|Publication: ASL Union of Gamers 7|
|Location: The Halba and Holsten Rivers, Manchukuo|
|Scenario Date: 28/05/1939|
|# of Turns: 10|
|# of Maps: 4|
|Maps Used: 26, 27, 28, 29|
On 27th of May, the imperial Japanese Army HQ issued its operational order calling for am attack on the east bank of the Halha River. Since surprise was impossible in the steppes in daylight, the assault forces were to move forward at night to jump off at dawn on the 28th. Typical of IJA tactical thinking, the plan for encirclement was complex. On paper, the plan looked beautiful -- a separate advance with joint attack (bunshin gogeki) to catch the fleeing enemy in a double envelopment. Major Azuma's small reconnaissance unit of truck and horse-mounted infantry, mule-packed guns and a small tank was to seize the confluence of the Halha and Holsten rivers swiftly and cut off the retreating Russians from the rear. But at dawn, they moved forward and ran into an unexpectedly determined foe.
- The Japanese win at the end of any game turn when they have > 9 VPs calculated as exit VPs [Exc: prisoners and broken units do not count] more than the Russians on board 29.
- 5 Russian 2 Japanese per ROAR 22 Oct 2011.
After Action Report