The surprise Soviet blitzkrieg across the eastern border of Manchukuo did not necessarily seal the fate of the Japanese 5th Army. The key was the quick capture of a great railroad bridge spanning the Mutan River north of the strategic city of Mutanchiang. The point unit, the Soviet 257th Tank Brigade, roared into Hualin just over a mile northeast of the bridge. Under orders to maintain the advance with all speed, a reinforced tank company was sent down the road in hopes of achieving a second coup de main that day. . .
Attacker: Russian (257th Tank Brigade)
Defender: Japanese (370th Infantry Regiment, 135th Infantry Division)
Turns: 10 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
6 miles north of Mutanchiang, Manchukuo 1945-08-13
Squads: A:9.0 D:13.0
AFVs: A:12 T-34 M43 x 10 SU-76M x 2
Guns: A:0 D:2 Year-41 Type Mountain Gun x 2 Type 89 Heavy Grenade-Launcher x 3