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battle of Wuhan - October 06, 1938 - October 27, 1938

second Sino-Japanese war
By: *player279058 - Last update: 01/24/2007
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x4 x6 x4 x6


Historical Background:
"One who knows the enemy and knows himself will not be endangered in a hundred engagements
One who knows when he can fight and when he cannot fight will be victorious.
There are commands from the ruler which are not accepted..."
Sun Tzu


By the time Shanghai was captured on November 12, the entire North China Plain was under Japanese control. Nanjing was threatened, and the Chinese government was forced to transfer to Chongqing. However, the facilities did not transfer to Chongqing immediately; instead they were set up in Wuhan.
In the meantime, although they suffered heavy losses of elite troops and equipments in the Shanghai and Nanjing battlefields, some aircraft were able to relocate to Wuhan. Assistance from the USSR provided additional military and technical resources, including a small band of Soviet Air Force volunteers.
Wuhan, located in the midstream of Yangtze River, was the second largest city at the time. On June 11, the Chinese destroyed a levee on the Yellow River in Henan Province, turning 50,000 square kilometres of land in Central China into marsh. It caused massive collateral damage, but the Japanese were halted in their advance and had to attack westwards along Yangtze river. On October 6th, they were about to encircle the city. The battle lines are drawn, the stage is set and you are in command. The rest is history.

Briefing:
axis (general Shunroku Hata)
-take 5 command cards
-you move first

Chinese army (general Chiang Kai-Shek)
-take 5 command cards

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals

Special Rules:
-Imperial Japanese Army rules aere in effect (PT paag. 7)
-rivers are not fordable, bridges cannot be destroyed

Scenario Bibliography:
wikipedia: battle of Wuhan, order of battle wuhan
http://english.sina.com/china/1/2005/0805/41221.html info
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army/csi-battles.htm#XIX quote
http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/Stories/emagazine-3/tanks/Chinese_Tank_Forces_and_Battles_before_1945_ed.htm info

Warning:
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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