Corinth Corinth

Chiangyin Fortress Online - November 27, 1937 - December 01, 1937

Battle of Shanghai
Pacific Theater By: Nygaard - Last update: 02/10/2012
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x7 x5 x7
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After the fall of Shanghai the Japanese pressed hard to cut off and annihilate as many Chinese divisions as possible. Along the Yangtze River there were a number of fierce encounters, many of them fought in ancient imperial fortresses build in strategically important locations. One such place was the Chiang-yin fortress. The 103rd and 112th Divisions were positioned in the old fortress, but had a serious lack of heavy weapons and artillery. Against them the 10th Corps under command of Heisuke Yanagawa could call upon several elite units of the Kunizaki Column, armor of the 6th and 18th division as well as heavy guns from 114th division.
After a five day fierce battle from November 27 to December 1, the Chiang-yin Fortress fell into enemy hands as support was cut out and off. It's defenders, the 103rd and 112th divisions broke and moved towards Chen-Chiang closer to Nanking.

Axis Player [Japan] : take 5 command cards - you move first.
Allied Player [China] : Take 5 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
7 medals
The Town Hex marked Chiangyin and the hex marked "Supply lines", are Temporary Victory locations for the Japanese player.

Special Rules:
Apply the Japanese Command rules to the Axis Player (Nations 3 - Japanese Imperial Army).
Place a badge on Japanese engineering units (Troops 4 - Combat Engineers).

Scenario Bibliography:
Hsu & Chang: History of the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), pg. 200-211, map 8.

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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