4 a study of the Manchurian campaign containing photos, maps, reports and analysis

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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